Dennis Ray Schacherl


Dennis Ray Schacherl was born on July 4, 1950 and passed away on June 21, 2022 at 71 years old.  Dennis was born at Strieder Hospital in Moulton, TX to Edwin and Edith (Roznovsky) Schacherl.  He married Kathleen Heinrich on May 16, 1987. 

Dennis graduated from Moulton High School in 1968 and then went to work for the Texas Highway Department in Victoria, TX.  In 1974 Dennis returned to Moulton and began working at Kaspar Wire Works where he completed a 40 year career retiring in 2012. 

In 1975 Dennis partnered with his cousin, Rodney Petrek, opening Alley Bar-B-Q serving barbeque on Saturday mornings.  They continued to grow the business into a catering company and restaurant feeding the people of Moulton and many surrounding areas.

In his spare time, Dennis enjoyed volunteering to cook at local church picnics and other local events.  He served the Volunteer Fire Department of Moulton, TX starting in 1979 and remained an honorary retired volunteer up until his death.  He also valued his active membership in the Dog Club since 1999.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, raising cattle, spending time with his grandchildren, and having a beer with friends.  

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Edith Schacherl.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Kathleen Schacherl of Moulton, TX, his children, Joy (Marcos) Trevino of College Station, TX, Lindsey (Sean) Das of Albuquerque, NM, and Joshua Schacherl of Moulton, TX as well as his grandchildren Caleb and Emma Das of Albuquerque, NM.

Pallbearers include Bo and Bradley Petrek, Devin and Shawn Jones, Mike Ramirez, Dale Gold, Kevin Tesch, and Nathan Beyer.

A visitation for Dennis will be on Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Moulton, TX.  A rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM on Monday, June 27, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moulton followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 AM, officiated by Father Gabriel Maison.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Moulton, TX.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared with the family at

Smith Funeral Home – 404 W. Bobkat Dr., Moulton, Tx  77975       Phone #361-596-4631