KENDRICK, Jr., Nisbet "Neb" Nisbet Stovall Kendrick Jr., age 86, passed away August 10, 2014 at his home of 49 years in Dunwoody, Georgia. Neb was a graduate of North Georgia College (1949) and Emory University (1950). Neb served in the Army as a physicist at Sandia Air Force Base outside Albuquerque, New Mexico and continued service in the Army Reserve, retiring with the rank of Captain. Neb spent the majority of his career teaching physics and doing research at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After retiring from Georgia Tech in 1980, he worked at an Atlanta based technology firm developing the first hardware devices to enable communication between personal computers, and concluded his business career designing the interface hardware used in the first computer based paging system at Hartsfield International Airport. Neb was an active volunteer. He served for several years as Committee Chairman for Boy Scout Troop 83, as the District Commissioner for the Atlanta Area Counsel. He worked on the construction of homes for Habitat for Humanity and contributed hundreds of hours to the Chattahoochee Nature Center that awarded him a lifetime membership. Together with Nita, they sustained the historic Sharron Methodist Church near their home for many years. Neb is survived by Nita, his wife of sixty-three years, son Nisbet Stovall Kendrick III ("Ken") and his wife, Bambi; daughter, Debbie Kendrick Adkins and grandchildren, Harris Kendrick and his wife, Erin, Meredith Kendrick, Elizabeth Thompson and Bryan Adkins. Funeral service will be at Roswell Funeral Home on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at the National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Guests will be welcomed by the family at the Roswell Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 13, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 12, 2014