It is with great sadness that on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, surrounded by his wife and family, Fendel King, 73, of Hertford, passed away after a short battle with cancer.
Fendel was born April 11, 1945, along with his twin brother, Sidney, in Portsmouth to Olivette and Sidney Fendel King, who he will finally meet in heaven due to World War II.
Fendel grew up in Norfolk and attended Norview High School. Fendel worked in the construction industry and was a member of the Norfolk Carpenters Local Union 613. He took pride in being part of the building of many of the residential communities in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Fendel was a loving husband and father. He cherished the time spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, NASCAR and cooking for his family.
Fendel is survived by his wife of 50 years, Emily; five children, Phillip Harden, and his wife, Margie, Belinda Harden, Tammy Harden, Troy King, and his wife Dennise, and Sidney King, and his wife, Lucia; 10 grandchildren, Jerrod, Jessica, Amanda, Kyle, Katie, Jordan, Emilyanne, Cody, Kaithlyn and Bailey; 11 great-grandchildren, Emelia, Madilyn, Abigale, Anthony, Richard, Alizabeth, Robert, Carly, Leon, Lilly and Audrianna; six siblings, Sidney King, Mike Bradshaw, and his wife, Pauline, Sheila Stewart, and her husband, Gene, Ada Moore, and her husband, Bobby, Barbara Jean Lewis, and her husband, Jim, and John Bradshaw, and his wife, Cheryl.
Fendel was preceded in death by his mother, Olivette Bradshaw; father, Sidney Fendel King; great-granddaughter, Isabella; sister, Patricia Hinze, and her husband, Pete; and sister-in-law, Linda King.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, March 1, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Road. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at the funeral home with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.
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