Omar Floyd Kendall Jr.

Omar Floyd Kendall, Jr.

passed away on October 28, 2012 at Community Hospital North. He was born on January 7, 1928 in French Lick Indiana to Omar and Anna (Miller) Kendall. He graduated from French Lick High School in 1946. He married Norma L. (Sibrel) Kendall on June 1, 1948 in French Lick.

Omar was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the Occupation of Japan. He was a lifetime member of Jasper VFW Post 673; served the VFW organization as Post Commander, District 8 Commander, State Adj. Quarter Master from 1965-1984, National Convention Director from 1986-1993, and National Council Member District 5 Indiana, Missouri. He was elected Indiana State VFW Commander from 1996-1997. Omar received numerous awards including Sagamore of the Wabash by Governor Bowen, National Organization Distinguished Service Medal and citation, VFW Distinguished Service Medal, All-American Department Commander, Kentucky Colonel, and Veterans Affairs Commissioner.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Norma Kendall, Indianapolis; children, Larry K. Kendall, Kentucky, Shirley (Dan) Snow, Ohio, Mary (Tim) Webb, Indianapolis, Joy (Neil) Bragdon, Greenfield, and Teri (Joel) Macri, Indianapolis, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Nancy Hunter.

Visitation will be held on Thursday November 1, 2012 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. in the Crown Hill Funeral Home Remembrance Hall . Services will begin at 7:00 P.M. concluding with Military Honors from the VFW and the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. The family would like to thank the nurses, staff, and hospice of Community North for their comfort and support.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 31, 2012