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Kenneth Lee Kennedy

January 22, 1947 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Kenneth Lee Kennedy Obituary

Kenneth Lee Kennedy, age 76, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at his home. He was born on January 22, 1947, in Oneida, TN. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Cordelia Kennedy Lowe and father, John Riley “J.R.” Chambers; stepfather, Luke Lowe; grandparents, Virgil and Rebecca Bowling Kennedy and Joe and Laura Collins Chambers; sister, Bessie Kay Lowe; mother of his children, Joan Byrd Kennedy Sexton; son-in-law, Donald “Donnie” Ellis; and brothers-in-law, Donald Ford and Clifton Ward.

Kenneth is survived by his son, Kendall Lee Kennedy and partner Warren Cates of Lafayette, GA; daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Ellis of Oneida; grandchildren, Donald “D.J.” Ellis and Amanda Ellis, both of Oneida; special granddaughter, Kendra Ellison; sisters, Lillian Ward of Jacksboro, Virgie Ford of Norma; brother, Jerry Lowe of Chatsworth, GA; many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Graveside service will be on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the Smokey Creek Cemetery in the Smokey community with Bro. Carlie Duncan officiating. Music will be provided by the Mason Family. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Waylon and Bentley Ford.

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