W.E. Dendy, 80
Mr. W.E. “Ed” Dendy, 80, of Portales, died Friday, June 18, 2004, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 2, 1923, in Olustee, Okla., to Bessie and Carl Dendy.
The Dendy family came to Portales from Olustee, Okla., in 1927. In 1943 he was drafted to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard until the end of World War II. He married Vera Elene O’Hair on June 18,1948, in Lubbock. In 1963 he bought a glass business in Bovina, where they lived for five years. He was a member of the Bovina Baptist Church and served as a deacon for the congregation. He lived in Portales since 1968. He drove trucks for Joe Ray and Welch Trucking before going to work for AMPI as a dairy supply salesman. He had been retired since 1988. He was a member of the University Baptist Church, and a lifetime member of VFW Post 9515. Family members said he dearly loved to fish, especially at Caballo Lake where he would stay for weeks at a time fishing for catfish.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Claude; and by his wife.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Dendy (and wife, Donna) of Lewisville, Texas, Joe Dendy of DeQueen, Ark., and Wade Dendy of Portales; a daughter, Judy Privett (Johnny) of Portales; five grandchildren, Robert and Brian Dendy, both of Lubbock, Christopher Dendy of Prescott, Ark., Lacey Dendy of DeQueen, Ark., and Eddie Privett of Portales; three great-grandchildren, Dillon Privett and Dalton Privett both of Portales and Zachary Dendy of Lubbock; two brothers, Kenneth Dendy of Lubbock and Jack Dendy of Portales; and three sisters, Marie Isabel of Hobbs, Imogene Monroe of Alamogordo, and Lou Slavey of Phoenix.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Scott P. Reeves will officiate the services.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert, Brian, Christopher, Lacey and Zachary Dendy and Eddy, Dylan and Dalton Privett.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.
W.E. Dendy — 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery.
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