STEPHENVILLE - Kenneth Eugene Cypert, a beloved father, friend and teacher, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, after a long illness.

Funeral services for Kenneth Eugene Cypert, 80, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

Dr. Cypert will lie in state from 8 a.m.— 8 p.m. Friday at Rosser Funeral Home.

Born and raised in Grandview, Kenneth was a proud life-long resident of Texas. He earned three degrees, including a PHD from the University of North Texas.

A naturally gifted teacher, who was truly concerned with the welfare of students, Kenneth was a professor of education and psychology at Tarleton State University for over 25 years. He also taught in the Fort Worth and Orange public schools for many years; and was also a faculty advisor for student teachers. His good humor and sense of fun made him popular wherever he went. He loved people and was never seen without a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone.

Kenneth was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a Mason and was a member of the Optimist Club.

An elderly aunt once proclaimed Kenneth, “the best of the Cyperts” and he was.

Daddy, you are missed.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Daisy (Bennett) Cypert; wife, Priscilla Harvey Cypert; and son-in-law, Doyce Mitchell.

Kenneth is survived by many loved ones including daughters, Lisa Cypert of Austin and Christine Mitchell of Dublin; an aunt, May Dell Cypert of Hillsboro; niece, Kim Rosser of Cleburne; several cousins and many good friends.

Kenneth was rarely seen without a book in his hand. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to your local library or favorite charity.

Condolences may be sent to the family at condolences@rosserfuneralhome.net.