Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Lewis Kiel, 67, passed away July 23, 2022, in Cleburne, TX. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, 2022 at Cleburne Bible Church. A visitation for family and friends will be held at Cleburne Bible Church from 6 – 8 Thursday, July 28, 2022.
Jerry was born in Bethesda, MD on March 22, 1955, the son of Otis Gerald Kiel and Jenny Weaver Kiel. Jerry married the love of his life, Robin Rowe on November 8, 1980, in Dallas. Jerry grew up in Ponca City, OK and graduated high school from Westchester High School in Houston. He attended the University of Texas from 1973 to 1977; he graduated with honors. Jerry then attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and completed his residency in Corpus Christi, TX. Jerry joined Family Medicine Associates as a Partner in 1984 where he practiced until he retired.
Jerry was an avid outdoorsman, who was always up for an adventure. He visited every national park in the continental United States and had a passion for traveling and seeing the world. Outside of Family Medicine, Jerry was most seen in the stands of his children’s Yellow Jacket sports events; he rarely, if ever missed a game. He served his community at Hope Clinic, as a member of Kiwanis and was an active member of First Baptist Church of Cleburne for many years and recently First United Methodist Church of Cleburne. Above all he was a loving husband, father, Pops and physician.
Jerry was proceeded in death by his parents, Gerald and Jenny; Robin’s parents, Richard and Mildred; brother-in-law, Thomas McNichols and niece Katie.
Survivors include wife, Robin Kiel of Cleburne; daughters, Kellie Spigener and husband, Jamie of Cisco; Tara Janszen and husband, Tully of Cleburne; son, Brent Kiel and wife, Breck of Cleburne; grandchildren, Avery and Nolan Spigener, Tinley, Tatum and Tess Janszen, Otis, Wyldon and Pennington Kiel; sister, Karen McNichols of Houston; brother Tom Kiel of Colleyville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hope Clinic, P.O. Box 969, Keene, TX 76059; Kiwanis Club of Cleburne, P.O. Box 1552, Cleburne, TX 76033, or any local charity.
Dr. Kiel's service will be live streamed from the church: https://www.cleburnebible.org/live-stream/.
If you have any questions, please contact Cleburne Bible Church.