Obituary of Wendell "Windy" Kays
Wendell “Windy” Kays, 89, of Deepwater, Missouri, died Sunday evening, June 2, 2019, at his home.
He was born April 26, 1930, in Proctor, Mo., the son of Claude Kays and Mary Vesta (Houseworth) Kays. On October 7, 1957, in Clinton, Mo., he married Phyllis Marie Whitworth and she survives of the home.
Windy was a truck driver for 34 years, retiring in 1987. He worked for Brady Motor Freight and IML in Kansas City and also drove for several private trucking companies. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955 during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Windsor. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed gardening and reading mystery Western books.
In addition to his wife Phyllis, survivors include several nieces and nephews, Jan Garmon, Mike Garmon, Jimmy Kays, and Becky Carter; a great-niece, Bree Garmon; 5 sisters-in-law, Rosalie Waller, Independence, Mo.; Joyce Austin, Grain Valley, Mo.; Marietta Rager (Chuck), Kearney, Mo.; Linda Whitworth, Windsor, Mo.; and Donna Moore (Billy), Deepwater, Mo.; and numerous Whitworth extended family. He was preceded in death by a nephew, David Powell, whom he considered a son; 2 brothers, James Kays and Dorsey Kays, a sister Georgean McPhil; 2 sisters-in-law, Barbara Sue Powell and Veda Galloway; 2 brothers-in-law Raymond Whitworth and Billy Dale Whitworth; and a nephew Rick Kays.
Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Benton County Hospice in care of the funeral home.