David Charles KendrickJuly 25, 1939 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 78)
David Charles Kendrick, 78, of Lyons, died April 19, 2018 at his residence. He was born July 25, 1939 in Bellville, KS, the son of William “Bill” and Ellen (Chacey) Kendrick. He graduated from Clay Center High School with the class of 1957. David has resided in Lyons since 1971, formerly of Clay Center, KS. He was the water foreman for the City of Clay Center from 1961-1971, and from 1971-2014 he was the superintendent of utilities for the City of Lyons. David was a past president of the Kansas Section American Water Works Association; served 40 years on the Lyons Fire Department; and was a member of the Sterling American Legion. He served in the United States Air Force from July 2, 1957 until June 2, 1961, attaining the rank of Airman 3rd class. On October 11, 1968, David was united in marriage with Mary Gier in Clay Center, KS. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his two sons, John David Kendrick of Clay Center, KS, and Cris and Liz Kendrick of Garden City, KS; two daughters, Danetta and Will Rice of Ainsworth, NE, and Lynette Kendrick of Pilsen, KS; sister, Sharon and Don Aldridge of Wichita; ten grandchildren, Chalyssa, Jessica and Phil, Derrick, Jhordynn and Dylan, Christopher, Kieron, Alexius, Rylee, Aubree, and Kelby; six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Jerry Kendrick. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, April 28, 2018 at First United Methodist Church, Lyons with military honors by United States Air Force. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Friday, April 27, 2018 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons with family present. In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Bell & Star Fund or Lyons Fire Department Scholarship Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.