Bill Text: SC H4448 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Lieutenant Colonel James Bain Kendrick

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 79-43)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-11 - Introduced and adopted [H4448 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-H4448-Introduced.html


A HOUSE RESOLUTION

TO CONGRATULATE LIEUTENANT COLONEL JAMES BAIN "JIM" KENDRICK OF HORRY COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HIS ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HIM A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is delighted to learn that Lieutenant Colonel James Bain "Jim" Kendrick, admired for his kindness, generosity, intelligence, and faithfulness, will be honored at the Myrtle Beach Rotary to celebrate his centennial birthday on Monday, May 20, 2019; and

Whereas, born in Gastonia, North Carolina, on May 17, 1919, in the early part of the twentieth century, he has witnessed many remarkable social changes, technological advancements, and international conflicts that have spanned the globe from that time into the second decade of the twenty-first century; and

Whereas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Kendrick, Jim Kendrick graduated in 1936 from North Carolina's Albemarle High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from The Citadel in 1940; and

Whereas, he entered the United States Army in 1940 as a Second Lieutenant, and upon graduation from flight school, he served in the Army Air Corp, flying bombers during World War II and serving later in the United States Air Force. He was awarded the Air Medal, Pacific Campaign Medal, and American Campaign Medal, and he retired in 1968 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; and

Whereas, upon retirement, Mr. Kendrick moved to Myrtle Beach, where he became a real estate salesman, investor, and director of Stanly Hardware Company, and he served on the board of directors of Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, still serving today as director emeritus; and

Whereas, a faithful and long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach, he served on numerous committees and for many years as church treasurer; and

Whereas, committed to his community and his alma mater, Mr. Kendrick has been a member of such clubs as Dunes Golf and Beach Club, Rotary International, Air Force Association, Order of Daedalians, The Citadel Brigadier Club, and Horry County Citadel Club; and

Whereas, for many years, he enjoyed a walk along The Boulevard in Myrtle Beach every morning, and as an avid sports enthusiast, he attended many baseball, football, and basketball games, as well as such events as The Masters and Heritage golf tournaments; and

Whereas, he married his beloved wife, the late Geneve "Ninky" Sanders, on August 16, 1946, in Albemarle, North Carolina, and together they reared a dear daughter, Christine. Mr. Kendrick has been blessed with the affection of two adoring grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and

Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is pleased to honor Jim Kendrick, a devoted son of South Carolina at the joyous celebration of his one hundredth birthday, and the members join with his family and friends in congratulating him on reaching this extraordinary milestone. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Lieutenant Colonel James Bain "Jim" Kendrick of Horry County on the occasion of his one hundredth birthday, and wish him a joyous birthday celebration and many years of continued health and happiness.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to Lieutenant Colonel James Bain "Jim" Kendrick.

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