Thomas S. Kennedy, Jr

Thomas S. Kennedy, Jr

Birth
Death 2 Jul 1990 (aged 63)
Burial Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 27417807 · View Source
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Kennedy, Thomas S., Jr.

Abt 1928 - Jul 2, 1990

#1 Pensacola News Journal, Wed., July 4, 1990

Thomas S. Kennedy, Jr., 63, of Pensacola, died Monday afternoon in a local hospital.

Mr. Kennedy was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. He was a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, was a past president of the Pensacola Jaycees and was very active in many other civic clubs.

Survivors include: his wife, Nell Morris Kennedy of Pensacola; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas S. Kennedy, III and Sheryl of Pensacola; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Bruce Abbey of Newbury Port, Mass.; two daughters, Carey Morris Kennedy of Anderson, S. C., Diane Lenore Kennedy of Pensacola; his mother, Frankie J. Kennedy of Pensacola; a brother Stephen R. Mallory Kennedy of Sarasota; a sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Richard Turner of Pensacola; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Bell officiating.

Mr. Kennedy will be placed in the church at 10 a.m.

Entombment will be in Bayview Memorial Park Mausoleum with Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel directing.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Active pallbearers will be: Lee Holliman, Lee Magaha, Carey Morris, Shea Morris, Reid Rushing, Robert Rushing, and Hill Turner.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Jim Aiken, Joe Bellan, Doug Bonifay, Warren Briggs, Paul Bruno, Jr., Joe Crona, Bill Gahlenbeck, Bobby Jarratt, Ernie Magaha, Don Rushing, Tommy Scarritt, Charles Scruggs and Joe Trammell.

#2 Mr. Kennedy, retired food broker, dies
Thomas S. Kennedy Jr. was like a ray of sunshine and gave what he had to those who had nothing, friends and family members recalled Tuesday.

Mr. Kennedy died Monday afternoon at West Florida Reginal Medical Center. He was 63.

Mr. Kennedy's son, Thomas, 39, said he remembers how his father gave away his candy after a Fiesta of Five Flags parade 30 years ago.

"My dad asked this guy if his children got to come to the parade, and the man said he had to work, " Thomas said. "So, my dad grabbed my bag of candy and handed it to the guy."

A native and lifelong resident of Pensacola, Mr. Kennedy was a retired food broker and co-owned the Seaside Shop on Pensacola Beach.

Mr. Kennedy was involved with the United Way, the March of Dimes, the American Cancer Society and other civic organizations. He also was a past president of the Pensacola Jaycees.

Circuit Court Clerk Ernie Magaha, who said he had known Mr. Kennedy for about 44 years, said he was like a "ray of sunshine." "He had a charisma about him," he said.

Joe Crona, who knew Mr. Kennedy for about 50 years, said, "There are just so many fond memories with football and the days at the YMCA. He was probably one of the highest quality people I ever knew."

Mr. Kennedy also is survived by his mother, Frankie J. Kennedy of Pensacola and his wife, Nell Morris Kennedy.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Bell officiating. Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas S. Kennedy, Jr (4 Apr 1927–2 Jul 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27417807, citing Bayview Memorial Park, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .