Amos J. Kennedy, son of the late Tony and Ina Weible Kennedy, was born in Fayetteville, Ark., on May 2, 1930, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Aug. 16, 2009, at the age of 79.
Mr. Kennedy had lived in Dexter since 1957. He was a member of the Sadler's Chapel Methodist Church near Dexter and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
On June 1, 1950, he was married to Sylva Shirley Camp in Roswell, N.M.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Kennedy of Dexter; two daughters, Patricia Sharp of St. Peters and Melanie Shake of Dexter; three sons, Michael and Ben Kennedy, both of Little Rock, Ark., and Terry Kennedy of Puxico; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Claude Kennedy of Van Buren; and one sister, Lois Smee of Jackson. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Bob Kennedy.
Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Rick Patterson of Kentucky and Rev. Andy Lambel of Bell City officiating.
Interment will be in the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.