Kendall, Jerry T. 1932-
KENDALL, Jerry T. 1932-
Born July 5, 1932, in Bennettsville, SC; son of John Lock (a machinist) and Bessie (a homemaker; maiden name, Moore) Kendall; married Dora Dover (a merchandiser), October 29, 1955; children: Tammy Kendall Rowe. Education: University of Nebraska—Omaha, B.G.E., 1962. Religion: Methodist.
Home—207 Tyson Ave., Bennettsville, SC 29512. E-mail—[email protected].
U.S. Army, career officer, 1952-73, retiring as chief warrant officer; Munford, Inc., Atlanta, GA, regional director of security, 1973-79; Days Inns of America, Atlanta, GA, associate director of corporate security, 1979-85; Jerry T. Kendall and Associates, Inc. (professional polygraph service), Orlando, FL, president and polygraph examiner, 1985-88; Viostana Resort, Orlando, FL, director of security and safety, 1988-90; writer, 1990—. Pee Dee Regional Transportation Authority, member of board of directors, 1992-99; City of Bennettsville, member of Election Commission, 1996-99, and Planning Commission; Marlboro County Election Commission, member, 1999—. Stevens Christian Academy, member of board of directors, 2003—. Also served in U.S. Air Force.
Sons of the American Revolution (Francis Marion Camp), Sons of Confederate Veterans (first lieutenant commander, Marlboro Camp 835, 1997—), Masons (York Rite, Scottish Rite, and Mystic Shrine; master of Marlboro Masonic Lodge, 2000; deputy district grand master).
Military: Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak-leaf clusters, eleven other Korean and Vietnam service medals. Other: Award of Excellence, Anna Ford Family Book Contest, Heart of America Genealogical Society and Library, 2000, for The Kendall Family: Descendants of William Kendall, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
Bennettsville Cotton Mill, Reprint Company Publishers (Spartanburg, SC), 1998.
The Kendall Family: Descendants of William Kendall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, privately printed, 1998.
Hungerford-Griffith Cemetery, Leedstown, Virginia, privately printed, 1998.
Confederate Burials, Marlboro County, South Carolina, privately printed, 2001.
Bennettsville and Marlboro County in Vintage Postcards, Arcadia Publishing (Mount Pleasant, SC), 2003.
Contributor to Marlboro Herald-Advocate.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on "the Gulf," an African-American business district that flourished in Bennettsville, South Carolina, from the late 1890s until the early 1990s.
Jerry T. Kendall told CA: "My motivation for writing is to insure that the history of our town and county are preserved for future generations. I decided to do this type of research when I discovered that nothing had ever been written about some areas of our community. My work is simply the recording of facts and my experience as an investigator helped in obtaining and organizing data."