May 24, 1937 – January 7, 2019
Charles N. Kendall ’63 passed away at his home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Jan. 7, 2019. He was born in Madison on May 24, 1937.
Dr. Kendall graduated from Madison College Academy and studied premed at Madison College (1954-1957). He attended George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, before entering medical school. He completed an internship at Porter Memorial Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and a radiology residency at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
Lt. Commander Kendall joined the U.S. Navy on Jan. 3, 1967, at Naval Air Station Pensacola. He entered both Flight and Flight Surgeon Schools. During his service he earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. After being honorably discharged in 1969, he served in the U.S. Naval Reserve for an additional five years.
Dr. Kendall then began his private medical practice in California. Licensed to practice in six states and Washington, D.C., he worked in various locations, including Weed Army Hospital, Ft. Irwin, California; South Pittsburg Municipal Hospital, South Pittsburg, Tennessee; Wildwood Sanitarium, Wildwood, Georgia; Smyrna Medical Center, Smyrna, Tennessee; and Alvin C. York Medical Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Dr. Kendall was a lifelong member of the Adventist Church. He was also a member of the American Board of Radiology, the American Board of Nuclear Medicine, the VFW, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Dr. Kendall was preceded in death by his parents, Esther C. and Cyrus E. Kendall ’35; brothers, Robert ’67 and Douglas ’65; and his son, Glenn. He is survived by his wife, Claudia; son, Charles (Graciela Avila) Kendall, Jr.; two stepsons, Glenn M. Elrod and Paul B. Elrod Hixson; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
(Source: Friend of Dr. Kendall)