Kenneth Kercheval

Born: Mon., Jul. 15, 1935
Died: Sun., Apr. 21, 2019

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Kenneth Kercheval, 83, of Clinton, died in Clinton, Indiana on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Private burial was held.  Arrangements were handled by Frist Funeral Home in Clinton.

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   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
Was a huge Dallas fan and Mr. Kercheval's character of Cliff was always my favorite. So very sad to hear of his passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Che McCarthy
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
My wife and I are still Dallas fans and I really enjoyed watching him on the show and he will be missed but not forgotten.

Once again our condolences to you and the rest of the family.

Cheryl Stewart
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
I am a cousin to Kenny! From Indiana but live in Battle Creek, Mi. now. I know Kate. So sorry to hear about Kenny.

Tee Sparkman
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
I always enjoyed watching Ken on the tv show Dallas. He was a great character actor. Rest In Peace Ken

Ms. Esther (M. Kershner-Mitchell)
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
I was a HUGE fan of BOTH Dallas shows-watched all; from beginning to end-and-all the movies. Then, my son and I recently watched all the DVD's (he is a huge fan, too.). He has all the "new" Dallas shows; we still watch those-hating that it was cancelled.
I feel like I know, "Cliff". Ken played the part beautifully-a wonderful actor. I care...
Ms. Esther

George Euring
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
RIP, Mr. Kercheval. You were a talented man who entertained for decades. I’m sure Larry was waiting for you...

Walter Schuetz
   Posted Thu April 25, 2019
A starring role in the best TV show ever! Proud of this activity and therefore as Cliff Barnes unforgettable and immortal! Hopefully a small consolation for his family. All the best and lots of strength and confidence for all who mourn for him!
Lebe wohl Cliff!

R. Scott Kercheval
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Met him at the family reunion in Sheridan, Indiana at the Kercheval Farm. I knew that he and my dad were close in age. My dad, Ronald L. Kercheval passed away on February, 19th of this year. I can see both of them in heaven, talking and playing cards like we did at the reunion. Know that your in my prayers. There's not many of us Kercheval's left.

Barbara J Johnson
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
I love to watch Dallas. I got to know his son Aaron while I worked with his wife Kim. My thoughts and prayers are with you Aaron and your family.

Don Meyer
   Posted Fri April 26, 2019
Ken and I met at Central Grade School in Clinton and became good friends. I had many good times with Ken and his mother and father. They were very good to me and included me in their family outings. We went different ways in 1951 and I never saw him again.
My best to his family.

Kay McCool Bellerud
   Posted Sat April 27, 2019
Our houses were on either side of the Baptist Church on 5th street in Clinton when we were kids. Ken's dad, Marine, was our family doctor, and his wife Christine was the nurse at her husband's office. They truly served our small town, and often charged people less if they knew the family had fallen on hard times.
Ken's niece, Shelley Ave, was my friend and we often played at the Kercheval home. Ken and his family would visit often. He was an inspiration because it was hard to break into the acting business if you were from a small town with no connections.
In my teaching career I often told my classes, "Just because you are from a small town doesn't mean you can't achieve greatness. Look at Kenny Kercheval. He became a major television star on his own merit- if you have a great talent like his it will shine through no matter where you are from."
I enjoyed hearing of Ken's accomplishments throughout the years, as Christine would always have an update for me when I saw her. Ken was a blessing to our town of
Clinton. We are all lucky to have known him and his amazing rise to fame.

Diana Duety-Stephens
   Posted Sun April 28, 2019
Ken was a relative of mine. He made a trip to Greensburg years ago and met up with my Uncle Jim Spillman to talk with him about our family tree. It's been a cool thing in our family to know of him and more so to know that he did so well coming from a small town in Indy. Would have been wonderful to have met him myself, I have lots of questions. Was sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers and condolences to the family. RIP Ken

   Posted Mon April 29, 2019
My parents and I were big Dallas fans. 'Cliff' will always be remembered. RIP.

Elton Family
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
My family and I would like to express our deepest sympathy over the loss of Ken.
May you find comfort in your loving memories, the warmth of family and friends and the wonderful hope found at John 5: 28 & 29. Once again, please accept our condolences.

Pauline Hicks
   Posted Thu May 16, 2019
Deepest sympathy to all the family. I was a Dallas fan, and may he Rest In Peace.

Randy Boyer
   Posted Mon May 27, 2019
May God Bless Ken Kercheval, he is in a better place. Ken and I shared an interest in historical transferware pottery, and I got to know him not as a Dallas actor (although I was a huge fan of the underdog doing battle with the evil JR) but as a kind man interested in American history and antiques.

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