Kenneth Wayne Bebee, 58, of Gilmer, died Saturday, July 9, in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at First United Pentecostal Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Marvin Stovall and the Rev. Don Holston. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 6:00pm – 8:00 p.m., Monday at the church.

Born in Houston, on June 19, 1953, Kenneth was the son of the Rev. Thomas Bebee and Bobbie (Holston) Bebee. He worked as a mechanic and was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. He loved to garden and loved NASCAR.

He was preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Thomas Bebee; and brother, Ray Allen Bebee.

Kenneth is survived by his mother, Bobbie Bebee of Orange; brother, James Timothy Bebee of Orange, brother and sister-in-law, Charles R. and Sheila Bebee of Many, LA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and the Rev. Marvin Stovall of Cleveland, and Cheryl and the Rev. Gary Vaughan of Sachse; brother, Tom Bebee; sister, Sandie Bebee Jostess; and several nieces and nephews who he loved as if they were his own children.

He is also survived by his special friend, Ruth Edwards.