McConnell Funeral Home

137 North Main Street, Greenwood, AR


Daniel Steven Kennedy

January 22, 1956May 13, 2020

Daniel Steven Kennedy, 64, of Mansfield believed that Jesus and duct tape could fix anything. He was born in Hope, Arkansas on January 22, 1956 and entered eternal life on May 13, 2020.

Daniel grew up as an Army brat and lived in many places. He graduated high school in Waynesville, Missouri, attended Henderson State University and graduated from Boyce Bible College.

Daniel enjoyed working “his” furnace at Davis Iron and Metal for almost 25 years. However, his real passion in life revolved around his devotion to God and his love for his family and friends at Fellowship Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother Patsy Jean Kennedy. His spirit lives on in his wife Linda; his children, Hope, Tember and Ethan; his eleven grandchildren; one great- grandchild; his father, Verdon Kennedy; brothers, Don and John Kennedy and his good friend, Gary Martin.

A private outdoor memorial service will be 11 a.m., Monday, May 18 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville. Arrangements are under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.


  • Mr. Kennedy is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Hope, Tember and Ethan; his eleven grandchildren; one great- grandchild; his father, Verdon Kennedy; brothers, Don and John Kennedy and his good friend, Gary Martin. He was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Jean Kennedy.

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  • Private Outdoor Memorial Service

    Monday, May 18, 2020


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Wesley Parr

May 24, 2020

Very sorry to learn of his passing. He married my wife and I 15 years ago. He was a good man.

Wesley and Linda Parr

Matthew Singer

May 17, 2020

The staff at the Greenwood Vet Clinic are very saddened over Daniels passing. He was one those clients whom everyone knew well and we knew who was on the phone just from his voice. He genuinely loved his pets always wanting what was best for them. We will miss him.


May 16, 2020

i knew Dan Kennedy in Waynesville High School. Both of us wore thick black frame glasses and coke bottled lenses and dark hair. How can I describe Dan except through his nickname of "Dangerous Dan."
We were both in sports together from cross country to wrestling. We were young, thin, wiry and " good looking." Dan was a force to be reckoned with because he had stamina and endurance of the Energized Bunny.
Dan had true grit as I saw him accomplished many difficult challenges in Cross Country as he passed smelly pig farms, wild dogs chasing us on country road and making it to the truck. If you missed the truck, then you walked the rest of the way to the High School.
In wrestling, I saw Dan drop a lot of weight to wrestle in in 119 to 105 lbs classes. We were not local high school legends who made or broke school records.
We were the the above average to average guys doing our best to make the teams. Which Dan did.
To capture Dan's determination in athletics and school , Dan showed he had an iron will and strength in him to succeed whether he was calm and or stubborn. He walked tall...and now he walks tall forever.

Amy Reather

May 16, 2020

I could always count on Daniel to greet me with a smile, handshake, and a “glad to see you”. He will truly be missed.

Natasha Fitzgerald

May 15, 2020

I loved walking into Church an seeing Daniel! He had such a kind heart! He would always say Hello Natasha! His smile would always make my bad days into happy Days! I’m so thankful that even though it was through church he was apart of my families life!! I loved his faithfulness To Christ! He was such a good man!!! He will be greatly missed!!

Lindsay Horne

May 15, 2020

Daniel was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. His passion for Jesus and sharing the Gospel was and is such an inspiration. He will be greatly missed.

Brenda Sharp

May 15, 2020

Daniel was a very kind person. Your family has my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. He will be dearly missed.

Kim Chaney

May 15, 2020

Daniel will truly be missed by all, we will miss his smiling face every Sunday morning.

Sabrina Swilling

May 14, 2020

Daniel will be greatly missed. Daniel loved the Lord and he loved the church. Everyone that knew him knew that about him as the Lord’s light did shine through him. Daniel was a hard working man even in the heat of the summer on the “furnace”. But he never let that stop him from ever entering the church every time the doors opened. Daniel, I know you are rejoicing now in heaven with Jesus with your new body. You will be missed but we look forward to seeing you again.

Lisa Smith

May 14, 2020

Daniel my friend,
You were always there with a smile on your face for the people you loved and our Church family you will be greatly missed by us all. We are keeping Linda and your family in our prayers.

Much love !


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