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It is with great sadness we share the passing of our beloved father Kenneth Oscar Sembrick. He went to be with our Lord on Sunday morning after nearly 95 years of life as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Ken was born on July 24, 1922 in rural Polk County Minnesota. He served in WWII in the Navy as an airplane mechanic in the South Pacific. He also served in the Army during the Korean War. He later retired from the Army National Guard. He was proud to serve our country. Ken worked for Braniff Airlines for 27 years bringing his family to Farmers Branch, Texas in 1962. Next, he became a Century 21 Realtor and worked well into his 80s selling homes. Lastly, he enjoyed being a golf course marshal at Indian Creek golf course.

Ken was devoted to his family. He and first wife, Renee, had six children, ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He is known as "Papa" to them all. Ken loved family gatherings, playing cards, eating sweets, fishing, golfing and going to the casino. He shared his trademark sense of humor with all and we are lucky to have many stories of humorous things he said and did. Ken's father was a first-generation immigrant from Sweden and he loved keeping Swedish traditions alive by enjoying special foods at the holidays. He loved to travel, even as recent as this year, and had taken many trips with family from Alaska to Europe. Ken was full of energy and loved to be busy; he worked on puzzles and played cards with friends nearly every day. He was a large presence to our family and set a wonderful example of what it meant to be a Godly father, husband and friend.

Ken is preceded home by wife Renee Sembrick, daughter Cynthia Sembrick, son Richard Sembrick, son-n-law James Brassfield and second wife Kay Blosel Sembrick, who we lost in April 2017.

Ken is survived by his daughter Pat Brassfield, daughter Kris Kennard and husband Scott Kennard, daughter Lynn Conroy and husband Rick Conroy, and son Ron Sembrick and wife Stacey Sembrick. He has ten grandchildren: Ryan, Alyssa and Dylan Kennard, Holly Fannin, Brandon Sembrick, Sierra Henry, Jason Brassfield and Nick, Natalee and Noelle Sembrick. He has nine great- grandchildren: Joshua, Jaxon, Jett and Callie Sembrick, Ashtyn Seymour, Cole and Jack Fannin and Calvin Kennard.

We know how very blessed we were to have him for 94 years and we will miss our Dad. A life well lived and a man well loved.

In honor of Ken, there will be a visitation on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:30 pm at Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, located at 8011 Frankford. A celebration service will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 3 pm at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1200 E. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton with a reception immediately following at the church. A private Interment will be held at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Go to to donate in his honor.