Kevin Dewayne Rawlings

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Kevin Dewayne Rawlings

Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
Death 10 Apr 2018 (aged 49)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Denton, Denton County, Texas, USA
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Kevin Dewayne Rawlings
November 14, 1968 - April 10, 2018

The world has lost an amazing man, a beloved husband and father. Kevin Dewayne Rawlings, age 49, of Denton, TX, went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2018 after developing complications from his second heart transplant surgery.

Kevin was born in Portsmouth, VA on November 14, 1968 to James Michael Rawlings and Beulah Hawkins Buhrmann. He graduated from Hugoton High School in Hugoton, KS in May 1987. He attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, Central Texas College in Killeen, TX, and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX.

He is survived by his wife of over 28 years, Janet, daughter Jordan, and son Matthew. He is also survived by his mother Beulah Hawkins Buhrmann & stepdad Larry of Hutchinson, KS, father James Michael Rawlings & stepmother Stella of Oklahoma City, OK, brother Rick Rawlings & wife Donna of Pratt, KS, brother Robert (Bob) Rawlings & wife Paige of Hugoton, KS, and sister Shawna Allen of Hutchinson, KS. He was very close to his wife’s parents, her siblings, and their families. He also leaves behind many cherished nieces and nephews and special pups, Gryffon and Ruby. Kevin was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray & Ethel Hawkins and Jim & Naomi Rawlings, and his beloved dog Mozart.

Kevin was currently employed with National Tobacco Company as a Business Specialist. He previously worked for U.S. Tobacco Company and IDQ Holdings as a Business Sales Analyst & Account Manager. He cherished the lifelong friendships he made over the years working for these companies.

Kevin was very proud of his military service. He served as an Infantryman in the Army Reserve in Guymon, OK; the Texas National Guard in Lubbock, TX; and the U.S. Army where he was stationed at Fort Knox, KY, Erlangen, Germany, and Fort Hood, TX where he was medically retired as a Sergeant in 1995.

Kevin was an avid reader and fisherman. Some of his favorite memories were fishing trips with his daughter & her boyfriend Hayden, brothers, and family. He loved to cook for this wife and kids, and to take them camping. He was also a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, and a huge dog lover. Kevin was a member of Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX where he was a longtime volunteer and inspirational Sunday School teacher in the His Workmanship Ministry. He taught adult individuals with special needs. His students were the highlight of his week.

There was not a day that Kevin didn’t make at least one person laugh even on the days he felt so badly and had nothing to really laugh about. His strength and endurance during all of his chronic medical conditions and surgeries was beyond heroic. He always hid how sick he really felt with a smile and a wisecrack. Even though we rejoice that Kevin is no longer in pain, he will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and colleagues past and present from all over the country.

Kevin’s family would like to thank everyone who cared for him at Baylor University Medical Center, Roberts Hospital 4th Floor ICU and Baylor Heart Transplant Program, both in Dallas, TX. Thank you for trying so hard and not giving up on him. We sincerely appreciate your commitment and kindness to all of us.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm at Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Funeral Home, 705 N. Locust, Denton, TX 76201. The funeral service will be Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 am at Denton Bible Church Chapel, 2300 E. University Dr., Denton, TX 76209. Officiating will be Tommy Nelson and Buddy Vaughn. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Denton. Online condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Kevin Rawlings to Pheasant Heaven Charities in Hugoton, KS. ( Donations can be

mailed to Pheasant Heaven Charities, P.O. Box 338, Hugoton, KS, 67951. Because his previous heart donor gave him four extra years with us, please consider registering as an organ donor in your state. For TX, it is

(Published by Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Funeral Home, Thursday, April 12, 2018)

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