John Marvin Kennedy
John Marvin Kennedy
  • April 27, 1932 - April 21, 2017
  • Lufkin, Texas

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Services for John Marvin Kennedy, 84, of Lufkin will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Philip Snead officiating. Entombment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Mr. Kennedy was born April 27, 1932 in Atlanta, Cass County, Texas and passed away April 21, 2017 at his residence. He was the son of the late Jessie Lou (Cannon) and Roy Kennedy, Sr.
Mr. Kennedy was a graduate of Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1952 and was a licensed funeral director for 57 and a half years. He was senior funeral director at Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home for 35 years. He proudly served as a Navy Corpsman from 1952 to 1954.
Survivors include wife of 16 ½ years, Jo Kennedy; daughter, Cheryl Hillin and husband, A.J.; daughter, Connie Masters and husband, Gil; son, Dane Sullivan and wife, Kelly; son, Todd Sullivan and wife, Christi; grandchildren, Matt Moseley, Amanda Lasiter, Andrew Hillin, Lori Todd, Tarah Mangum, Ashly Scott, Cole Sullivan, Jack Cutter Sullivan, Michael Sullivan; numerous great-grandchildren; and by his canine children, Charlie and Gloria.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Kennedy; daughter, Mona Runnels; 3 brothers and granddaughter, Shelbie Cantrell.
Pallbearers are A. J. Hillin, Gil Masters, Dane Sullivan, Todd Sullivan, Matt Moseley and Cole Sullivan.
Honorary pallbearers are Robert Smiley, John Thompson, Dr. Thomas Snead, Bill Linton, Jim Masters and Bill Swearingen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Affinity Hospice, 4000 S. Medford, Dr., Ste 9 W, Lufkin, TX 75901 or Humane Society of Angelina County, Winnie Berry Humane Society, 1102 N. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, TX 75904.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at Gipson Funeral Home.
Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home, Oakley-Metcalf Funeral Home, and James P. Hunter, III.