Jack Edward Kendrick, Sr. age 82, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018, at the Medicalodge in Ft. Scott.
He was born February 20, 1936, at Ft. Scott, the son of Russell Allen Kendrick, Sr. and Wilma Jean Blair Kendrick.
Jack served with the United States Navy during both the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired after twenty years of service. Following his retirement from the Navy, Jack worked for both the Ft. Scott and Humboldt, Kansas police departments. He later worked as a truck driver for many years and eventually taught truck driving at Ft. Scott Community College. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Olson Frary Burkhart Post #1165 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include a daughter, Nicki Kendrick (Joel), of Nevada, Missouri and sons, Paul Kendrick (Cheryl) of Colorado, Roy Dale Davenport, Jr. (Kathy) of Ft. Scott, Randall Charles Cox Rodriguez (Tammy) of Joplin, Missouri, and Curtis Davenport (Diane) also of Joplin and several grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many beloved cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Marlene Kendrick, a son, Jack Kendrick Jr., his parents and a brother Russell A. Kendrick, Jr.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. on Saturday, September 1 at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Following visitation, there will be cremation and a graveside service will be held at 12:30 P.M. Friday, September 7 at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Scott.
Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association and may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.