Mr. Kennedy retired from Peabody Coal Company, where he had worked as an above-ground repairman. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Freeburg, IL. Kenny enjoyed playing music in a Christian band, and he was an avid car enthusiast.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert G. and Sammie C., nee Madden, Kennedy.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Barbara L., nee Krauss, Kennedy, whom he married on October 10, 1969;
a son and two daughters, Mike (Dawn) Kennedy of Freeburg, IL,
Jessica Perez of New Athens, IL,
and Justina Kennedy (Dusty LaGrange) of Belleville, IL;
seven grandchildren, Kaylee Kennedy, Jenna Kennedy,
Oceanna Kennedy (fiancé, Brian Wilson),
Tez Braggs, Tiffany Gipson,
Jack Perez, and Consuelo Perez;
two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Ivy Wilson;
two brothers, Lonnie (Dee) Kennedy of Robards, KY,
and Joe Kennedy of Freeburg, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial may be made to Faith Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2015, at Faith Baptist Church, 11 S. Alton St., Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 14, 2015, at Faith Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.