Robert Paul Kennedy, age 75, of Ellenboro, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014.
Born April 24, 1939 in Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Paul M. Kennedy & Ollie Grant Kennedy. Robert was a veteran of the US Army & was a lifetime member of Mt. Harmony Baptist Church. He owned & operated a rug mill for many years & worked in textiles as an equipment repair technician. He also was a certified welder & machinist. Robert enjoyed working on tractors & spending time with his grandkids.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Fern Beaty Kennedy & daughter, Kimberly Ann Kennedy.
Survivors include 1 daughter, Amy Jennings & husband, Doug; son, Alan Kennedy & wife, Nichole all of Ellenboro; 2 grandsons, Brandon Jennings & Jace Kennedy; granddaughter, Emily Jennings; 2 sisters, Melba Horn & Nancy Walker both of Ellenboro.
Funeral services were conducted at Mt. Harmony Baptist Church with Reverend Eugene Passmore & Reverend Michael Sepaugh officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with military honors being accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.