Brett Alan Kennemer 1988-2019


A celebration of life service for Brett Alan Kennemer, 31, of Quitman was Friday, Aug. 2, at the Neon Moon Restaurant and Club. Burial was Aug. 2 at Rock Hill Cemetery after an intimate private family graveside.

Mr. Kennemer passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Quitman.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Glenn Bevill and Jane Riley Bevill; paternal grandfather, Jesse Darnell Kennemer; and father, Kevin Rogers Kennemer.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Jessica Kennemer of Quitman; mother and step-father, Tammy and Paul Kelbe of Alba; his two children, Kevin Darnell Kennemer and Kyla Dawn Kennemer; siblings, Brenna Russell, Collin Kelbe of Alba, and John Kelbe of Garland; and a nephew, nieces and numerous extended family members and many friends.

Brett was born in Tyler on March 7, 1988, to Kevin and Tammy Kennemer. Brett lived his entire life in Quitman, graduating from Quitman High School in 2006. In 2007 he married Jessica Henson, and later had two children, Kevin and Kyla. He was a member of Spur On Ministries, and a former member of Myrtle Springs Baptist Church.

Brett worked as a Lease Operator for Gaither Petroleum and worked part time at Neon Moon Restaurant and Club, and he enjoyed being a musician the most. He was extremely talented and played several instruments, mostly those with strings. He was a member of Whiskey Confessions, bass player in the Chris Bevill Band, and was the front man in the Hainesville Traveling Radio Show in his last few years.