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Mr. Wallace Kennedy Dekle

September 18, 1925 ~ January 29, 2020 (age 94)


Mr. Wallace Kennedy Dekle, 94, of Metter, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Hospice of Savannah.

Mr. Dekle was born on September 18, 1925 to Mr. Paul and Mrs. Minnie Lee Kennedy Dekle in Candler County. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and owner of the Farmer Union Warehouse and Trapnell Cotton Gin. He was a founding member of Willow Lake Golf Club and was an avid golf player. He was a member of Metter Primitive Baptist Church and the Metter Rotary Club. He was the oldest living season ticket holder at the University of Georgia and attended all the games he could. He was a loving and caring father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ray Dekle.

He is survived by his children, Cheryl Odum (Ollie) of Savannah, GA and Karen Goggans (John) of Memphis, TN; grandchildren, Heather Jean and John Goggans, Jr.; great grandson, Jack Jean. Several other relatives and friends also survive.

The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Metter Primitive Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Metter Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Mike Newman officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Cemetery. 

Pallbearers will be Ollie Odum, Bill Banks, Stacy McCorkle, Gregg Wolff, Al Bland and Billy Wright.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Goggans, Jr. and C.B. Jones.

Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Homes, Metter Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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February 1, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Homes
441 West Broad Street, PO Box 662
Metter, GA 30439

Funeral Service
February 1, 2020

1:00 PM
Metter Primitive Baptist Church
85 South Kennedy Street
Metter, GA 30439

Interment following funeral service
February 1, 2020

Lake Church Cemetery
Hwy 46
Metter, GA 30439

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