Dr. George Swor Kendrick died peacefully in his sleep on January 26, 2022, at age 95. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lilbern Aston and Frances Elizabeth (Swor) Kendrick, brother Lilbern Aston “Bud” Kendrick, Jr., wife of 55 years Jane (Haywood) Kendrick, and grandson Kristopher George Kendrick. He is survived by his son Keith Swor Kendrick and wife Maureen (Cronin) of San Diego, CA, daughter Karen Lynn Holly and husband Benjamin Henry “Hank” Holly of Dallas, TX, son Kenneth George Kendrick of Durango, CO, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. George Kendrick was born in Dallas, TX, and was reared in Plano, TX and Mt. Pleasant, TX. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant Senior High School and was the first student to qualify to go to state finals in track. Like his fa- ther before him, upon graduation, he volunteered and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1944. After returning home, he met his future wife, Jane Haywood, in 1948 while attending East Texas State College. They married on August 18, 1951. George went to the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, graduating in 1953. He entered Northwestern University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Chicago in September 1953 for his special- ty in orthodontia. After graduating in 1955, George and Jane moved to Dallas. George had a successful private practice in orthodontics in Dallas for 32 years while pursuing his passion for teaching and research. He served as an Associate Professor at Baylor University College of Dentistry for 20 years before Adjunct Professorships at Navarro College in Waxahachie and Texas A&M – Commerce. He retired from teaching in 2012 at age 85. He published numerous research papers in human anatomy focus- ing on the human neck and skull. He presented his research and conducted seminars throughout the United States and at Oxford University, The University of London, and The University of Bonn. He was the Chairman of the Council of Scientific Affairs for the American Association of Orthodontics for six years. In 1972, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health, London. He was a contributing editor of the 28th and 30th American editions of Gray’s Anatomy. He enjoyed traveling with his family in Europe and summer and winter vacations in Estes Park, Colorado. He and his wife Jane collected Early American antiques, and at one time, had one of the largest private collections in the United States of Early American pewter. A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 pm at Mt Carmel Cemetery in Wolfe City, TX. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the Department of Biology at Texas A&M –
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