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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Joel Dean Kahill Sr.

August 3, 1936February 12, 2020
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HICKORY- Joel Dean Kahill Sr., 83 of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. Joel was born in Catawba County on August 3, 1936. He was the son of the late R. Vernon and Laura C. Kahill. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Brian Kahill, one baby granddaughter Lauren Kahill and one baby brother, Darrell Kahill. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years Mary Yoder Kahill of Greensboro; his son Dean Kahill and wife Lynn of Hickory; daughter-in-law Sheila Kahill of Conover; grandsons Daniel Kahill of Conover, and Cameron Kahill of Mooresville; granddaughters Jordan Kahill of Indian Trail, and Meghan Kahill of Hickory; sister Janice Elliott of Hickory; brother Wayne Kahill and wife Karen of Hickory; special nephew Eddie Elliott and wife Shelette of Hickory; numerous nieces and nephews; step-daughter Cynthia Rizzo and husband John of Greensboro and step-grandson Parker Merchant of Greensboro. Joel attended Catawba County Schools, after school, he served in the Navy from 1954 to 1957. He was a carpenter by trade, and had retired from Jay’s Cabinet Shop in Claremont. He enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, and spending time in their mountain home. Joel was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, February 16, 2020 from 3:00pm to 3:45pm at Zion Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4pm at Zion Lutheran Church with Reverend David Drysdale officiating. Burial will follow in church cemetery. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staffs at Hospice of Lincoln County, Emcroft Assisted Living Center in Newton and Levine and Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville for the excellent care Joel received while in their care.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Vernon Kahill, Father (deceased)
  • Laura Cloer Kahill, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Yoder Kahill, Wife
  • Dean Kahill (Lynn Kahill), Son
  • Brian Kahill (Sheila Kahill), Son (deceased)
  • Daniel Kahill, Grandson
  • Cameron Kahill, Grandson
  • Jordon Kahill, Granddaughter
  • Meghan Kahill, Granddaughter
  • Lauren Kahill, Baby Granddaugher
  • Janice Elliott, Sister
  • Wayne Kahill (Karen Kahill), Brother
  • Darrell Kahill, Baby Brother
  • Eddie Elliott (Shelette Elliott), Nephew
  • Cynthia Rizzo (John Rizzo), Step- daughter
  • Parker Merchant, Step-grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County

Services

  • VISITATION Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • FUNERAL SERVICE Sunday, February 16, 2020

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Joel Dean Kahill Sr.

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Brandy Cody

February 17, 2020

Joel you and your family will not be forgotten by me so many times I was trying to get by there before you passed. I may have not been your caregiver but I was with you over a year. I missed you and ms Mary dearly. You always thought of me and talked highly about me and my family. RIP and Fly high until we meet again. Love always Brandy Cody

Paul Bolick

February 14, 2020

Mary, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless, Paul & Sandy

Alex Rooker

February 14, 2020

Joel and I worked together in the early 1980s at Oakwood Homes in Hickory. Joel worked hard and was always pleasant to be around. Not only was he a "character", he showed great character in his view of the world around him. My best wishes go out to his family.

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