CORRIGANVILLE — Billy K. Kennell, 85, of Corriganville, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born April 12, 1928, in Southampton Twp., Somerset County; he was a son of the late Melvin and Grace May (Clitz) Kennell. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha L. (Smith) Kennell and a brother, Leroy “Booty” Kennell.
He is survived by children, Billy Kennell and wife Mary Ellen, of Ellerslie, JoAnn Willingham, Diane Douty, Tim Kennell and wife Susan, Karen Diehl and husband David, Leo Shinholt and special friend Susie Butler, all of Corriganville; grandchildren, Jason Kennell and wife Sheri, Jeremy Kennell and Kara, Mary Beth Kennell, Brent Willingham and wife Batina, Adam and Ryan Willingham, Crystal Brown and husband Ronald, Roy Douty, Jerimie, Brittany and Travis Diehl; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Alexander, Carter, Daron, Delanie, Addison, Christopher and Rachael; a sister, Shirley Martz, of Meyersdale and a special son-in-law, Bob Willingham.
Billy retired from the B&O Railroad after 46 years of service. He also worked in a coal mine, stone quarry and for Hazelwood Constuction. He attended Comps Church.
Billy was a life member of the Barrelville Outdoors Club, Kennells Mill Sportsmen’s Club, and the Ellerslie Outdoor Club. He was also a member of the Eagles and Democrat Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, picnics, hunting, Pittsburgh Pirate baseball, going to sales, auctions and watching his grandchildren play at various sporting events.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman, on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted in Comps Church, Southampton Twp, Hyndman, Pa., on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Roger Huffman and Ken Korns officiating.
Burial will follow at Comps Cemetery with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.