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Gerald Kennedy

July 22, 1940 — April 17, 2019

Gerald Kennedy

Gerald Wayne Kennedy 78, of Mexia passed away April 17, 2019. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Blair-Stubbs Chapel with Rev. James Thomasee officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Titus Kennedy, Juston Rogers, Brad Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, John Ellis, II, John Ellis, III, Manuel Perez, Jacob Rogers and Ethen Kennedy will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation with the family will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Gerald was born July 22, 1940 in Gladewater, Texas to Ray C. and Lucille Sanders Kennedy. He married his lifelong partner, Laverne Reagan, on May 18, 1958 in Houston, Texas; they were blessed with four children, Steve, Wayne, Sheila and Janet. Gerald worked for Gulf Coast Refineries for fifteen years, prior to becoming a truck driver, which eventually led him to Mexia and working for Mobley Trucking, Inc.

Gerald cherished time with his family, especially, the grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a hard worker and willing to do whatever it took to provide for his family. He loved going on family vacations and taking day trips; he just enjoyed driving. Other favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, puzzles and, as a young man, playing the guitar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steve Kennedy; four brothers; and five sisters.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Laverne Kennedy; children, Wayne Kennedy and wife, Marlene, Sheila Wills and husband, Patrick and Janet Kennedy; 13 grandchildren, Titus, Ethen and Miranda Kennedy, Juston, Joshua, and Jacob Rogers, Amber, Brad, Scott and Heather Kennedy and Hannah and Racheal Perez and Rebekah Dabney; 21 great grandchildren; brother, Donnie Kennedy and wife, Ruth; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Service Details.

Visitation


When: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

Service


When: Saturday, April 20th, 2019 3:00pm
Location: Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home
Address: 605 S. McKinney St MEXIA, TX 76667

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