Kenneth W. Cassels Sr., 50, of Kountze passed away on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Harbor Hospital in Orange.

A memorial service is set for Saturday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in Dorman Funeral Home, with gathering of family and friends starting at noon.

A native of Las Cruces, N.M. Mr. Cassels was born on Feb. 24, 1960. He had lived in Lumberton and the last 6 months in Kountze. He served his country in the Army and was member of Woodcrest United Methodist Church in Lumberton. He enjoyed being around people and bikes and always had a helping hand if someone needed it.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Willott.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah Cassels; stepmother Jane Kingsley; father, Wayne Cassels; children, Leah Cassels, Crystal Cassels, Kenneth Cassels Jr.; stepchild, Jessica Beaumont; brother, Joe Cassels, and 3 step-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help with expenses.