Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Obituary - Terry "Squeak" Kendrick

Terry "Squeak" Kendrick, 76, of Adrian, MO passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler, MO. 

Memorial Visitation will be on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM at Atkinson Funeral Home in Adrian, MO. A celebration of life will be held at 47 E Main St, Adrian, MO following the visitation. Private inurnment at Crescent Hill Cemetery in Adrian, MO.

Terry was born on September 21, 1946, to Claude and Marianna (Noel) Kendrick in Adrian, MO. Terry earned the nickname "Squeak" early in his construction career working with Don King Construction, which affectionately stuck with his family and friends. 

Terry was known for searching around town or waiting for treasures to be dropped off, but his true passion was Squeaks Little Party Shoppe, which he enjoyed for several years.

In his younger years, on a Saturday morning, you would find him on a boat fishing with Don. As his children grew up, when they heard the "pinky whistle" they knew it was a warning to get their act together. He gained another nickname "Poppy" when he was called that one day and responded with "don't call me a flower!", so the name stuck. 

His granddaughter, Amber, as an adult when given advice, liked to respond with "I'm grown, I do what I want," so when Terry had a health issue and advice was offered, he started using the same phrase and it is now our family motto. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents; brother, J.D. Kendrick; sister, Shirley Smith; and grandson, Tristan Kendrick. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Kendrick; son, Terry (Jessica) Kendrick II of Hoxie, AR; daughters: Teresa (Brad) Brooks of Amsterdam, MO; and Pam (Kevin) Medcalf of Drexel, MO; sister, Claudine (Glen) Hess of Adrian, MO; and grandchildren: Baylee Kendrick, Amber Kendrick, Blake Medcalf, Kayla Blakemore, Taylor Brooks, Brittany Hoover, Roger Foster, Stephanie and A.N.G.E.L.; and several great grandchildren!

Search news