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Vergil Roy Endicott, Sr.

October 1, 1929 October 12, 2018
Vergil Roy Endicott, Sr.
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Vergil Roy Endicott, Sr., of Independence, Missouri, formerly of Carrollton, Missouri, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018, surrounded by much love and care from his family and nurses at the Villages of Jackson Creek Memory Care in Independence, Missouri.

Vergil lived intently and honorably, being granted an earthly life of 89 years, and 11 days.

It was a Tuesday, October 1, 1929, in Oilton, Oklahoma when the home of Earl Henry and Maude (Grandon) Endicott was blessed with a son.
Vergil was the first born followed by two sisters and a brother, Alice, Melvin and Carolyn. The family relocated to Missouri and Vergil attended school at Wakenda until he was old enough to work in his father’s auto repair shop learning the skills that would assist him throughout his life by understanding the operations of mechanics. Vergil gained more knowledge when he became employed from 1947 to 1951 as a lineman with Midland Constructors, Inc. in Carrollton. It was during this time when Vergil met a lovely young lady and she quickly became his sweetheart and the love of his life. Vergil asked for the hand of Miss Bonnie Deloris Callihan, and they were united in marriage on Wednesday, December 12, 1951, in North Kansas City, Missouri. This union was blessed with one son, Vergil Roy, Jr., and known to many as, Bud. His sweetheart Bonnie preceded him in death on November 9, 2006. It had been 55 years since Bonnie had placed a wedding band on his finger and Vergil never once removed the ring. Vergil also endured the loss of his mother. His father, Earl Henry married Wanella and fathered seven additional children, Ed, Terry, Gayle, Lonny, Brian, Deloris, and Tim.

Vergil respected and felt it was his duty to sacrifice for our country and he was inducted on October 4, 1951, into the United States Marine Corps. His training began in Camp Del Mar, December 1951, and lasted until June 1952. Vergil was called to wartime duty on June 1, 1952, then being shipped directly to Korea and he quickly began utilizing the life learned and trained skills as an amphibious tank mechanic. He was overseas for one year and one day, He proudly earned a Korean Service Medal and the UN Service Medal. Upon returning from the war he worked as a tractor mechanic and he became a member to the IBEW Local Union # 53 and moved his family to Independence, Missouri for full-time employment and benefits as a lineman for Independence Power and Light. He stayed with this company until his retirement in 1990.

Vergil collected coins and stamps and had a very nice collection of insulators. He enjoyed taking his son on many hunting and fishing outings and trips and searching with Bud along with other family members for arrowheads in the Wakenda Creek area with each finding a variety of Native pieces along with arrowheads. Vergil was a wonderful grandfather and loved to hold the newly welcomed babies into the family. He was once a member of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church in Wakenda, Missouri.

Vergil leaves behind a son, Vergil “Bud” Roy Endicott, Jr. and his fiancé, Karla Jean Dunbar of Independence, Missouri; six siblings, Ed Endicott (Lou), Terry Endicott (Janet), Gayle Hockridge (Don), Lonny Endicott (Mary), Brian “Butch” Endicott (Marcie), and Tim Endicott (Becky); two granddaughters, Julie Ann Grelle and her husband Stephen of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Amanda Leigh Stickley and her husband Christian of Independence, Missouri; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Riley, and Cole Grelle, of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Isabella and Jaxon Stickley of Independence, Missouri; and his sweet Catahoula Leopard Dog, Missy that he loved dearly.

Vergil was preceded in death by his mother, Maude Endicott; his father, Earl Henry Endicott, and step-mother, Wanella Endicott; his lovely wife, Bonnie Endicott; three sisters, Alice Waters, Carolyn Grimes, and Delores Eleen “Dee-Dee” Endicott; and a brother Melvin Endicott.

Military Graveside Services will be held on Thursday at 2:00 p.m., October 18, 2018, at Big Adkins Cemetery, Carrollton, Missouri.

Full Military Honors will be provided by The Veterans of Foreign War, Pence-Lovell, England Post #1773, of Carroll County, Missouri, and The United States Marines.

Pallbearers: Lonny Endicott, Brian “Butch” Endicott, Tim Endicott, Eddie Rae Endicott, Pack Endicott, Bob Lucas, and Hayden Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, the family humbly requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Vergil, to HELP Services of Carroll County. They may be left at or mailed to Foster Funeral Chapels, 201 South Main Street, Carrollton, Missouri, 64633.

Serving the family, Foster Funeral Chapels, Carrollton, Missouri. Online Condolences may be left for the family on our website, or connect with them on our business Facebook page: Foster Family Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services, LLC.

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2:00 PM 10/18/2018 2:00:00 PM
Big Adkins Cemetery

Hwy 24 and B Hwy
Carrollton, MO 64633

Adkins Cemetery is 1.8 miles south of 24 Hwy on Rte B, then 1 mile East on County Road 290, then 1/2 mile north to cemetery.

Big Adkins Cemetery
Hwy 24 and B Hwy Carrollton 64633 MO
United States

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Big Adkins Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 24 and B Hwy
Carrollton, MO 64633

Hwy 24 and B Hwy Carrollton 64633 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

H.E.L.P. Services Cancer Fund of Carroll County

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