James H. Kennedy, 88, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born in Sample, KY on October 23, 1934 to the late Kirby and Versie Board Kennedy. James was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum. He enjoyed singing karaoke, racing, and dancing to his favorite country songs. James loved working his small farm, raising tobacco and a huge garden. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kirby and Versie Kennedy; step mother, Mary Belle Kennedy; wife, Thelma Kennedy, infant son, James Wade Kennedy; brother, Bevin Kennedy; sister, Alma Louise Judd.
James is survived by his children, Thelma Jean (Thomas) Allen, Violet (Steven) Haycraft, James M. Kennedy, Robert Earl (Amanda) Kennedy And Mary Lou (Nathan Stanton) Brake; grandchildren, Samuel, Casey, Justin, Dylan, Derrick, Gavin, Dakota, Brayden, Cheyenne, Andria, Jacob, Julia, Jasmine, Stephanie, Mallory, Melissa, James, Josh and Sierra; 23 great grandchildren; sister, Francis Swicegood; sister-in-law, Lottie Kennedy.
Services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville Chapel with burial following in Kennedy Eagan Family Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 10 am until service time.
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