William "Bill" Garrett KendallSeptember 2, 2017
William “Bill” Garrett Kendall, Jr., 70, of Asheville, North Carolina (also known as “Pop”), died peacefully at home on September 2 at 9:29 pm after a long illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9 at New Life Community Church on Riverside Dr. in Asheville, The family will be receiving friends starting at 11am, the service will begin at 12. We will plan to have an unofficial procession ride up to the parkway after the service if you would like to join us - of course the Harley riders will lead the way.
Bill was born in Tacoma Park, Maryland on December 7, 1946. He learned under the direction of his father to become an auto mechanic and was known as the best diesel mechanic in Asheville, NC. He worked for Harrison’s Fleet Service for 35 years. His passions were his grandchildren and his Harley-Davidson. He was the original and authentic Harley dude before it became fashionable, and taught his children to be true to themselves instead of to what other people thought of them. One of his special gifts to his family was to take them separately on cross-country trips by van. He took his daughter Jenny, wife, Leslie, and several grandchildren: Melia, Perry, and Seth. His plan was to drive each one out west as they got old enough, but unfortunately, illness prevented him from doing so. His daughter Micky will be planning a trip per his request for his ashes to be spread in the locations across the country that held meaning to him.
Bill is survived by his children, William Garrett III, Daniel, Mary (Micky), and Jennifer Edith; wife, Leslie; nine grandchildren, Perry, Melia, Seth, Mollie, Hannah, Jacob, Kai, Joshua and Garrett; his siblings, Ellen Aller of Manassas, Virginia, Henry (Hank) and James (Jim); and other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William and Eileen Kendall, Sr.
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