On Thursday, May 4, 2023 Dallas Wesley Kern, passed away and entered God’s Heavenly Kingdom. He was born in Dustin, Oklahoma on November 3, 1938 to Delbert and Geneva Kern.
Dallas was a devoted husband and father. He was preceded in death by his wife Marda Faye Kern. He is survived by his son Dale Kern and his wife Joy, his brother Harvey Kern and his wife Betty, and his brother Elbert Kern and his wife Jonnie.
Dallas attended Wetumka High School and was known to be very athletic. He lettered in both football and track. During high school he served as a reserve in the United States Army National Gard and the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He was a Light Weapons Infantryman and qualified as a Rifle Sharpshooter. He received his discharge from the United States Army Nation Guard and the Oklahoma National Guard in March, 1957. He graduated from high school two months later in May, 1957. On November 14, 1957 Dallas enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged on March 28, 1962.
Dallas was stationed South Dakota and while there met the love of his life, Marda Faye Wright. They were married May 18, 1962 in Rapid City, South Dakota. They were married 57 years.
Around 1973, Dallas, Marda and their son Dale moved to Oklahoma. Dallas worked for Associated Warehouse Grocers until he retired. After his retirement he went to work for Mar-K where he helped restore classic cars. Anyone who knew Dallas knew of his love for classic cars. He was especially proud of the 1953 Chevy five window truck he restored. He told anyone that would listen about his truck and that he built it to drive it, not to hide it away as an investment. He drove it all over town and was often stopped by individuals asking if he would be willing to sell it to them.
Dallas loved hunting. He and Marda would go dear hunting every year. His family knew that Dallas and Marda would not be around for Thanksgiving as he would typically be hiding out in Wetumka, Oklahoma watching for the perfect deer. He also loved fishing. In the past few years, every time he passed a new lake, he would tell Dale that he wanted to go fishing there, even if it were on private property. The only thing that was more important to Dallas than his family was his faith in Jesus Christ. He would spend hours reading his Bible and was very active in his local church. He loved going to men’s breakfast and to bible study.
Dallas was a very humble person who did not like to talk much about himself or his accomplishments. He was loved deeply by his family and will be missed.
A memorial service will take place at 10:00 am on May 11, 2023 at the Corbett Funeral and Cremation, 807 W. Wilshire Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. Visitation with the family will be at 9:00 am prior to the service.