Wilbur Cassell Kendall

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wilbur Cassell Kendall, 83, of Greencastle, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 surrounded by his family.

Born on Dec. 11, 1935 in Greencastle, he was the son of William J. Kendall and Martha J. Brooks Kendall.

He was a 1954 graduate of Reelsville High School. In high school Wilbur played for the Reelsville Indians basketball team and is in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame for being a part of the 1953-54 team that went undefeated in regular season play.

He was veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army.

Wilbur worked for Handy’s Dairy before working at the Banner Graphic for 43 years. He did many jobs there before becoming production manager.

He was a long time member of the Hanna Street Baptist Church and was an ordained deacon.

Wilbur loved photography, woodworking and gardening and enjoyed watching IU basketball games. He had a desire to learn, working at each skill until mastering it.

Wilbur was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (York) Kendall; daughters Lisa M. Taylor and husband Daryl and Diane M Pierce and husband Troy; a sister, Vesta York; grandchildren Ashton Query (Jerett), Kenda Yohe (David), Nate Christy, Callan Taylor (fiancé Zack Watson), Emma Taylor, Chris Pierce (Silem), Haley Pryor (Austin), Katlin Smith (Luke) and Brittany Herd (Justin); and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rosemary (Clark) Kendall, wife Margaret (Buchanan) Kendall, sisters Betty L. Albright, Pauline Tucker and Maxine Lydick, and brother Willis Kendall.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. Interment will follow with military honors at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Wilbur to the Humane Society of Putnam County, P.O. Box 444, Greencastle, IN 46135 or the Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 850 N. Meridian St. Suite 203, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.BittlesandHurt.com.