Kennedy, John Eddie (Decatur)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

John Eddie Kennedy, 63, of Decatur passed away Aug. 10, 2019. 

He was born in Athens, TN on Feb 25, 1956 to the late Clarence and Betsy Kennedy. He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator his whole life.

He was also preceded in death by sisters Bonnie Ricker, Martha Patterson and Becky Chandler; brothers Rick and Donnie Kennedy; and 1st wife Susie Kennedy.

Survivors include ex wife Linda Kennedy, of Cleveland; sons Rusty Kennedy and Dusty (Amy) Kennedy, all of Decatur; step son Charles Gee, of Cleveland; brothers Bud Kennedy, of Decatur, Doug Kennedy, of Ky; sisters Maxine Stokes, of Decatur, Mildred Borden, of Clarksville, Mary Ruth Kennedy, of Athens and Pat Kennedy, of Decatur; several grandkids including Austin and Sierra Kennedy, Jax Roberts and Khiya Conner; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home and burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery but the arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Bowers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kennedy family.


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