|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Dec. 27, 2011|
South Carolina, USA
Jack McLean Kendree, Sr., died Tuesday December 27, 2011, in Georgetown, South Carolina.
He was born on March 28, 1926, in Trenton, Missouri, a son of the late Ulmont R. Kendree and Mary M. (Kendree) Saylor.
Mr. Kendree was a 1944 graduate of Hutchinson (KS) High School.
In the summer of 1943, he was elected Governor of Kansas' Boy's State in Wichita and during his senior year he was a member of the high school debate team, which won the state championship.
At graduation, he was presented the "Young American" award.
In the Boy Scouts of America, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout.
Reaching his 18th birthday in March of 1944, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and entered the Navy's V-12 program for officer candidates.
Mr. Kendree graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. degree in civil engineering and from Columbia University in New York City with an M.S. degree in the School of Architecture's Planning and Housing program.
He remained in the Navy Reserve after the war and attained the rank of Lieutenant J.G. with the Seabees.
During his early professional career, he was a project engineer with Burt and Binford Contractors in Hutchinson, Kansas; served as City Engineer in Dodge City, Kansas; was Director of Slum Clearance and Urban Renewal in Ponce, Puerto Rico; and, was an associate of one of the early contemporary United States planners, Henry S. Churchill, in Philadelphia.
In 1956, he started his own professional consulting firm which subsequently became known as Kendree and Shepherd Planning Consultants with offices over time in Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Jamestown, N.Y.; Newark, Delaware; Miami, Florida; and, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Planning studies or projects were carried out in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean.
During the 1980's, Mr. Kendree served as economic development rirector for Georgetown County, S.C.
Mr. Kendree and his wife Gloria have lived in Georgetown since 1978.
Surviving are his beloved wife Gloria; a son, Michael and his wife Angela of Rock Hill, S.C.; a daughter, Cynthia and her husband James Scott Thieringer of Long Valley, N.J.; and, a son Jack M. Kendree, II of Georgetown; grandchildren, Kendree Thieringer, Kiley Thieringer, Sawyer Thieringer, Charlie Thieringer, Jack McLean Kendree, III, Kara Kendree, Mark Kendree, Michael Kendree, Jr., and Harrison Kendree.
Surviving also are his brother and sister-in-law, U.R. "Al" Kendree and Billie of Scottsdale, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012, at Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church, at a yet to be determined time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be provided to: the National Eagle Scout Association at: NESA-S322; 1325 West Walnut Hill Lane/PO Box 152079; Irving, Texas 75015-2079; or, the COPD Foundation at: 2937 SW 27th Avenue; Suite 302; Miami, FL 33133.
Prince George Winyah Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Perry W. Caldwell
Record added: Mar 10, 2013
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