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James Kennedy

December 30, 1919 — July 7, 2018

Born on December 30, 1919 Departed on July 7, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterMonday July 9, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation CenterTuesday July 10, 2018 1:00pm
James A. Kennedy

Born on December 30, 1919

Departed on July 7, 2018 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

Visitation: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Monday July 9, 2018 4:00pm to 8:00pmFuneral: Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center Tuesday July 10, 2018 1:00pm

James A. Kennedy, age 98 of Hendersonville, TN passed away July 7, 2018.
Born December 30, 1919 to the late William Edgar and Nova Brimm Kennedy and preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
Mr. Kennedy was raised in Castalian Springs, TN and was a Staff Sargent in the United States Army in World War II and a member of First Baptist Church in Hendersonville
Survived by sons, William "Billy" Kennedy, Hendersonville, TN and Thomas "Tommy" Kennedy (Terry) Gallatin, TN Grandchildren, Ryan Kennedy (Lindsey) and Thomas Christopher Kennedy and his Fiancee Brittany Cline, Great Grandchildren, Rowan and Abby.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday July 10, 2018 from Alexander Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Rev. Bobby Williams and Rev Sam Corley officiating. Burial in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation with the family will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday with Masonic Services at 6 p.m. and 12 Noon to services time on Tuesday.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 478 Craighead St., Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37204.
Special thanks to Amy J. Corso for her support and health care.

Online condolences may be submitted to

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 584 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, Tn in charge of arrangements. (615)502-0555. Obit line (615)502-0555

9 Comments Shayne A Ethridge July 9, 2018 at 12:02 am - Reply

Praying for family, I know he led a great life! Loved him dearly, I used to leave cans at my mailbox for him. Tommy and Billy, I love you guys, and I will see you Tuesday.

Alyce Sims July 9, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

Tommy, Billy and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dad (and my Uncle James). I know you are going to miss him dearly. He lived a great long life and was always as nice as he could be to me and my family. I’m sure you will always have fond memories locked away in your heart, just as you do your sweet mom. Prayers for peace and comfort as you lay him to rest. I hope to see you soon. Hugs and Love, cousin Alyce

Shawn Cassada July 9, 2018 at 1:36 am - Reply

My prayers are with you , Uncle James will be missed . He was such a character!!! Always had something funny to say . He is in a better place reunited with loved ones gone on. You will always have the memories until you meet again !! RIP Uncle James !!!!!

Pam and Gary Tucker July 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

Sending our sincere condolences, we regret the loss of your dad Billy, Tommy, and family. May God comfort your hearts during your lifetime memories.
Please know that you are all in our prayers and thoughts.

Pam and Gary Tucker

Peggy Guthrie Footitt July 9, 2018 at 9:42 pm - Reply

Tommy and Billy so sorry to hear about your dad he was a good fella!! And a part of my youth . I can remember many days wandering from my dads shop over to your dads shop , just watching them their work and wishing for a nickel from them to take to Freeds for candy ! Sorry I can't make it to the service , know that you are in my thoughts and my heart

Allen Dexter July 10, 2018 at 2:01 am - Reply

Dear friend and good neighbor, you will be greatly missed.

Ilene Cowden July 10, 2018 at 6:40 pm - Reply

I know my husband Dr. Charles Cowden, would be there if he were living. He thought so much of Mr. Kennedy and never missed an opportunity at church to talk with him.
Prayers for comfort for the family.

Janice Huffman July 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm - Reply

I'm sorry for your loss Billy and Tommy. Uncle James was kind hearted and soft spoken. Immensely talented in restoring furniture. Sending love your way, Cousin Janice Gresham-Huffman.

Lana Kay Nelson July 17, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

My sincere prayers and condolences to the whole family and all those who loved him. I didn’t know James well, but the little I did he was a kind, fun-loving, funny and great person – someone who you could cherish being around. I only met James once when he came to New Orleans with Joseph ’em to see his sister, Mildred (she also passed of Alzheimers on January 25, 2018) and Warren Adams (June 4, 2018). He did seem a little quite though, maybe because he wasn’t able to get a word in. I know my Mother would have loved too been able to meet him and get some of her antique furniture restored. I know he will be truly missed. May God carry his family through this rough time. Remember he is in a better place, gone – but not forgotten.

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