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Kevin John DeBault

July 18, 1968September 29, 2020
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Kevin John DeBault was born on July 18, 1968 in Port Lavaca, TX. He was the 2nd born son of John & Donna Kinder DeBault. Adventurous: That word describes Kevin Graduated Calhoun High School Graduated from TSTI in Waco with an associates degree in diesel technology He got a job on a 65’ sail boat that sailed from Miami to the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas where he worked as head engineer. He adapted to island life quite well, came home with shoulder length hair that had braids and beads and full facial hair. He then graduated from Victoria College then transferred to Texas A&M in Corpus Christi where he graduated with a degree in mari culture (study of fish). He also taught scuba diving off oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico for Texas A&M. He also worked on shrimp farms for Texas A&M and a farm in Rio Hondo, TX. Adventurousness came to life in him again… He did research on shrimp farming and found a job in Guyaquil, Ecuador, South America. There he managed a huge shrimp farm. 9/11 happened and things shut down. He came home found a job in Waterbury, Connecticut building and installing aquatic systems for cancer research using eggs from frogs and fish. He has units in MD Anderson, Yale, University of Minnesota, Southern California, and other locations. He then moved back to Texas when he got a grant to do aquaponics (growing plants without soil) He took care of his father when dying of cancer. He was on church parish council. Wanted to teach adults about their Catholic faith and scripture study. On January 1, 2020 he was diagnosed with brain cancer. He faced his diagnosis with courage and faith in God ministering to those that cared for him throughout his 9 ½ month battle with cancer. On Tuesday September 29, 2020 he joined Jesus and family members in heaven. More adventures to come… Kevin John DeBault, 52 of Inez passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He was born July 18, 1968 in Port Lavaca to John and Donna Kinder DeBault. Kevin was an aguaculturist and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez. Kevin is survived by his mother, Donna Kinder DeBault, brother, Scott (Traci) DeBault of Point Comfort, niece, Alex DeBault and a nephew, Allen DeBault. He was preceded in death by his father, John DeBault on March 6, 2019. Visitation will be 9-10 AM, Monday, October 5, 2020 with a rosary to be recited at 10:30 AM and the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez. Graveside services and interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dean Sternadel, Jim Sheppard, Alex DeBault, Michael DeBault, Allen DeBault, Bill Kloesel, David Walther, Gary Winter and Robert Hairell. Kevin’s cousins and his pharmacal friends will serves as honorary pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901 Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Kinder DeBault, Mother
  • Scott DeBault and wife, Traci, Brother
  • Alex DeBault, Niece
  • Allen DeBault, Nephew
  • John DeBault, Father (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Dean Sternadel
  • Jim Sheppard
  • Alex DeBault
  • Michael DeBault
  • Allen DeBault
  • Bill Kloesel
  • David Walther
  • Gary Winter
  • Robert Hairell
  • Kevin's cousins and pharmacal friends, Honourary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice of South Texas

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, October 5, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, October 5, 2020

Memories

Kevin John DeBault

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P.J. Walther

October 6, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Default, Scott, and family during this difficult time. My God's love comfort you!

P.J. Walther

October 5, 2020

I have so many memories of Kevin it is difficult to choose just one. He was an essential member of the inner circle of friends we grew up with together. The one thing that I remember about Kevin's personality are the implied 'face palms' he would stare you down with, especially when you did something stupid. He always had the right comment for the moment with or without the 'face plams' and you gave him the chance he would roast you. That was one of many traits the him popular with everyone. Kevin is one of the most grounded and down to earth people I have ever known.

Kevin's passing hits so very close to home. I will miss you Kevin! My friend, my brother. I will see you again! We all will see you again someday!

Doris Breeden Janak

October 5, 2020

Donna,

My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your son, I feel your pain as I lost my son at age 52 in January of this year. Prayers for you and your family.

Doris (Breeden) Janak
Class of 60

Scott DeBault

October 4, 2020

Life long friends

Merelyn Nicholson

October 3, 2020

Sweet Donna. Was so very sorry to see that you have had this sad time. Please know you are in my thoughts, and prayers, for strength. You are loved.

Amy Mills

October 3, 2020

I have sweet memories of my childhood in Point Comfort. I lived on the same street as Kevin. One day I was at a Kevin’s house. We decided to climb a tree. Kevin went first. I followed but got scared. Kevin said “Never fear Kevin’s here!!” A gentleman even as a kid!
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my prayers
Amy Bryant Mills

Joanna Mattei

October 2, 2020

My Dear Bubba, the world has lost a true gentleman, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. I promise to smile when I think of the cookouts, camping, and all the playful banter between you and Chris. Rest easy my friend.

