August 29, 1935 – February 6, 2021
David Coats Kuykendall
age 85, of Wichita, Kansas was born August 29, 1935 to his parents Andrew and Ethel Kuykendall. He was 5th in the line of succession of the 6 Kuykendall siblings. The Kuykendall family came from very humble beginnings, never having much in monetary wealth but rich in love and the knowledge of a great work ethic and a community of working together to get things done. Dave was a hard worker, taking on many of the hard chores around the farm after his two older brothers set out on their own. He took good care of his 3 sisters when they were all younger, and he continued to do so even as adults.
After high school Dave spent 8 years as a United States Marine serving as a Lance Corporal, stationed out of Camp Pendleton, California. His military career ended with a Honorable Discharge in 1963. In the following years he worked for Koch Industries in Wichita, Kansas. Dave is remembered as a US Veteran with a private, quiet, gentle soul who loved to; travel, was kind and helpful to his neighbors, a pleasant man with a big smile, loved current events and history, and was faithful member of the Riverview Baptist Church.
His pastor remembers Dave as always respectful, stood when he greeted you, looked you in the eye and shook your hand. Dave always arrived early, was a faithful tither, giving to a multitude of mission projects, and most importantly Dave was a believer in Christ and his message of the Good News of Salvation.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; Andrew and Ethel Kuykendall, brothers; Raymond Kuykendall, and Andrew Kuykendall Jr.
He is survived by sisters; Ethel (Bill) Prather of Wichita, Betty Kunkle of Wichita, Donna Schmidt of Mulvane and many nieces and nephews.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Devorssflanaganhunt.com for the Kuykendall family.