Kendall Graham Williams Sr.

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Kendall Graham Williams Sr.
Flagler Beach

Kendall Graham Williams Sr. was born on August 11, 1933 in Providence, R.I. and died on June 19, 2023 in Flagler Beach, FL. He is survived by his youngest brother, Thomas F. Williams, Sister-in-Law, Eileen Kahrs-Wires, Daughter, Anita A. Williams, Son, Kendall G. Williams Jr, two granddaughters, Samantha and Victoria Parker and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kendall was a man that people would write books about, but his humbleness to stay in the shadows of our nations triumphs and frustrations led to his greatest strength, to quietly encourage others to live for something greater than themselves.

His zeal for life started just after his 18th birthday when he joined the US Air Force and deployed to Korea to support the US’s involvement in the Korean War as a USAF pilot. He completed military training and education and served honorably while attached to the US Embassy Japan, US Embassy England, and with other government agencies in Laos, Africa and other places around the world between 1950 and 1961.

After government work, he worked security for Eastern Airlines in Miami, FL throughout the 60s and 70s. In the 1980’s, after the airline folded, he founded his own private airline business with his wife, who was also a pilot.

During his years of retirement, Kendall relocated to Flagler Beach, Fl where he worked steadily for 31 years at the Flagler Beach Fishing Pier. He was the longest and oldest city employee at age 89 and was known to regale those around him with his little boy wit and mischievous redhead notions.

Kendall’s greatest love was for family.

Kendall’s greatest love was for family. He loved his wife, Ellen Kahrs Williams, dearly for 52 years until her passing on June 20, 2019. He continued on proudly but was overcome by bouts of cancer to which he had beaten three times in just as many years.

There will be no funeral service for Veteran Kendall Williams as per his wishes. His family will celebrate his life privately with friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to support the VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8696 in Palm Coast, FL. where he would go every Sunday afternoon. You can also support through their website at


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