Larry Joe KENNEDY
June 9, 1945 – February 24, 2018
Larry Joe Kennedy, age 72, of Forest Park, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2018, He was originally from Augusta GA and moved to Forest Park in the 1969 and he work for Kroger Distribution Center and a Teamsters Union Stewart for 30 years and retired June 2008.
He proudly and honorably served our country in the U.S. Army from 1962 – 1965. While in the Army he served in the 7th Calvary division spending time in Korea and Vietnam. He was known to most at the time as the ammo kid. He was also the President of San Francisco 6th Army Guard where he played football and was on Burial Detail for deceased fellow service personnel.
He also coached many baseball softball and football teams for men women and youth thru out his life touching many people in so many different ways. His love for people was undeniable was of his greatest attributes than many people has a chance to witness.
He is predeceased in death by his parents, Thomas and Evie Kennedy; wife; Jean O. Morgan Kennedy; brother, Earl Kennedy and sister, Janie Hughes.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Jean, whom he met Jean at Red Wing Roller Rink and they married in 1968. She was truly the love of his life
He was a loving father to his son and daughter in-Law, Glenn and Melissa Kennedy; daughter and son-in-law, Julie Kennedy and Brian Yarber; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and a loving brother to his brother, James Kennedy; sisters, Barbara Reese, Jean Hammett, Angie Hathaway; and a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and a host of other family members.
He was affiliated with Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church in Augusta GA.
His Family will receive friends on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Tara Garden Chapel – 681 North Avenue – Jonesboro, GA 30236. (770) 471-7171 and also on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Elliott Son Funeral Home – 2524 Lumpkin Road – Augusta, GA 30906. (706) 793-0123.
Burial with Military Honors will also be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Hillcrest Memorial Park – 2700 Deans Bridge Road – Augusta, GA 30906. (706) 790-1185.
- Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, March 4, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, March 4, 2018
Larry Joe KENNEDY
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March 3, 2018
although I never got to no larry well until we started having the family reunions. and larry seem to realy enjoy the time spent with family. my prayers are with the family. RICKY & JUDY WINTER.
March 2, 2018
I don’t know where to start Larry and I have so many good memories. He is well loved by me and his family . He will be missed and nobody can take his place. I know he’s in heaven with his wife and other family members that have passed on.
WILBUR AND KATHY THIGPEN
March 1, 2018
WE WERE NOT JUST FRIENDS WITH JEAN AND LARRY, THEY WERE FAMILY TO US. LARRY AND WILBUR WERE BEST FRIENDS AND JEAN AND I WERE BEST FRIENDS...WE ALL WERE AT THE SKATING RINK ON GORDON HWY. THE NIGHT WE ALL MET EACH OTHER. DON'T LET ANYONE TELL YOU THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, I SAW IT PERSONALLY BLOW UP LIKE AN ATOM BOMB. LARRY JOE KENNEDY SAW JEAN MORGAN AND HIS EYES ROLLED OUT OF HIS HEAD, HIS HEART WAS BEATING SO HARD THAT HIS CHEST WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN, HE WAS SHAKING ALL OVER, AND HE LOOKED AT HER AND SAID " MY NAME IS LARRY KENNEDY" SHE LOOKED OVER AT HIM WITH THAT ARROGANT LOOK SEE COULD GIVE YOU, AND QUIETLY SAID "SO" ....YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY. HE MUST HAVE SHOWN HER "SO" BECAUSE THEY DID FALL IN LOVE THAT VERY NIGHT. LARRY WAS A WONDERFUL FATHER AS WELL AS HUSBAND. HE ALWAYS PUT HIS GOD AND HIS FAMILY FIRST. HE WAS A MAN YOU COULD ALWAYS DEPEND ON FOR ANYTHING. HIS WORD WAS WORTH GOLD. HE AND WILBUR DID GET THEMSELVES INTO A FEW SCRAPES EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT SOMEHOW WITH THEIR WIVES HELP MADE IT THROUGH. LIKE THE TIME THEY TOOK US ALL CAMPING WHEN GLENN AND SHANNON WERE NEWBORNS ( ONLY 3 WEEKS APART) UP AT CLARK HILL. OUR TENT WAS LEAKING BUT WE DIDN'T KNOW IT UNTIL THE WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING. WHAT WE FOUND WAS OUR BABIES ALMOST FLOATING IN THEIR PORT-A-CRIB THEY WERE SHARING, BECAUSE THE LEAK WAS RIGHT ABOVE THEM. THEY NEVER MADE A SOUND TO LET US KNOW UNTIL THEY GOT TIRED OF PLAYING IN IT. BOY WE JUMPED UP AND JEAN GOT GLENN AND HAD HER THINGS PACKED AND READY TO GO BEFORE LARRY EVEN KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON. IT SURE WASN'T FUNNY BACK THEN BUT IT SOUNDS COMICAL TO US NOW. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF MEMORIES THESE TWO BOYS TO MEN HAVE THAT WE COULD FILL EVERYONE IN ON BUT MOST ARE BETTER LEFT UNTOLD AT THE PRESENT TIME. WE LOVE LARRY , JEAN, GLENN, AND JULIE, AND ALL OF THE KENNEDY FAMILY LIKE OUR OWN FAMILY. EVEN THOUGH WE DID NOT GET TO VISIT OFTEN WE ALWAYS KNEW THEY WERE JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
February 28, 2018
Larry was my first cousin on my Mother's side,(Kennedy). We all grew up together with visiting at each others home. At times we were in the same school. Families had big gatherings and lots of good food. His dad And my Mom were siblings, they enjoyed cooking together. We children would play outside as late as we could. Games of hide and seek, lie low sheep, kick the can, badminton or just plundering through the woods. Spooking each other. Larry was always joking and of course, his smiling. He and his brother , Jimmy were so close
They did everything together. My heart goes out to the family
I loved him and will miss him. I know he is even happier being with Jean and others. Larry was loved by so many. May you all find comfort in knowing he knew Jesus, our Saviour.
February 28, 2018
How do you say goodbye to a friend who's been with you for forty years. He always had my back and i had his. We laughed , joked, and told many stories but we also talked about our families. Larry for certain loved his family his beloved wife Jean who passed away eight years ago was the love of his life and every conversation me and larry had always came back to her. He loved his children Glenn and Julie and all his grandchildren and great grandchildren he talked about them all the time. As for me i will always have a hole in my heart and miss him. Rest in peace my friend to i see you again with Jean all my love Scott.