Holly Wilkinson

October 2, 2020

Hey Cuz. I will miss you! I always loved coming to your house to go swimming as a kid. A few times you would lose your contact lenses in the pool and you would ask us to help you find them. I will miss texting you while watching the Houston Astros baseball games. I am playing Jimmy Buffet music and dancing the Texas Two Step in your honor.
Thinking of you Aunt Donna, Scott & Tracy. Hugs & Kisses XOXO
Love you always, Holly Wilkinson

Kristian Blakeney

October 2, 2020

Hey Cousin, I'm so sad to see you go but I know you are in a better place. I will miss you but will hold on to the memories we had when we were younger. When we lived in Texas I could not wait to make the trip to Point Comfort (especially during Christmas) to visit all our relatives. I especially loved going over to your house to swim in your pool and hang out. Something I will never forget, is when I was probably 8-10 years old and I was over at your house with all the cousins and I took a drink of what I thought was my soda from a can. It definitely was not soda but I did not know what it was. My stomach starting hurting and I asked you what it was and you told me that it was your "dip can" where you would spit and I immediately threw up in your bedroom. I also remember those days when you would stay at our house a few days when you would come back from your boat trips in the Keys. You were always bare foot and carrying a duffle bag full of clothes to wash. And every time I saw you the first thing you would say is "Booooooy". Rest In Peace my friend.
Our prayers are with you Donna and Scott in this difficult time. We love you all. - Kristian

FROM THE FAMILY

November 1968
Kevin~ 4 months old~ 15 pounds

FROM THE FAMILY

November 1968
Kevin~ 4 months old~ 15 pounds

FROM THE FAMILY

Kevin 3 1/2
Everybody went to school, but
Kevin. He decided to entertain
himself

FROM THE FAMILY

Grandma DeBault's 58th Birthday
Tammy 7
Kevin 6
Scott 8 1/2
October 1974

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Kevin's parents
Donna and John DeBault

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July 18, 1974
Kevin's 6th Birthday Party
Steven Koncaba, Dianne Kneupper
Pin the Tail on Snoopy

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1st Holy Communion at home~1976

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Sept. 1973
Great grandma Sanders' home in Yoakum, TX

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Pat O'Briens, New Orleans, LA
Holy Thursday, March 24, 2005
Kevin 36 years

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Cousins
(at Granny Debault's funeral)

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Grandpa & Grandma DeBault
Kevin's Confirmation:
Sponsor, Grandpa D.

Biography

Kevin John DeBault was born on July 18, 1968 in Port Lavaca, TX. He was the 2nd born son of John & Donna Kinder DeBault.
Adventurous: That word describes Kevin
Graduated Calhoun High School
Graduated from TSTI in Waco with an associates degree in diesel technology
He got a job on a 65’ sail boat that sailed from Miami to the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas where he worked as head engineer. He adapted to island life quite well, came home with shoulder length hair that had braids and beads and full facial hair.
He then graduated from Victoria College then transferred to Texas A&M in Corpus Christi where he graduated with a degree in mari culture (study of fish).
He also taught scuba diving off oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico for Texas A&M. He also worked on shrimp farms for Texas A&M and a farm in Rio Hondo, TX.
Adventurousness came to life in him again…
He did research on shrimp farming and found a job in Guyaquil, Ecuador, South America. There he managed a huge shrimp farm.
9/11 happened and things shut down.
He came home found a job in Waterbury, Connecticut building and installing aquatic systems for cancer research using eggs from frogs and fish. He has units in MD Anderson, Yale, University of Minnesota, Southern California, and other locations.
He then moved back to Texas when he got a grant to do aquaponics (growing plants without soil)
He took care of his father when dying of cancer.
He was on church parish council. Wanted to teach adults about their Catholic faith and scripture study.
On January 1, 2020 he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
He faced his diagnosis with courage and faith in God ministering to those that cared for him throughout his 9 ½ month battle with cancer.
On Tuesday September 29, 2020 he joined Jesus and family members in heaven.
More adventures to come…
Kevin John DeBault, 52 of Inez passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He was born July 18, 1968 in Port Lavaca to John and Donna Kinder DeBault. Kevin was an aguaculturist and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez.
Kevin is survived by his mother, Donna Kinder DeBault, brother, Scott (Traci) DeBault of Point Comfort, niece, Alex DeBault and a nephew, Allen DeBault.
He was preceded in death by his father, John DeBault on March 6, 2019.
Visitation will be 9-10 AM, Monday, October 5, 2020 with a rosary to be recited at 10:30 AM and the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Inez. Graveside services and interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dean Sternadel, Jim Sheppard, Alex DeBault, Michael DeBault, Allen DeBault, Bill Kloesel, David Walther, Gary Winter and Robert Hairell. Kevin’s cousins and his pharmacal friends will serves as honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, TX 77901
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

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