Funeral services for Wilson E. “Slim” Kendall, age 96, of Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (Oct 24, 2013) at 4:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Lay Reader Larry Caufield from St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating.
Calling hours will also be held on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Mr. Kendall passed away at the Riverledge Healthcare Facility on Sunday (Oct 20, 2013) surrounded by his family.
Surviving are his children, Kenneth and Sandra Kendall of Ogdensburg, Richard and Ann Kendall of Sayre PA, Gary and Christy Kendall of Ashville NC, Penny Lawton, Sally Fisher, Linda Lovely, Deborah McLear and her companion Gary Richards, Alicia and Doug Besaw, Tina Kendall and her fiancé Keith Renaud and Patricia Kendall and her companion Kenny Casselman all of Ogdensburg; 35 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Hubert Kendall; and sister Maxine Dillard both from IN.
Predeceasing him were his wife, Shirley in 1986; a son, Robert Kendall in 1981; and a daughter, Susan Lovely in 2008; along with ten brothers and sisters.
Wilson was born on December 26, 1916 in Peoria, IN a son of the late George L. & Loretta J. (Ford) Kendall. He attended schools in Indiana and married Shirley Wicks in 1944. He enlisted in the US Army from1941 - 1945 during the Battle of Normandy. During his career he was employed by Dodd’s Dairy for 37 years as a milk man, Bastas Flowers, California Fruit Market, Mike’s Deli and Bennett’s Food Store. Wilson enjoyed playing fast pitch softball, fishing, bowling, poker and playing with his grandchildren. He was a member of The Ogdensburg Kiwanis and Umpired Seaway Slow Pitch for several years.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Ogdensburg Kiwanis Club. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.