Kermit Lee Lantz, 77, of Denton, Texas, passed away on April 19, 2014.
Kermit was born in Centralia, Washington, to Dominic and May Lantz on April 18, 1937. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant in 1977 in San Antonio, Texas, and was a veteran of both the Vietnam and Korean wars.
Following his military service, Kermit had a distinguished career with Echlin Corporation in Bensenville, Illinois, before retiring to Aberdeen Washington in 2002, living on Wishkah Road. He moved to Denton, Texas, in 2013 to be with his children.
Kermit is survived by his mother, May Lantz of Lynnwood, Washington; and Brother Dean Lantz, of Vancouver, Washington. He is also survived by his six sons; Richard, of Stafford, Virginia; Randall, of Denton, Texas; Ryan, of Flower Mound, Texas; Rory, of Allen, Texas; Ronny, of Flower Mound, Texas; and Robert, of Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Eric, Mathew, John, Tanner, and Rylan; and one great-grandson, Lucas.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, Texas, on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.