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Stuart Kunkel

July 12, 1986 — May 29, 2021


Stuart Alan Kunkel, Alan to his family, passed peacefully from this life Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Rosary and visitation will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

A funeral service to commemorate Alan's life will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 10:00 am, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Odessa, Texas.  Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa, Texas.

Alan was born July 12, 1986, in Odessa, Texas, to Curtis and Martha Kunkel. He graduated from Permian High School and attended Odessa College. He studied martial arts with Master Cotton Hayes, achieving his black belt.  He married the love of his life, his “bonita,” Laura Morales, on June 27, 2009. Together they created a home and later that year, they welcomed their son, Isaac.

Alan worked his entire career as a commercial driver for Glazer's Beverages in Odessa, Texas. In his free time, Alan was an actively involved and dedicated father, a fishing partner, and a grill master. He was generous to a fault when it came to helping others. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, family member, and friend.

Alan is survived by his wife, Laura, and his son, Isaac, of Odessa, Texas.  He will be greatly missed by his mother, Martha Kunkel, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, his sister, Elizabeth Thompson, and niece, Ella Thompson, of Austin, Texas. Also grieving his loss are his Suegrita, Maria Morales of Plains, Texas; brother-in-law, Juan Morales and wife, Mari, of San Antonio, Texas; four sisters-in-law, Rosa Ferrel and husband, Oscar, of San Antonio, Texas; Mary Villalon and husband, Silver, of Amarillo, Texas; Martha Reyes and husband, Francisco, of Amarillo, Texas; and Kristian Morales and family of Odessa, Texas. Nieces and nephews Brianna, Jasmyn, Marcos, Carlos, Vanessa, Mireya, Gabi, Aaron, Angel, and Natalya will miss their Uncle Kunkel/Nino/Tio Pency.

Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated by Alan's loved ones at this difficult time.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11, N.I.V. Bible.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home

, Odessa, TX 79762

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

907 S Dixie Blvd, Odessa, TX 79761

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Interment following funeral service

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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