|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1926|
|Death: ||May 7, 2006|
Vernon Kunshick, age 79, of Georgetown, and formerly of Austin, died Sunday, May 7, 2006 in Georgetown. He was born August 31, 1926 in Smithville, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Teddie Jo Kunshick of Georgetown; his daughters, Gayle Gregory of Waco and Lou Ann Anderson of Temple; and granddaughter, Alexandra Anderson of Temple.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Gladys Lentz Kunshick, his parents, two sisters and five brothers.
Vernon graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and The University of Texas. He was a teacher and coach for Allan Junior High School and retired from the Austin Independent School District in 1992 with 28 years of service. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Vernon joined the First Presbyterian Church in Georgetown in 1998. Prior to relocating to Georgetown, he was a very active member at Wilshire Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas. He served as Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher and was on the Building Committee and Pulpit Committee.
In complaince with Vernon's wishes, there there was no formal memorial service. Visitation was Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home on Williams Drive in Georgetown. A private family burial was on Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.
Vernon first read Grantland Rice's poem "Alumnus Football" when he was fifteen years of age. He said he always tried to pattern his life after that poem, and we quote:
"You'll find the road is long and rough,
with soft spots far apart,
Where only those can make the
grade who have the Uphill Heart.
And when they stop you with a thud
or halt you with a crack,
Let Courage call the signals as you
keep on coming back.
Keep coming back, and though the
world may romp across your spine,
Let every game's end find you still
upon the battling line;
For when the One Great Scorer
comes to mark against your name,
He writes - not that you won or lost
- but how you played the game."
[Based on an obituary published in the Austin American-Statesman on 5/9/2006.]
Frank Kunshick (1880 - 1958)
Catherine Schmidt Kunshick (1888 - 1962)
Gladys Lucille Lentz Kunshick (1927 - 1993)
Wife - Teddie Jo
Austin Memorial Park Cemetery
Created by: John Christeson
Record added: May 09, 2006
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