Jack M. McKendree Sr.


Jack M. McKendree Sr.

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Jack M. McKendree Sr.

Jack M. McKendree Sr., 86, a longtime resident of Yulee, Fla., passed away peacefully Dec. 31, 2020, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau in Fernandina Beach.

Mr. Jack, born March 24, 1934, in Yulee, was the youngest of nine siblings to the late Crawford A. Sr. and Clemmie C. McKendree. He resided in the Yulee area and graduated from the Yulee school system in 1952. Mr. Jack joined the U.S. Army in July 1954 and was stationed at Fort Eustis, Va., serving in an active duty capacity until June 1956. In 1957, Mr. Jack was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, resulting in a lifelong career serving Nassau and Duval counties for 32 years. He retired in March 1989. 

Mr. Jack was a very active and longtime member of Blackrock Baptist Church, where he served in multiple capacities, most noteworthy as the young adult’s Sunday school teacher and the service’s song director.

He was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Mr. Jack leaves behind his wife, Betty S. McKendree of Yulee; three sons, Jack M. McKendree Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., Daniel (Tina) L. McKendree of Fernandina Beach and Tony (Tammy) L. McKendree of Yulee; one grandson, Joshua D. McKendree of Yulee; one granddaughter, Ashleigh N. McKendree of Yulee; one great-granddaughter, Charleigh J. Anderson of Yulee; and numerous nieces and nephews. His grandson, Christopher L. McKendree, preceded him in death Nov. 12, 2017, at the age of 35. 

Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Blackrock Baptist Church.

His family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.

He will be laid to rest in Hughes Cemetery in Yulee.

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Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors