John Michael Kender

Born: Wed., Nov. 8, 1939
Died: Sun., Jun. 2, 2013

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John Michael Kender born November 8, 1939 passed away at his home, Sunday, June 2, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Kender, a sister Joe Ann McGee, and son John Eugene Kender. John leaves his wife Joyce and three daughters: Terri Kender of Lexington, Kentucky; Sandy Gonzeles Martinez and Rafino of Conyers, Georgia, and Randy Sanchez and Sergio of Oxford, Georgia; Kitten Machuta, sister of Shepherd, Michigan, and brother Paul Kender and Jane of Sugar Hill, Georgia; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, plus nieces, nephews, and many friends. John was a member of the Lake Oconee Community Church, the Elks Lodge 2849, and the Lake Oconee Croquet Society. He was also an avid golfer and a volunteer. He was a realtor and broker and past president of the Lake Country Board of Realtors. He was a Lithographer by trade and a leading color expert in the field of printing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 8th at 4:00 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Community Church, 1097 Lake Oconee Parkway, Suite 203. David Key and Becky Matheny will officiate John''s service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta, Georgia 30067. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Herb & Jan Thurmond
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
Joyce, we are so sorry to learn of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Teresa Hunter Jones
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
Joyce and family, I will lift you all up in my prayers because John was truly a fine man who so many of us loved and enjoyed his friendship over the years and I know that each of you will greatly miss him each day but I truly know that he is in a heavenly place now with not a problem in the world, love and prayers to all Love Teresa and Ken Jones

Barbara Brand
   Posted Mon June 03, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all the family. Joyce he was such a kind,gentle,great man. Always had that smile and kind words. So many memories. I am so sorry. God has chosen a really wonderful man. Barbara Brand

   Posted Tue June 04, 2013

sandy gonzalez
   Posted Wed June 05, 2013
My father was a great man. I have learned so much from my dad. He had the upmost respect for people. He love being around people. My father believed in family. I miss you dad and I love you. Thank you. I could not have ask for aGP better father. Your the best Daddy.

Terri Kender
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
In memory of my dad, who I love and miss dearly. If I could write a story It would be the greatest ever told Of a kind and loving father Who had a heart of gold. If I could write a million pages I would still be unable to say, just how Much I love and miss him Every single day. I will remember all he taught me I'm hurt but won't be sad Because he'll send me down answers And he'll always be My Dad. Your loving daughter, Terri

Randy Kasprzyk
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Joyce I am very sorry about John.. You are in my prayers. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Just give me a call. Tnanks Randy

Gail Purdy
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
A beautiful,loving gentle-man.We only knew you for 2 weeks and our friendship grew to a love,we will miss you so much.Our thoughts and prays go out to darling Joyce and all your friends and family. Love Gail

David Purdy
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
In life you can count your real friends on one hand and you Dearest John is one of them. Our time was short but your kindness and thoughtfulness will stay with me forever. God now has a new angel and your light will shine forever. David Purdy

Sandra Rhodes
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
To the Kender family, so sorry for your loss.Please read the Promise made at "John 5:28,29".

Toni Morris
   Posted Thu June 06, 2013
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. John Kender was a loving man who was very smart and always had a sense of humor. He will be missed dearly. Love, Toni

Kiszey Mathis
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Dear Angel in the sky , I will always love you and miss you forever. The last moments we spent Together were wonderful and amazing. I want to say thank for the Loving support you gave to Trinity,Brandon and Myself. Grandpa John, you will always have a place in my heart. Love, your 1st grandaughther Kiszey

Chase Sanchez
   Posted Fri June 07, 2013
Dear Grandpa, You were the best grandfather and great grandfather to me. You helped me get through alot of rough times in my life.I learned so many things from you that helped me to be a better person. I know your looking down at me to see how I am doing but do not worry, I will make you proud. My favorite thing to do with you was to sit and talk about your life as a child. I will forever miss you grandpa and always have a place in my heart for you. Your great grandson and godson, P.S. Chase Michael Sanchez

Randa Sanchez
   Posted Sat June 08, 2013
Dad, Continuing the rest of my journey through life without you will be difficult. You always led the way for our family. As a young person, I did not value your time as I should have.You were just being a dad. Time has past and years later, I want you to know that it has been a privlege to have been your daughter. You were a great person and fulfilled my life with laughter, knowledge ,and most of all love. I want to thank you for the wonderful time we have shared. I want to thank you for keeping my mom so safe and taking good care of her all the years you were married. The foot prints you have left in life for myself and my sisters will be to big to step into, so I promise only to follow your path as I know it will lead me to the right direction in life. I am hurting because you are not here. I will always feel your presence. It surrounds me with strength to help give support to my mom and to my sisters.I will always have memories to share with your grandchildren and to your great grandchildren. I love you, your daughter Randy

Kathy Cashman
   Posted Mon June 10, 2013
My Uncle Johnny....quick witted & funny,sweet & caring, smart & handsome.... and he could carry a tune...loved my Uncle Johnny....he will be missed. Love Kathy

   Posted Thu June 13, 2013
Dear Joyce, I am so sorry for you loss. You will be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. God Bless You. Love, Mary Lou