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Celebration of Life: 6 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Visitation: 4 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
John Kevin Kendrick, age 62, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon, September 21, 2017, at home in the care of his loving family.
He was born February 25, 1955, in Johnston City, the son of the late Weldon and Dorothy (DiPietro) Kendrick. He was united in marriage to Nancy Reid on April 9, 1983, during a ceremony at the Cisne Christian Church.
Kevin, or “KK” to most of his friends, will be remembered for his great sense of humor and often being the life of the party, while making certain those around him were enjoying themselves as well. Sharing family time during holidays, especially Christmas, are some of the best cherished memories. In recent months, his grandson and granddaughters became the shining light of his life. A graduate of Fairfield High School where he was active in sports, he went on to attend Austin Peay State University where he was a football recruit and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha. He was a member of Flora Elks Lodge #1659, and served on the advisory board for the newly-formed No More Nicotine (NMN) Club in Flora in 1994. For many years, Kevin worked in the oil fields and was a member of the Laborers Union, and most recently had been part of the security department at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He enjoyed spending days visiting the beach during getaways, playing golf, and had an interest in fishing and woodworking. Lastly, Kevin wouldn’t want to leave out that he was a tried-and-true fan of both the St. Louis Cardinals and Alabama Crimson Tide.
He is survived by his wife: Nancy Kendrick of Flora; 2 daughters: Leslie (husband Cody) Brubaker of Iuka and Megan (husband Jared) Payne of Louisville; 3 grandchildren: Thea, Bryar, and Kadalynn; a brother: Sidney (wife Toni) Kendrick of Bloomington; a sister Marcia (husband Jerry) Blades of Broomfield, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service for Kevin Kendrick will be held 6 p.m., Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Friends and relatives are invited to a time of visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.
To Ms Nancy and your lovely family, prayers of comfort to each!!
Nancy, I was so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I'm keeping you and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayer's. Your former Sorority Sister, Cindy
Nancy and girls Thinking of you at thus time.
May you all find peace and comfort during this difficult time and may his soul Rest In Peace.
Nancy Megan and Leslie and families we are so sorry for your loss Kevin was a great guy may God comfort you and this hour of sorrow
To the Kendrick family, our thoughts and prayers go out. May you have the comfort and peace from God's loving arms. Blessings to you from the Hampsten family
Nancy, Leslie ,Megan so sorry to hear about Kevin's passing. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time..
Heaven will never be the same now that K.K. has arrived and oh the reunions that are going on. He is a Good Man that will be missed by so many but NEVER FORGOTTEN !
My condolences to the Kendrick Family
Thoughts & Prayers to the family.
Nancy and family I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere sympathies go out to KK's family and many friends during this difficult time.
Words cannot express what this man has meant to me even though only knowing him for a few years. Nancy, Leslie, and Megan my thought and prayers are with you and thank you for sharing such a wonderful man.
Nancy, Leslie, Megan and families. We are praying for you all during this difficult time of Kevin's passing. May God Bless you all. Kevin was a great friend and Co-worker at Good Sam. Love you all.
We so sorry for your loss Nancy and Magen and the whole family he was a wonderful man he will be missed
So very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Thoughts and prayers for family, friends, and acquaintances.
Dear Nancy & girls, We were so sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I will never forget the special times we shared in Flora or your friendship. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Terri, Kaycie & Matt
So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss
Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss
I am so sorry to hear this . Prayers to you Nancy and family. He will be greatly missed.
So very sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. We were in school together in Fairfield, Class of 73.
To KK's family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Kevin. He was a good friend to me during my one year at Fairfield High School. I've always remembered how well he treated others and kept all of us laughing. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I am so sorry for you loss. He was a special person.
Kevin was a wonderful person and words can't express how sorry I am. Thinking of you guys and remembering the good times.
Nancy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kk was such a generous and kindhearted person. He will be missed by many
Nancy and family I am so sorry for your lose, I pray God will be with you and your family at this awful time. Your always so kind to others.
I am so sorry, Nancy. I will lift you & your family up in prayers. He was so fun to work with.
He was a great guy! Always very helpful to me when I owned the funeral home. He will sure be missed. Sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss . Prayers for you and the girls and their families
Dear Nancy & family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers.
We are so deeply sorry for your loss of Kevin. ...he is such a kind man and will be missed by many! May God surround you all with the peace of knowing his love for you and help you through this painful difficult time. Rest in peace Kevin and enjoy the pearly gates of heaven!
So sorry for your loss. Nancy, keeping you and the girls in our prayers 🙏
Thinking of the family. Hadn't seen Kevin in probably 38 years but he was a fun, sweet, kind man.
Thoughts and Thoughts and Prayers prayers
Billy has lots of fond memories in the oil business speaking with Kevin. He was also a friend to Sid. Sad to hear of Kevin's passing. He will be missed by many.
We both had the pleasure of knowing and working with Kevin at GSAM. Our thoughts are with your family.
So sorry to here of Kevin's passing. He was a great guy to work with at Good Sam. Praying for the family.
Nancy, thinking of you and your family. You are in our prayers.
Dear Nancy, You might not remember me by name, but I enjoyed visiting with you when you came out to Debbie's shop. You were on duty the night I came in to have our first son. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy & family so sorry for your loss. We are not to question but believe we will be reunited some day. Prayer for all of you & hope the pain will ease. God Bless
So sorry for you loss, prayers for you and your family.
KK - you will always be fondly remembered and missed greatly!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy and family, my thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Kevin was a wonderful, funny man & great co-worker. He will be sadly missed.
I went all through school with Kevin in Fairfield. He was one of the good guys. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My thoughts are with his family.
Lifting you up to the Comforter