July 27, 1927 – March 7, 2021
Archie Kendall, 93, of DeQuincy, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at DeRidder Retirement and Rehabilitation Center. He was born to his late parents, Elmer and Virgil Kendall on July 27, 1927 in DeQuincy. He was a lifelong resident of DeQuincy, and loved the town he lived in and it's history. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He also managed Cash and Carry Grocery Store in Oakdale, before coming to the DeQuincy store as Manager for 20 years. Following his time at Cash and Carry, he then went to work for Lyons Lumber and Coal Co. as a sales rep for 20 years. In his spare time, he loved playing music and played in his younger years in clubs with his cousins, Harry Whatley and Rene Whatley.
He is survived by his niece, Linda Kendall Prudhomme; nephew, Frank Kendall, Jr. both of DeQuincy; two great nephews, David Kendall, Derek Kendall; and a great niece, Dana Kendall. He also leaves behind a host of family and friends.
Archie is preceded in death by his two brothers, Frank Kendall, Sr. and J.H. Kendall.
Services will be held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 11:00am, with Bro. Alvin Dale Smith officiating. Visitation will be at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Thursday, March 11, 2021, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Friday, from 9:00am until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Perkins Cemetery.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com. Services entrusted to Jordan and Amanda Mothershed of Hixson-Snider Funeral Home.
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March 14, 2021
Dear Linda and Frank,
We were so sorry to learn of Archie's passing and always enjoyed our sometimes visits with him while visiting my Mom in DeQuincy. On occasion he would entertain us by playing a song on his accordion or keyboard. Archie was quite an accomplished musician. He would also tell us stories about his time in the Army during the second world war. Archie and his brother Frank were truly part of the greatest generation, no doubt about it. With deepest sympathy, we offer our prayers for you during this time of sadness.
Aura and Mike