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Kenneth Ray Tam

January 26, 1943 ~ March 16, 2021 (age 78)


Kenneth Ray Tam Sr., 78, of Yorktown, Texas left this earth to be with his savior on March 16, 2021. He was born Jan. 26, 1943 in Yorktown, Texas to the late Everest and Louise Zaiontz Tam. He married the love of his life Clydelle Rohan on Sept. 24, 1966. He graduated from Nordheim High School in 1961 and enlisted in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He returned to Yorktown and worked for John Deere in Kenedy, Texas and soon thereafter was employed and eventually retired after 35 years at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company as an Electrical & Instrumentation Technician and CAD Artist.

Kenneth was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Yorktown, the American Legion Post 0345, a member of the NRA, Dewitt County 4-H Rifle Coach and served as a trustee for the Nordheim ISD board of education. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, playing dominoes, making wine, gardening, farming and watching his children and grandchildren participate in FFA, 4-H and athletics.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years Clydelle Tam and his children Kenneth Ray Jr. (Elisha) Tam and Amanda (Baron) Rae Dolfo. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jackson Tam, Wyatt and Tanner Koricanek, sister-in-law's Bea Fagg and Bette Jo Haun, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Edward Tam.

Visitation 5- 7 pm Friday, March 19, 2021 with Rosary at 7 pm at Massey Funeral Home. Funeral Mass 10 am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Holy Cross Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Preiss, Wesley Rohan, David Rohan, Kevin Fagg, Clay Haun and Ronnie Matejek. Honorary pallbearers will be Wyatt Koricanek, Tanner Koricanek, Jackson Tam and Tomas Grimaldo.

The family would like to recognize Harbor Hospice and the many caregivers for their tender care and compassion during Kenneth's later moments.

Memorials may be given to Harbor Hospice of Victoria or the Nordheim Education Foundation.

You are invited to sign the online guest book at

Arrangements made by Massey Funeral Home, Yorktown, Texas 361-564-2900.

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March 19, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home

March 19, 2021

7:00 PM
Massey Funeral Home

March 20, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Church

March 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery

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