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Farrar Kyle Read

Obituary for Farrar Kyle Read

February 9, 1936 - June 10, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 82

He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

Obituary

Farrar Kyle Read, of Austin, Texas, passed away on the morning of June 10, 2018. He was 82 years old. He died at home surrounded by his wife, children, and grandchildren. Mr. Read was born on February 9, 1936 in Deport, Texas, the son of Ferris B. Read and Ouida B. Read (née Smith). He graduated from Sunset High School in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, Texas, and then went on to graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Read married his childhood sweetheart, J. Leanne Heiskell, also of Oak Cliff, Texas, on December 21, 1957. They were married for 60 years.

Mr. Read loved his family above all things. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He travelled extensively with his wife, and had a special place in his heart for The Cayman Islands. He was a lifelong supporter of The University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Read is survived by his loving wife, Leanne Read, and his children and grandchildren: Jane Read Gherardi, her husband, Mark Gherardi, and their three children, Sophie Durré, Mari Gherardi, and Mickey Gherardi; Jill Read Brasuell, her husband, Craig Brasuell, and their son Cole Brasuell; and Kyle Christian Read, his wife, Sara Gabrielle Read, and their two children Arthur Kyle Read and Cora Read. Mr. Read was also blessed with many family members, from both sides of his family, with whom he remained very close throughout his life.

A memorial service will be held to honor the life of Mr. Kyle Read on Saturday, June 23, at 11:00 am, at St. Francis Anglican Church, 3401 Oak Creek Drive, Austin, Texas. Father Len Giacolone will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.

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  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759.

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Austin, TX 78705
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