Memorial services were held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at The Cowboy Church of Ellis County in Waxahachie, Texas, for Kernis Paul Saltzman, 73, who passed away February 12, 2019.

Josh Whistler, youth minister of Cowboy Church of Ellis County, officiated the service. Kernis’ body was willed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Tx., with hopes that much can be learned about bone marrow failure diseases.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charlene L. Saltzman of Waxahachie, Tx.; 3 children, Scott A. Saltzman of Lake Charles, La., Jill Martinez (Todd) of Cambodia, and Ted A. Saltzman (Ellen) of Waxahachie, Tx; 6 grandchildren, a great source of pride and joy, Spencer (Navi) and Caroline Jackson, Ian and Helena Martinez, Damien and Kolton Saltzman; one sister, Velta (Pelton) Miller; 3 brothers, E.J. Saltzman, Wilson J. Saltzman, Thomas (Linda) Mire, all of Crowley, La.; one brother-in-law, Glenn (Nina) Landry of Houston, Tx.

Kernis was preceded in death by stepfather Joseph Mire, mother Mildred Meaux Mire, biological father Watson J. Saltzman, and brother Western Saltzman.

Kernis loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He appreciated his doctor’s understanding that he wanted to honor and obey God through his journey with bone marrow diseases. He was very thankful to the Christian community for their many prayers offered on his behalf.