Gerald ìShortyî Kuykendall, 76, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, April 17, 2010, at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Lattie ìL.E.î and Louise Justice Kuydendall. He was a Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired after twenty years of service with the Henderson County School System. He was a member of Barker Heights Baptist Church, and loved to watch softball games at Jackson Park. He attended all Hendersonville Bearcat home games and when his health was good he went to the away games. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bobby and Harold Kuykendall; a sister, Shirley Kuykendall; and a nephew, Daryl Kuykendall.
Survivors include a brother, Lawrence Kuykendall and his wife Barbara of Hendersonville; two nieces, Barbara Grindstaff, Michelle Stepp; two nephews, Robert and Mike Kuykendall; and several great nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Mortuary. Rev. Eric Boone will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials may be made to Barker Heights Baptist Church, 215 Glover Street, Hendersonville, NC 28792.