Ben Kendrick, 66, of Cleveland, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
He was an avid outdoorsmen, enjoying a wide range of activities but his favorites were hunting and fishing.
He was a wonderful husband, father, papa, brother and son. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially activities of his grandchildren.
He was a loyal employee of Bellsouth/AT&T for 42 years. He was a faithful member of Central Church of Christ. He had such a generous, caring and loving personality, once you met him you were a lifelong friend. He never met a stranger and he would give you his shirt off his back if you needed it. The world lost a wonderful man, but Heaven gained an angel.
He was preceded in death by his father, John B. Kendrick Sr., of Montgomery, Ala.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Norma O. Kendrick; daughter and son-in-law, Kristi and John McCracken; son, Paul B. Kendrick; grandson, Cody McCracken; granddaughters: Courtney McCracken and Kelly Kendrick, all of Cleveland; mother, Mildred P. Kendrick; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Larry Pugh; nephew, Brad (Julie) Pugh; niece Kendra (Daryl) Morris; great-nephew, AJ Pugh; great-nieces: Hannah and Haleigh Morris from Montgomery.
The visitation will be held at Central Church of Christ, 200 25th Street NW in Cleveland, Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The funeral will follow at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Central Church of Christ Youth Program or the Wounded Warrior Project, those donations can be made through www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
You can share a memory of Ben and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Kendrick family with his arrangements.