In memory of

Robert Lee Kindell

Jul 4, 1939
May 24, 2016


Our Lord and Savior blessed this earth on July 4th 1939 with Mr. Robert Lee Kindell and received him back home on May 24th 2016.

Born and raised in Tuskegee Alabama, Robert quickly became a sports fan and played baseball in little league and high school with inspirations to become a professional baseball player.  However, when he moved to St. Louis Mo. to realize his dream, he met and married the love of his life, Ms. Reola Standifer.  After spending time in St. Louis, the family moved to Flint Michigan where everyone thrived.  All of the children became sport fans, just like their father and participated in many different sports including football, track, basketball and baseball.  The Kindell family is very talented in the musical arena and you could hear Robert cooing the O’Jays in his silky smooth voice.  Robert had a great sense of humor and loved to keep you off balance.  He was an amazing father, not just to his own children, but to all of the neighborhood youths.  Attending all sporting events and guiding them into winning seasons.

Robert Kindell is survived by his Sister Margaret Williams, Eldest son Robert Kindell and wife Mona, LaDell Kindell and Sandy, Timothy Kindell and Joanna, Lavelle Kindell and Rolanda, Arvell Kindell and his only daughter Robbin Kindell and fiance’ Ronnie Freeman and his youngest son Reginald Coleman and wife Karen.  Robert has as many as 28 grand- children as well as great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and many others who loved him dearly.

We love you dearly father, you will always be with us in spirit.

Service Information

Thursday June 2, 2016 1-3PM
Johnson Funeral Home
134 Missouri Ave S Salem, OR 97302

Memorial Service
Friday June 3, 2016 - 3:00 PM
Free Church Oregon
6275 Lakeside Drive, Salem, OR 97305

Pontotoc City Cemetery
Pontotoc Mississippi


Messages of Sympathy

  1. Angie Stevens Norphlet says:

    Our Prayers are with All of you. You were the musical family on the block. "Wayne Street" had so much talent and the Kindell family was always in the thick of it. Mrs. Reloa was my heart, always the same every time you saw her,and of course Bob was always Bob. Joking, keeping you on point with sports and keeping you on edge while you wonder what he was going to say next. He loved his family from Mrs. Reload, Curtis, Ladell, Tim, Lavell, Orvell and Lord knows he loved Bay! Take comfort in knowing you had two parents that loved and cared for you. The Stevens Family has you in our hearts and always our prayers. Love always

  2. Hope Young says:

    RIP Uncle Robert. I must say that our fathers and mothers have taught us to Live, Laugh, and to Love one another. It's all about family and it started with our parents. I truly can say that they have instilled within us their spirit and I will always cherish those memories. Thanks for the memories Uncle Robert. God Bless!

  3. Reginald Coleman says:

    All my life,I knew I was different from my brother's and sisters.but I never knew why,until I finally met you...from my love for sports,love for cracking on ppl,My deep voice,even down to my balky right knee.... didn't get to know you long,but I thank God everyday that I had the chance to meet you. I never got to tell you thanks for bringing me to this world.... never put off telling someone how you feel,then it'll be too late..... I love you man

  4. Frances Gray says:

    My cousin I will miss u but God loved u rest in peace family stay together love each other and most of all take care of each other God bless

  5. Mr Jerry Kindell says:

    My bless dearest Uncle Bob I can't believe you have left us it hurts so much But I can say goodbye there so much I can say I want to say I love you! God

  6. Ebony Kindell says:

    My last two dollars. You took me fishing and taught me how to play spades at the young age of 4. Our relationship was priceless. You were more like a second dad to me. The wisdom you had was priceless. I will miss our coversations. My love of great music came from you. You always told me I was the chosen 1. And from this day forward I will always carry myself as such. You loved me unconditionally whether I was wrong or right you had my back. I write this with a heavy heart. I love you grandad. Love your first granddaughter

  7. Joanna Kindell says:

    Spending the last 3 years with Robert, taking care of him has been a blessing for me. Even though it was very tough at times, he always made it right, he always had a story to tell and it gave me an opportunity to truly see him for who he was. He was tough as nails on the outside but a big marshmallow on the inside, always giving when needed. I sit here crying as I type this as there is a huge void in my life today because he has gone home to glory. I get up every morning with him on my mind and go to bed every night with the same. He was such a huge part of this household and he is truly, truly missed. I love you pops. Thank you for allowing me to care for you for the last 3 years.

  8. Miss Nicole Kindell says:

    My greatest uncle left, my coolest uncle left, my most comedic uncle left, you will be truly miss. From you calling my dad Jerry & I to just say hey NIC & JK, to talk for hours listening to your stories about my grandfather & you, to hear you say to cherish my own dad. Though it was all fun & laughter, sometimes I would cry inside cuz you would remind me of my grandad. That very pic on your obituary, I remember taking of you, simply because I wanted a pic of my uncle bob. Welp, old man you're gone. Tell my grandparents I love them! And I love u just as much. To my cousins, my dads 1st cousins, you know the love we have for you all. Just in case my dad can't make it, you better believe we sending him up there to visit With you all! I thank you guys for being his long lost brother. Love you all!

  9. Sherri R Landrum says:

    To my dear Father in law that's what you always were to me no matter what Bobby Blue. I love conversations with you just so you could make me laugh. Bob I thank God he put you in my path of life And that your Grandchildren, my children were able to experience your love and sense of humor. You will truly be missed, We Love you until the end of time Rest Easy.

  10. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with Robert's arrangements. May God bless you during this difficult and trying time.

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