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Cecil “Bud” Kennedy

    Cecil “Bud” Junior Kennedy, 92, of Goshen, Virginia passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 in Staunton, Virginia.

He was born June 10, 1929 in Goshen, Virginia, the son of the late Cecil Vernon Kennedy and Sadie Virginia Jackson Kennedy.

Bud was employed as a funeral assistant for Craigsville Funeral Home for 11 years and also retired from WayneTex as an equipment operator.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean War as a corporal technician.

Bud was a member of Little River Presbyterian Church, as well as a loving husband and father, a hard worker, and a kind hearted friend.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean Colvin Kennedy; son, Lee Kennedy and wife Vickie of Craigsville; brother, Paul R. Kennedy; sister, Julia K. Alphin; and special friends, Vickie and Steve Knight, John Young, and John Smith.

Bud was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Thelma K. McLain, Hedie-Belle K. Fields, Mae K. Campbell; and a brother, Raymond E. Kennedy.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Craigsville Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Herring officiating and Rev. Linwood Wilkes assisting. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Steve Knight, Rodney Kennedy, JF Colvin, James Kennedy, Glen Alphin, Tinker Alphin, and Donnie Colvin.

The family will receive friends one hour before the service at Craigsville Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Presbyterian Church.

10 Comments

  1. Teresa Y Spray

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Laura Burke
    Stacie Burke

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  2. Teresa Y Spray

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Laura Burke
    Stacie Burke

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  3. Steve and Vicky Smiley

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sorry for your loss.

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  4. Vickie Kennedy

    I LOVED. Y FATHER-IN-LAW, He and I were simple Country People! RIP Love Vickie

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  5. Barbara Freeman

    My deepest sympathies. Mr. Kennedy and my father, Albert Campbell joined the Army together. I know, like daddy, he will be missed.

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  6. Karen Strickler

    Bud surely missed best man I ever knowed kind thoughtful of others great workerer and friend from the generation were men were men fly hi with angels Bud

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  7. SANDRA M HARLOW

    Our deepest sympathy Betty, Lee, and Vickie. The last time I spoke with uncle Bud was when Mem passed away. I truly enjoyed talking with him that day. May the good Lord comfort each and everyone of you, during this difficult time. With love and prayers Von and Charlie

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  8. SANDRA M HARLOW

    Our deepest sympathy Betty, Lee and Vickie. The last time I spoke with uncle Bud was at Mems funeral. I really enjoyed talking with him that day. May the Lord comfort each and everyone of you. With love and prayers Von and Charlie

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  9. Randall Davis

    Bud will always be remembered as a key player in my life when I began my career in funeral service. Rest in peace, old friend.

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  10. Robin Herring

    Lee & Vickie, so sorry for the loss of Bud. You are in my thoughts & prayers. God bless you.

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