SUMMER SHADE – Wendell Harold Kennison, age 87, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital. Born on July 29, 1935, in Breckinridge County, he was the son of the late Lottie Compton Kennison and Harold Kennison. Wendell was a member of Kilwinning Lodge # 506 in Louisville and had served in the United States Air Force’s 9218th Air Recovery Squadron and Air National Guard. He was retired from the Kenway Chemical Company where he worked in sales for many years.
He is survived by three sons, Roger Kennison (Cherie) of Mt. Washington, KY, Greg Kennison (Linda) of Glasgow, and Michael Kennison of Louisville; one brother, Gary Kennison (Marsha) of Louisville; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild also survives.
In addition to his parents, Wendell was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lois Ann Kirsch Kennison, and two daughters, Tresa Kinslow, and Carol Kennison.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 2 P.M. from the chapel of McMurtrey Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 9 from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M., and will continue on Friday, February 10 from 8 A.M. until service time at 2 P.M. Masonic rites will be conducted on Thursday, February 9, at 6. P.M. at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.
Those wishing to donate in Wendell’s memory can do so to the Summer Shade Cemetery. Those donations can be made at the McMurtrey Funeral Home.