~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Flight Instructor Charles "Sonny" Morgan Kendrick
January 20, 1937 - October 01, 2020
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Obituary………………Charles Morgan “Sonny” Kendrick Sr., a resident of Fairhope, Alabama passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020. A graveside service will be held at Greenwood cemetery in Florala, AL on October 31st at 12:00pm.
Sonny was born in Florala, AL on January 20, 1937, and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in aeronautical engineering, while in the Air Force ROTC, class of 1959. He entered the US Air Force as a second lieutenant and was a fighter pilot during the Vietnam war in which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He retired from the Air Force and began an accomplished career as a commercial pilot with Eastern Airlines lasting 25 years. Subsequently, Sonny, was a test pilot for McDonald Douglas during the development of the MD-11 aircraft. He then spent four years flying with China Eastern Airlines, and, finally, was an instructor with Delta Airlines before retiring
He is a Member of Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Magnolia Springs AL, and a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Florala, Al.
He is preceded in death by his Father, Thaddeus Douglas Kendrick, his Mother, Mildred Prestwood Kendrick, and his Brother, Thomas Douglas Kendrick.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy. His son, Morgan and wife Celia, 3 grandchildren , Ivy, Erin and Blake. Son, Craig, and grandchildren Grace and Anna. Step-daughter Kim Witte, husband Ken , grandchildren Kyle and Tanner. Step-son Steve Bohannon and grandchildren Josh, Brooke and Cash. His brother Dr. John K. Kendrick and wife Yvonne. Many nieces and nephews and special cousins, classmates and countless friends....also the love of his life… his Shih-Tzu Missy.
His, was a life well lived, hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending much time with friends and family....helping others.
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Saturday, October 31, 2020