Jack Kendrick, longtime Cushing resident, passed away on Sunday evening, April 28, one month before his 82nd birthday. Graveside services were held Monday, April 29, at 1 p.m. in Noble County.
Jack was born near Hominy, Osage County, on May 29, 1931. His parents were James E. Kendrick and Myrtle Atkins Kendrick. Jack was the eighth of nine children. He grew up in Osage County, attending school near Wynona. He set out on his own when in his teen years, working various jobs from fry cook to electric lineman. In 1950, at 19 years of age, he joined the U. S. Army. He served in Korea for over a year and finished his time at Camp Polk, LA in 1953.
For approximately twelve years he barbered in Cushing owning the Remuda and Rheata Barber Shops. Longtime acquaintances associate horses as an important part of Jack's life from steer wrestling to owning and training quarter horses and racing. Since the late seventies, Jack was a fencing contractor.
Besides his mother and father, he was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters. While in the Army he married Bernice Stecker on November 11, 1952, and they had a daughter. Jack married Mary Stiles on June 2, 1962 and made their home in Cushing where they raised their daughter and son. On June 22, 1990, he marries Madge Wolff. Other survivors include Charlotte Kendrick of Norman, Lisa Kendrick Cox of Perkins, Mike Kendrick of the Chandler area, two granddaughters, Amanda and Brittany Cox, and their grandmother Mary Kendrick of Perkins, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.