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Obituary for Charlie Kuykendall
Charles Kuykendall, of Oakland, IL, died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Charlie was born October 23, 1953 in Paris, IL to Jesse Alvin and Mona Kathleen (Todd) Kuykendall. He graduated from Oakland High School in 1972 and married Ramona Allen on December 27, 1975 in Paris, IL. Charlie was a lifelong resident of Oakland. He was employed at Trailmobile for 24 years and operated Charlie’s Mowing Service for 25 years. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, and enjoyed lawn mowing and yard work and watching drag racing. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ramona Kuykendall of Oakland; two daughters, Stephanie (Melvin) Norris of Oakland and Charla (William) Robinson of Charleston; a brother, Jim (Nancy) Kuykendall of Kansas; a sister Kathy (Jeff) Ball; five grandchildren: Eleni Ethington, Seth Ethington, Kaeli Stewart, Katherine Robinson and Charles Robinson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Charlie will be missed dearly by his family and many friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 from noon to 7:00 p.m., with family present from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.