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OBIT – Kent M. Biel

KentBiel photo1MISSION – Kent M. Biel, 82, passed away at his home on July 30, 2018.

He is survived by Dr. Shirley Reed, his wife of 17 years; son, Colin Biel of Dallas; son, Carter Biel and his wife, Gina, of McAllen/Edinburg; granddaughter, Ashlynn Elliff, and her husband, Christopher; cousin, William Biel, who was like a son to Kent, and William’s wife, Sherri, and their two sons, Sam and John.

Marlene Biel, loving wife and mother of Colin and Carter, preceded Kent in death in 1993.

KentBiel photo2Kent was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, the proud son of John G. and Marion Biel and graduated from Indiana University.
Kent was a charter member of Cimarron Country Club, and loved tennis, golf, and traveling. He was a “car guy” and loved Corvettes and American muscle cars. He established the Kent Biel Buick, Pontiac, and GMC auto dealership in McAllen in 1977. Kent will always be remembered as “Mr. Low Overhead” and for his commercials featuring his granddaughter, Ashlynn.

He was a kind, honest, and loving man.

The family extends a heartfelt “thank you” to his devoted caregivers – Maria Cox and Nina Garza – for their loyal and loving care of Kent. A special “thank you” is extended to the doctors and nursing staff at Doctors’ Hospital at Renaissance and Amara Hospice for their first-class, compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be considered for the Kent Biel Automotive Technology Scholarship Fund at South Texas College. Gifts may be made online at, and further information can be requested from Andrew Fish at 956-872-3555.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc.

One “Last Round” with Kent will be held at Cimarron Country Club to celebrate his life. Join Kent’s family and friends on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m.

The guestbook can be signed at to share your memories of Kent.

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