Wendell Adam Church, 81, of Byrd Street, Boone, the Foscoe community, passed away Thursday, March 6th, 2014, at his home.

Born December 4, 1932 in Foscoe, he was a son of Charlie Spencer and Etta Gragg Church. Wendell was a member of Foscoe Christian Church. He retired after more than 45 years from Hound Ears Golf Course Maintenance, and served for 25 years with the Foscoe Fire Department. Wendell loved baseball, played for more than 30 years in county leagues, and was an avid deer hunter and trout fisherman.


Surviving are his wife, Marbeth Calloway Church; sons, Phillip Church and wife, Delores, Barney Church and Neal Church, all of Boone; grandchildren, Adam, Anna and Jordan Church, all of Boone, and Piper Church of Princeton, Mo; and his great-grandson, Ely Gale Farmer of Boone.

He was preceded in death four brothers, Charlie, Jack, George, and twin, Finley Church; and two sisters, O.V. Porch and Exie Church.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 9th, 2014, at 3 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Pastors Dan Burks and Charles Hindman.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 until 3 PM, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Calloway Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Foscoe Christian Church, 8834 NC Hwy l05 S., Boone, NC. 28607.

Online condolences may be shared at the website austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Church family.

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