Donald Thomas Kemmerling Jr.

Donald Thomas Kemmerling Jr., 62, of Hitchcock passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 in Galveston, Texas.  He was born July 27, 1955 in San Diego, California to Donald and Shirley Kemmerling.

Donald was a lifetime resident of Hitchcock, a former Boy Scout Leader,  a Phi Kappa PSI Fraternity member in College at Southwest Texas State University, a Hitchcock Little League Baseball Coach, and a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Texas City.

He is preceded in death by his father Donald Thomas Kemmerling Sr.  Donald is survived by his wife Brenda Kemmerling of Hitchcock, mother Shirley Kemmerling of Lake Jackson, mother-in-law Willie Windham of Hitchcock, his three sons: Donald Kemmerling III and wife Tina of Austin, Joshua Kemmerling and wife Shellie of Austin, and Cody Kemmerling and wife Delilah of Austin, two unbiological sons: Jesse Falcon and Richard Reed, sister Tracy Zepeda and husband Joey of League City, two brothers: Brian Kemmerling and wife Anita of League City, and Larry Kemmerling and wife Katy of Lake Jackson, his five grandchildren: Cody Kemmerling Jr., Daylan Kemmerling, Collin Kemmerling, Demi Rose Kemmerling, and Marshall Kemmerling Jr., and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.  Funeral Service will begin at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 3, 2018 with Pastor John Elliott officiating.  Interment will follow at Hypolite Perthuis Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Donald Kemmerling III, Joshua Kemmerling, Cody Kemmerling, Jesse Falcon and Richard Reed.


  1. We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Randy & Pattie Stricklind
  2. I am so sad to hear this. The Kemmerlings were long time friends and neighbors in the Garden Terrace subdivision in Hitchcock. Donald (Butch to we Allen girls) grew up with us after moving next door to us. Sending my prayers and best wishes to the family. Love you all.

    barbara lecompte
  3. Our hearts ache for you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Evelyn Litchfield Anderson-Tate & Michael Tate

    Evelyn Litchfield Anderson-Tate
  4. My deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Kemmerling family.

    Joe Baubles
  5. My Condolences to Mrs. Kemmerling and family’s. I have many fond memories of growing up next door. Love and prayers to all. Love George

    George Allen
  6. Peace and Love to the entire Kemmerling family.Don and I enjoyed many laughs
    throughout our 57yr friendship.I will miss you my old friend.See you on the Other Side….

    Travis Lee Williams Jr and Rita
  7. Brenda and Family, sorry for your loss, I have some very fond memories of our days at Hitchcock High School. Take care in the days and weeks ahead. Love and Prayers, Trish Scrofne Anderson.

    Trish Scrofne Anderson
  8. Brenda, Shirley, Brian, Larry, Tracy and family:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God’s grace and peace bring you comfort.

    John and Connie Rooney

    John and Connie Rooney
  9. I am so sorry to hear of Butch’s passing. Spent many a day playing outside as kids. Great guy and friend. He will be missed. My love to the entire Kemmerling family.

    Beverley Allen Clayton

    Beverley Allen Clayton

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