Roy Kennedy

Oct 18th, 1934 - Mar 28th, 2017


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Sat, Apr. 1st, 2017 1:30pm

Roy Kennedy

Marion-Roy L. Kennedy, 82, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Good Samaritan in Mt. Vernon. 

Roy was born on October 18, 1934 in Marion to Chester and Osa (Keele) Kennedy.  He married Rosemary Hodge on August 24, 1960 in Marion.  She preceded him in death on June 28, 2012.

Roy served in the U.S. Airforce.  He worked as a Union Painter for many years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Survivors include:

Son-David and Jody Kennedy of Marion

Grandchildren-Corey Kennedy and Kaci Kennedy

Sister-Twila Nance of Simpson

Roy participated in the upbringing and joy of multiple nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Harold Kennedy and sister, Hazel Lewis

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/17947 Rt. 37N/Johnston City.  Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

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2 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Michael O. King, Jr. and family

    From: ,

    Date: March 30, 2017

    I remember my great uncle fondly. I remember the visits to see him and Aunt Rose as a child. I remember the swinging door that led to the kitchen. As a small child, I thought it was the coolest thing because it reminded me of the saloons from the old westerns I watched with my mom. Uncle Sonny always was a kind and humorous man. He will be missed. All my love to David and his family. I feel for your loss.

  • Guest: Don Burnett

    From: ,

    Date: April 1, 2017

    He was one of the biggest heart man I knew. The world lost One in a Million. All my prayer go to David and his family.

    Don Burnett and Family