Kenneth “Kenny” D. McCormick was born November 27, 1936 and passed away April 20, 2020 after a well fought battle with cancer.
Kenny is survived by his wife, Kathryn McCormick, and their children: Allen Rials, Kathy Rials Ellzey, Don Rials and wife Beverly, Karen Sepulvado and husband Pat, and Kristy Steele and husband Bobby. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jeremy Fullerton, Donya Tatum and husband Chet, Jennifer Fullerton, Kim Rials, Melanie Brannam, Kenn Steele, Marissa Ross and husband Austin, and McKenzie Steele. He is survived by five great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Inez McCormick; brother, Joe Bill McCormick; sister, Rita Hildebrand; daughter-in-law, Karen Rials; son-in-law, David Ellzey; and granddaughter, Karla Sepulvado.
After serving two years in the United States Army, Kenny married Kathryn Dewitt Rials in 1967 and raised her three small children as his own, as well as, their two daughters. He had a successful career in the oilfield industry, working for Schlumberger for 30 years before retiring. After retirement, he spent his days working part-time at Walmart and enjoying hobbies such as woodworking, hunting, and fishing. His skill in woodworking is evidenced by the many family treasures he created. In his later years, Kenny spent most of his time taking care of family and spending time with his grandkids. He had a way with children and dogs and was loved immensely by both.
Kenny was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Zwolle, LA and will be buried on Thursday, April 23, 2020 in a private graveside service at St. John’s Catholic Church in Many, LA. A funeral mass will be held at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs at Sabine Medical Center and Sabine Retirement and Rehabilitation facility, as well as, our heart-felt love and gratitude to friend/caregiver Doris Stewart.