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It took only 25 minutes for a Montgomery County jury to convict a 32-year-old man for a home invasion that left the homeowner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The crime happened April 8, 2013More >>
It took only 25 minutes for a Montgomery County jury to convict a 32-year-old man for a home invasion that left the homeowner suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.More >>
Jay and his wife Suzette were married on Veterans Day almost nine years ago.
"We got married on Veterans. He so loved the service that it's just so ironic and so sad that this is day that we are saying goodbye to him," Suzette said.
Together the Kendalls opened J&S Karaoke in Cullman, a family-friendly place known for its gospel Sundays and for collecting donations for good causes.
"I want us all to remember him, I want us to all honor him every time we walk through those doors," Suzette said.
Jay was also known as the postmaster in Vinemont. And to anyone who played baseball in the area, he was a longtime umpire at Cullman's Heritage Park.
"But I will see you, Jay, when I'm rounding third, I know you will be hovering there at home with your eyes glued on the plate, arm at the ready, vocal chords prime to bark my final call," Lisa Mailee, Kendall's sister-in-law, said.
Together the Kendalls had five children and five grandchildren. On this Memorial Day, it's clear Jay Kendall's legacy lives on in those who knew and loved him.
"All we can do is remember who he was and how happy he made everyone, with his generosity, his craziness, his dancing and singing, his love and caringness," Kendall's stepdaughter Ashley Weissend said.
The wreck that took Kendall's life is still under investigation. Troopers have said the driver of the car was using an electronic device at the time. Possible charges are still pending.