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Ray Eldon Kendrick

03/20/1935 - 08/07/2019

Obituary for Ray Eldon Kendrick

Ray Eldon Kendrick, 84, of Sedalia, MO passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Sylvia G. Thompson Residence Center. He was born on March 20, 1935, in Green Ridge, MO the son of Ray Earl and Ruth Marie (Tavener) Kendrick, who preceded him in death.

On May 2, 1964, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sedalia, he was united in marriage to Loretta Grinstead, who survives of the home.

Ray was employed for forty-five years at J.A. Lamy Manufacturing Company where he met his wife, Loretta. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed watching the baseball games and NASCAR truck and NHRA drag racing. Ray especially enjoyed working on his collection of street rods and showing them at car shows. He won many trophies and made many lasting friendships.

Besides his wife of fifty-five years, he is survived by several cousins, namely Cathy (Buchanan) Labadie of Colorado Springs, CO and Dean Buchanan of Olathe, KS; three brother-in-laws, Larry Grinstead (Joyce) of Sedalia, Jon Grinstead (Karen) of Foristell, MO, and Richard Grinstead and his companion Elaine of Walnut Creek, CA; A special niece, Stacy Moore (Richard) of Sedalia,; and many friends, namely Keith Daleen (Peggy) and Robert "Corky" Long (Mary Ann), both of Sedalia.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO with Father Joe Corel, officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the funeral chapel.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sedalia, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Perks, Crossroads Hospice, or Parkinson's Research Foundation in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




Calvary Cemetery
701 N Engineer Ave
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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XOxo Uncle Ray! So sorry to hear this news Aunt Lou #Lulu . Love & hugs from Cali! <3
- Sheila Moore
I spent many days working on street rods with Ray, He thought me alot and will never forget him he will be truly miss. My condolences to his wife Loretta and family. RIP.
- Doug Roberts
Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ray
- Linda Boyer
My sympathy to Loretta and family
- Janet Proctor

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