Mr. Kennedy died of natural causes at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Trigg County Hospital.
He was born October 31, 1929 in Trigg County to the late John A. and Harvey Amos Mitchell Kennedy.
Mr. Kennedy was a member of Rocky Ridge Baptist Church. He was a United States Navy Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Kennedy was retired from TVA where he worked as a pipefitter. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, Plumber & Pipefitters Local No. 572.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Kennedy; and two sons, Doug and Leroy Kennedy.
He is survived by his wife, Ava Hutchison Kennedy of Cadiz; one brother, Buddy Kennedy of Grand Rivers; five sisters, Marie Francis of Cadiz, Mary Smalley of Paducah, Velva Yeomans of Paducah, Norma Cotton of Lamasco and Faye Fox of Cadiz; two sons, Stewart Kennedy of Hopkinsville and Stanley Kennedy of Jacksonville, Fla.;
two daughters, Lisa Roberts (and husband Robin) of Cadiz and Cherie Sherrill of Crofton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ray Cotton, Gerald Cotton, Larry Francis, Kevin Fox, Mike Smalley and Billy Fox. Music was provided by Sheila Lancaster, vocalist, and Deana Porterfield, vocalist.