John W. Kennedy was killed in an accident in New Orleans, Louisiana, while working as a construction supervisor. He is survived by a son, Josiah Kennedy of New Hope, mother, Dorcas Laurine Gurley of Grant, a sister, Diane Bradshaw (Henry) of Orange Park, FL; a step-brother, Thomas Gurley (Donna) of Owens Cross Roads; a step-sister, Ann Hawkins (Donnie) of Owens Cross Roads, an adopted brother, Robert Tuten of Grant, an uncle, Ronald Cryer of Grant, and an aunt, Becky Rowe (Jerry) of Guntersville. John leaves behind his fiancee, Gale Cook and her son, Eric Cook and grandchildren as well as several great aunts, nieces, and nephews. He is also survived by his former wife, Kathy McCray Kennedy of Leesburg, GA; a step-son, Joshua McCray of Leesburg, GA; and a grandson, Tanner McCray also of Leesburg.
Preceding him in death is his father, Ted H. Kennedy; his brother Ted A. Kennedy; his step-father, John R. Gurley; his grandparents, Johnny and Flora Kennedy and Cleo Cryer, and Lucille Maples.
John’s employer and friend was Vice Construction of Mosspoint, MS, and was formerly employed by Morris-Shea Bridge Company and Berkel Construction.
Visitation will be Thursday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 11:00 am with Scotty Webb officiating.