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James H. Kennedy

James H. Kennedy, 88, of Hawesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  He was born in Sample, KY on October 23, 1934 to the late Kirby and Versie Board Kennedy.

James was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum.  He enjoyed singing karaoke, racing, and dancing to his favorite country songs.  James loved working his small farm, raising tobacco and a huge garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kirby and Versie Kennedy; step mother, Mary Belle Kennedy; wife, Thelma Kennedy, infant son, James Wade Kennedy; brother, Bevin Kennedy; sister, Alma Louise Judd.

James is survived by his children, Thelma Jean (Thomas) Allen, Violet (Steven) Haycraft, James M. Kennedy, Robert Earl (Amanda) Kennedy And Mary Lou (Nathan Stanton) Brake; grandchildren, Samuel, Casey, Justin, Dylan, Derrick, Gavin, Dakota, Brayden, Cheyenne, Andria, Jacob, Julia, Jasmine, Stephanie, Mallory, Melissa, James, Josh and Sierra; 23 great grandchildren; sister, Francis Swicegood; sister-in-law, Lottie Kennedy.

Services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, April 28, 2023 at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville Chapel with burial following in Kennedy Eagan Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 10 am until service time.  Share your memories and condolences with his family at

1 Comment

  1. Nicole Batnes on May 2, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    I tried to call you today my friend and saw where your phone had been disconnected I had no idea that your time had come and you passed away I got the news later on today when I realized I could not get a hold of you you were such a good friend and I’m going to miss you I enjoyed going to the senior dances and dancing with you when I would go there with my mom and dad I enjoyed talking with you on the phone going out to eat and the many times that you’ve been there to help me when I needed it say hello to my stepdad for me I’m sure you’ve already seen him up there I’m going to miss you fly high with the angels

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