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Billy Kennedy 1937 - 2011

Mr. Billy Hudson Kennedy

Mr. Billy Hudson Kennedy

Mr. Billy Hudson Kennedy, age 74, Cottonwood, Arizona, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011 at Red Rock Care and Rehabilitation Center, Cottonwood, AZ.

Mr. Kennedy was born in Bristol, Virginia and was a son of the late Hudson & Mildred Louise Hill Kennedy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Kennedy was also preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bernell Cox Kennedy.

He was a member of Black Oak Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN and served as a Deacon. Before moving to Arizona, he was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church where he also served as Deacon.

Mr. Kennedy was a Machinist for Raytheon Corp. in Bristol, TN and Sunbeam Electronics in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was a Machinist Foreman for Y-12 Plant, Lockheed-Martin in Oak Ridge, TN and Copier Service Technician for Xerox Corp.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, golf and travel.

Survivors include his wife, Sara J. Brooks Kennedy, Cottonwood, AZ; a son, Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Colonel, (USAF Ret.) and his wife, Jana L. Kennedy, Brentwood, TN; siblings, C. David Kennedy and wife, Patricia Kennedy, Kingsport, Nancy Kennedy Blacklock and her husband, Ron Blacklock, Bristol, VA; grandchildren, Jennifer L. Lazarowicz, M.D. and her husband, Michael P. Lazarowicz, M.D., Gainesville, FL, Jonathan A. Kennedy and his wife, Amelia A. Kennedy, Nashville, TN; great-grandson, Noah Michael Lazarowicz, Gainesville, FL.

Funeral services will be conducted 3:00 pm Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Thompson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-3:00 pm Sunday prior to the service. Interment services will follow at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandson and other family members.

Memorial donations may be made to Mohammad Ali Parkinson Center, 240 W. Thomas Rd. Suite 301, Phoenix, Arizona 85013.

Information provided by survivors.

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