Walter Julius W.J. Kahl, beloved father, and grandfather, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, in Lubbock, at the age of 76.

He was born May 2, 1930, in Vernon, Texas, to the late Walter Henry Kahl and Mamie Lee Smith. He graduated from Tahoka High School.

W.J. was a farmer and a rancher for many years.

He is survived by Melissa; one son, Kent Kahl and wife Mistie of Tahoka; and three grandchildren, Kash, Corlee and Trevor.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Renfro.

Memorials may be made to Lynn County EMS at 2600 Lockwood, Tahoka TX 79373.

Formal visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at White Funeral Home in Tahoka.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at the First Baptist Church in Tahoka with the Rev. Richard Harbison officiating. Interment will follow in Nevels Memorial Park in Tahoka.

Arrangements are under the personal care of White Funeral Home in Tahoka. To register or send condolences online, please visit www.