Kenneth Charles Haas, Sr., 81, Bridge City

Kenneth Charles Haas, Sr., 81, longtime resident of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 17, 2019 at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 18, 1937, he was the son of Alma Lucille Rayburn and Louis Ortego. Kenneth retired from Stiles Unit TDCJ as a correctional officer. During his retirement he enjoyed driving a bus for special needs children in the Bridge City School District. Kenneth was a devoted member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City where he served as an Usher. He was a 36 year survivor of heart disease. Kenneth loved to travel, especially to Panama City Beach and to Cozumel. He enjoyed coaching little league football and baseball and watching his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Kenneth loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma Ortego; and his stepfather, Louis Ortego.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Phyllis Haas; children, Stephanie Guilhas and husband Chuck, of Austin and Kenneth Charles Haas, Jr. and wife Donna, of Austin; grandchildren, Lauren Wagnon and husband Luke, Julie Haas, Danielle Guilhas, and Charles “Trey” Guilhas, III; along with his fur babies, Whiskers and Maggie.