James Lee Kendall
August 21, 1947 – June 9, 2018
James L. Kendall, 70, Kokomo, went home to be with his one true love, Linda at 6:47 AM, Saturday, June, 9, 2018 at St. Vincent Kokomo.
He was born in August 1947 in Wapecong, IN to Woodrow and Wilma (Love) Kendall.
On November 4, 1972, in Kokomo, he married his soulmate Linda L. Hannah, who preceded him in death on April 20th, 2016.
He graduated from Kokomo High School in 1965. He retired from Chrysler in 2007, after 31 years of service, were he was a maintenance supervisor. He was a member of Fraternal Order of the Eagles for 44 years, Lifetime member of the Grissom Air Museum, Indiana Sheriffs Association, Harley Owners group, and a member of several other associations. His list of accomplishments was expansive. He loved to travel with his wife to England, Las Vegas, and many other destinations. He was an avid motorcycle rider, builder, tinkerer, and a gardener.
James thought the world of his family and friends. He was a straight shooter and would drop everything to help them. He was also very proud of his family and bragged quite often. He often spoke of the guys that worked for him, and said they "were the best crew of guys anyone could ever ask for."
Survivors include his sons, Milan “Ty” Kendall and wife Naomi of Kokomo, Mark and wife Ann Kendall, and Steve Kendall; best friend, Charlyn “Charlie” Ying of Kokomo;daughters, Christina “Chris” Lawson, and husband Kris of Moore, OK, and Stephanie Garner; two brothers Larry Kendall and wife Debbie and Ray Kendall; two sisters Pam Graves and Sandy Dean and husband Terry, five grandchildren, Nikki Caine, Kelsie Stollar and husband Matthew, Cortney Garten, Tyler Bergen, and Amber Kendall-Kill, and several great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Wanda (Kendall) Gaskins and wife Linda L. Kendall.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Ellers Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.