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Ted Kendall

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home, with Bobby Stewart, Frank Matherly and Tony Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. today.
Pallbearers will be Kelvin Kendall, Joe Kendall, John Kendall, Jamie Kendall, Mike Kendall, Keith Kendall, Richard Ragsdale, Brett Ragsdale and Ty Ragsdale. Honorary pallbearers will be Trey Phipps, Bruce Ragsdale, J.T. Ragsdale, Chase Mayfield and Parker Kendall.
He was born Feb. 4, 1947, in the Shawtown community, son of the late Luther and Marie (Flippen) Kendall. He married the former Judy Edmiston June 2, 1989. She survives. He had worked with his family in the former Kendall Orchard Co. and then became the owner and operator, along with Keith Kendall and Roy Albright, of Ted Kendall Timber Co., until February 2008, when a tragic accident left him permanently blind. He was a member of New Hope Road Church of Christ in Hendersonville and had been a member of Mt. Zion Church of Christ and of Main Street Church of Christ in Troy. He had also played men’s league basketball for many years.
He is also survived by his daughter, Katie Marie Kendall of Nashville; his son and daughter-in-law, Jay and LeAnna Fox of Obion; two sisters and his brother-in-law, Betty and Bill Brewer of Shawtown and Jan Ragsdale of the Crystal community; his brother, Glen Kendall of Reelfoot Lake; four grandchildren, Jaylan Fox, Garan Fox, John Blakley and Jayce Autry, all of Obion; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ada Lou Kendall and Sam and Karen Edmiston, all of Union City, Patsy Kendall of Shawtown and Jane and Steve Lanham of Obion; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jerry Kendall and Donnie Kendall.
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