Max Hebert “Herbie” Von Kanel, Jr., 63, of Lexa, Arkansas died on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Baptist Desoto Hospital, Southaven, Mississippi. He was the husband of Kathy Von Kanel for 38 years. Herbert was born June 4, 1954 in Helena, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Barton High School class of 1972. He also attended Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute to further his education. Herbert was employed at Hoffinger Industries as the Maintenance Supervisor/Tool Designer for 39 years and 9 months.

Herbert was a member of Hicks United Church of Christ. Herbert’s favorite hobbies included hunting with the guys, fishing, camping at Spring River, and riding his dog Sasha on his Gator. He will be most remembered for his sense of humor. He was always teasing the people he loved the most.

Herbert leaves behind his wife, Kathy; his three children, Wesley Von Kanel of Sardis, Mississippi, Victoria Camp(Dustin) of Lexa, Arkansas, Amber Kilpatrick (Justin) of Lexa, Arkansas; two sisters, Carol Wiltz (Joe) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Ann Stafford of Lexa, Arkansas; six grandchildren, Anthony Reynolds, Justin Kilpatrick, Tyler Von Kanel, Kennedy Kilpatrick, Austin Camp, and Kaylee Von Kanel; one great-grandchild, Ashlyn Paige Kilpatrick who is due June 13th, too many children to name that were like his own; numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Frances Von Kanel.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Roller Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena, Arkansas. He will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. The visitation will be held on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Barton-Lexa Fire Department, P.O. Box 119, Barton, Arkansas 72312. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at