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Kenneth Ray McCord passed away Feb. 16, 2011, following a brief illness at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
Kenneth McCord, son of Elmo and Ottie Norman McCord, was born Nov. 18, 1925, in the High Community in Van Zandt County. Kenneth graduated from Canton High School in 1943. He was inducted into the service of his country in January 1945. He attended East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) receiving his bachelor of science and master of science degrees. He received his PhD in accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 1967.
He taught in the Daingerfield High School in Daingerfield for five years. In 1959 he joined the faculty of East Texas State University (Texas A&M University-Commerce) and taught accounting for 40 years. He retired in 1995.
Kenneth married Joyce Dewbre on March 19, 1975; they made their home in Commerce and had ben married 35 years. Kenneth was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. He served as treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church in Commerce for nine years. He had also been a Sunday school teacher and had served on various boards.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents who lived in Canton; and, a sister, Mattie Bell Kinney who lived in Wills Point.
Survivors include his wife of Commerce; three sisters, Veta Burns of Canton, Jo and Jack Marvin of Fresno, Calif., and Wanda Fae and Robert Westmoreland of Canton; five nieces and six nephews.
Funeral services were conducted in Commerce at 10:30 a.m., Feb. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church of Commerce with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Rev. Mary Alley Lyman will officiate.
Funeral services in Canton were conducted at 2 p.m., Feb. 19, at Eubanks Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Steve Glosup officiating. Interment followed in Haven of Memories.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home of Commerce was in charge of arrangements.
The family asks that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 1216 Monroe Street, Commerce, TX 75428, to Commerce Meals on Wheels, or to a charity of choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.jones-walkerandson.com or www.commercejournal.com.
Published on  February 24, 2011
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