The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Obituaries

August 21, 2013

John Kennedy

— John L. Kennedy, 72, of Athens passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at home. Mr. Kennedy was born Aug. 14, 1941, in Limestone County to Paul Kennedy and Ethel Kelley Kennedy.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Tony Wales officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Kennedy was a member of Elkton Road Baptist Church. He retired from Sunbeam Bread Company and was a former employee of L&S Food Market.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ethel Kennedy; son, Richard Kennedy; and two brothers, Paul Edward Kennedy and Roger Bernard Kennedy.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Nell Venable Kennedy of Athens; daughter, Cathy Thrasher of Northport; son, Paul Kennedy of Athens; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Kennedy, Phillip Kennedy, Christopher Alan Kennedy, Kayla Thrasher and Laura Thrasher; brother, James Howard Kennedy and wife Mary Martha of Ardmore; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Venable Jr., Dennis Thrasher, Jimmy Kennedy, Dennis Hardy, Spence Miller and Shane LeCroix.

Sign the online guestbook at http://limestonechapel.com.

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