Tex S. Kervin, 62, remembered as a respected worker, #8216;fine man#039;

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 9, 2007

Former Butler County Commissioner Tex S. Kervin died on Wednesday. He was 62.

Kervin, a resident of McKenzie, served as District 5 representative from 1996 to 2000.

Commissioner Daniel Robinson, (District 4), who was elected the same year as Kervin, said the former state highway employee was a &#8220fine man to work with.”

&#8220We never really had any problems or any arguments,” recalled Robinson. &#8220He (Kervin) had a great personality and never raised his voice, but he spoke his mind. We had respect for him and I enjoyed working with Tex. He'll be greatly missed.”

Robinson remembered Kervin as a commissioner who liked to spend time out on the county roadways, working with the highway crews. Kervin worked for the Alabama Department of Transportation for 33 years before retiring.

&#8220We accomplished a lot in that first year (on the commission),” said Robinson. &#8220That first year we were able to get the new dome for the courthouse and get the sheriff some new patrol cars.”

Kervin said at the time of his election in November 1996: &#8220I have done a lot of hard work in the last seven months and now I am ready to work for the betterment of Butler CountyŠI have met a lot of old friends in these last months, and I look forward to making new friends during the next four years.”

Robinson said he couldn't recall the last time he saw Kervin, but said he was &#8220shocked about his passing.”

Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in Georgiana with the Rev. Wayne Sharpe officiating. Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery.

Kervin's obituary can be found on Page 2A.