Kent Alan Endicott
Kent Alan Endicott, former longtime resident of Ponca City, passed Thursday, February 28, 2013 in Oklahoma City. He was 55 years of age.
Kent was born May 9, 1957 in Ponca City, the son of Melvin F. Endicott and Betty Jo (Salmon) Endicott. Kent attended Woodlands Grade School, East Jr. High and was a 1976 graduate of Ponca City High School. He then attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa.
While living in Ponca City, Kent operated the Tri-City Transport Service, helping others with their transportation needs to various appointments and events. He was always anxious to give a helping hand to others, especially the elderly. He was later employed in hotel services in Oklahoma City.
Kent was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ponca City and member of the church choir. He was currently attending St. Charles Catholic Church in Oklahoma City. He was active throughout the years with the Ponca City Takedown Club, the 101 Ranch Rodeo and the Oklahoma Square Dance Association. His enjoyments had included yard work, traveling with his parents, square dancing, water skiing, rodeos, music, Oklahoma State University athletic events, and interest in his nieces and nephews activities. He especially enjoyed decorating for Christmas and time spent at family holiday gatherings.
He is survived by his two sisters, Susan Buck and husband, Larry, of Ponca City and Barbara Coates and husband, Dick, of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Ronnie Endicott and wife, Cathy, of Hot Springs, Arkansas and Craig Endicott and wife, Gaylyn, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews, Christopher Buck, Caroline Homier, Lynn Endicott, Andrew Endicott, Courtney Thomas, Chelsea Walters and Timothy Endicott; three great nephews and one great niece; many other extended family and friends that include his friend, Janell Bateman, of Ponca City.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Fred and Golden Endicott and Henry and Lucy Salmon; his mother, Betty Endicott in 1997, and his father, Melvin Endicott in 1998.
A Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2013 at Grace Memorial Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Kevin Ratterman presiding. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas. Arrangements are under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Casket bearers are Steve Cales, John Queen, Chris Link, Tim Endicott, Craig Endicott and Ron Endicott. Honorary casket bearers are Dr. Gary Dorman, Charlie Mertz and Dewayne Howey.
Memorial contribution may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 421 South 7th Street, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601or to the Ponca City Takedown Club, c/o Donna Lessert, 129 Tapp Road, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74604.
Kent’s online guestbook may be signed at www.gracememorialchapel.net