John Kendall Jr.

CHARLESTON —  John Robert Kendall, Jr. age 71, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 1, at his home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Newsom Funeral Home chapel in Charleston with interment following with military honors at North Shady Grove Cemetery near Cascilla.

Mr. Kendall was a retired military tech, member of the Six Hundred Thirty First Battalion where he made a great impression on his comrades.

He believed in helping others. He dearly loved his family and friends .

He was an avid self-taught woodsman, as well as avid hunter and fisherman.

Those he leaves behind to cherish his memory include his daughters, Tammy Hyde of Silverhill, Ala. and Tonya M. Kendall of Tupelo; his son, DeWayne Kendall of Water Valley; his father, John R. Kendall, Sr. of Cascilla; his sisters, Joetta Kendall of Columbus,, Leora Kendall of Missouri, Johnna Sue Kedall of Iowa and Christine Haddan of Ranken, Ga.; his brother, Ira (Verla) Kendall of Cascilla; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kendall was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Johnson Kendall; his mother, Frances Spears Kendall; and several brothers.

Online condolences may be made at www.newsomfuneralhome.com.

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