Obituary Of Melvin Endicott

Melvin Earl Endicott, a resident of Fort Scott, KS, died Friday, June 22, 2018, in Joplin, MO, at Mercy Hospital.

He was born June 20, 1929, the son of Earl Leonard Endicott and Melva Mae (Koppa) Endicott near Savonburg, KS.  He graduated from Fort Scott High School in 1947, from Fort Scott Junior College in 1948, and from Kansas State University in 1955, as a civil engineer.

He married Betty (Beadell) Endicott September 17, 1950.  Melvin served in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Army National Guard, the U.S. Air National Guard and the U.S. Air Force from which he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He worked as a civil engineer for the Missouri Highway Department and the Texas Highway Department.  He enjoyed flying his Paper Apache, researching genealogy, and collecting classic cars.

Melvin was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife Betty Endicott, his children Gary Endicott and wife, Diana, of Bronson KS, and Alicia Dye and husband, Charles, of Claremore OK; grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 2, in the U. S. National Cemetery.

Military honors will be conducted by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard.  Friends and family will meet at the cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott KS.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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