William R. “Bill” Kuykendall
September 01, 1947 ‒ October 31, 2015
William R. “Bill” Kuykendall, age 68, of Fredericktown, OH, passed away Saturday evening, Oct 31, 2015, at his residence with family by his side.
On September 1, 1947, Bill was born in Columbus OH, the son of Robert W. Kuykendall and Marjorie (McComb) Kuykendall Hilbert. Bill served his country in the United States Marine Corps and fought in Vietnam from 1967-68. After returning home, Bill enjoyed exploring many career opportunities, but his love was always in the restaurant industry. He managed several establishments over the years in Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. He was an avid bottle collector and loved buying and selling. In his later years, Bill also enjoyed buying Stetson hats and was rarely seen without one. Bill loved Saturday afternoons watching college football and was an enthusiastic University of Alabama football fan.
Bill is survived by his wife of 30 years, Cherolyn (Kleppinger) Kuykendall; son, Bret Kuykendall of Fayette, AL; son and fiancée, Zechariah Kuykendall and Chastie Pate of Brookwood, AL. He was blessed with three granddaughters: Kailey, Dakota, and Taylor; step-father, Earl Hilbert of Fredericktown, OH; sister, Shirlee Regan of Sevierville, TN; sister, Patti Bough of Vero Beach, FL; sister and brother in law, Barbara J. (Kuykendall) and Jim Napper of Fredericktown, OH; sister in law, Joyce Kuykendall of Toledo, OH. Bill also enjoyed the love of several nephews, nieces and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Robert W. “Sonny” Kuykendall, Jr.; sister, Marjorie Ruth Musselman; and sister, Sandra Lee Alexander.
To respect one of his final wishes, there will be no funeral service. To honor his memory and the memory of all those affected by Agent Orange, please release orange balloons Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 751 Brooksedge Plaza Dr., Westerville, OH 43081.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Bill’s family, and special memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.