Joseph M. “Buck” Kendrick, age 88, died on July 20, 2021 at First Health Hospice House, Pinehurst.

Born on April 4, 1933 in Raleigh, N.C. Buck was the son of the late Joseph Marion and Mary Alford Kendrick Buck earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing after attending Cornell University, lona College, New Rochelle, NY, and St Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.

During his working days, he worked as a sales/marketing person in the electronics industry. He was Southeast Regional Manager for Dupont Electronics for 22 years, then took early retirement. He also served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Miller Kendrick, two sons Scott D. Kendrick of Maryland, and Kevin S. Kendrick of Connecticut. They have 5 grandchildren: Jorgen S., Ryan M. (wife Briana), Hannah S. Kendrick, Lexi and Austin Pearson.

Memorials to Buck may be directed to Hospice House, Pinehurst., NC.

Online condolences may be offered at

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Kendrick family.


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Joseph M. "Buck" Kendrick's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC

Memories Timeline


  1. Nancy and Family,
    I am so very sorry to learn the news about Buck’s passing. He was definitely one of my all time favorite people. I’m glad I was able to walk out to the car to speak with him the last time he and Nancy stopped by my office, to see his smiling face and hear his true Southern Gentleman voice. I will miss his proactive phone calls asking me about the potential upcoming tax issues, discussing our thoughts on the consequences and seeing him zip around town in the Eldorado. If there is anything I can do for you, please feel free to reach out and ask. Hugs and prayers for you all during this time.

  2. Nancy & Family-Our thoughts are with you on Buck’s passing. What a fine gentleman and a great business colleague over the years….Wonderful memories!

    Mike “How-zah” & BJ Houser
    Fenwick Island DE

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