Born in Scranton, SC, he was a son of the late Robert B. and Corrine Stone Kennedy. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he was a graduate of The University of South Carolina Law School, and practiced law in Camden for seven years. He was later the Senior V.P. and General Counsel for Laurens Glass. A member of First Presbyterian Church in Laurens, he was a former Rotarian and served on the board of Piedmont Technical College.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by: his sons, Robert “Rock” Kennedy and wife, Megan of Antioch, TN, John Grier Kennedy and wife Pamela of Monticello, FL, and Rev. Eric Kennedy and wife Lori of Ringgold, GA; sisters, Laura Stone, Vivian Hanna and husband Carroll, Hirfa Walker, and Lorraine McHargue and husband Lanny; grandchildren, Liam, Eliyahna, Grace, James and Ellie.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by: his siblings, Jack Kennedy, J.C. Kennedy, Don Kennedy, Paul Kennedy, Charles Kennedy, and Dot Coward.
Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Carol Byrd with a private family burial in Westview Memorial Park.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends in the church immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 400 West Main St., Laurens, SC 29360, or to The Robert R. Bell Center of the Blind, 1103 N. Harper St., Laurens, SC 29360.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.