Aaron KennedyFebruary 14, 1932 ~ June 22, 2017 (age 85)
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Aaron Kennedy Sr., 85 of Decatur will be 11:00 AM, Friday at Macedonia C.P. Church in America with the Reverend Herbert Cartwright Jr. officiating and inhumation to follow in Decatur City Cemetery. The body will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral. Public viewing will be Wednesday from 2-7 and Thursday from 10-7 at Reynolds Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-7 at the funeral home.
Aaron was born on February 14, 1932 in Morgan County to the late Dave and Lillie Mae Bryant Kennedy. He departed this life on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Parkway Campus of Decatur Morgan Hospital.
He attended Morgan County Training School. Aaron began a long career with Fruehauf Corporation where he was recognized for more than 25 years of loyal and conscientious service until his retirement in 1990. Aaron enjoyed fishing, gardening, building and repairing various projects. He took pleasure in generously sharing the fruits of his labor with others. He loved family gatherings and reunions, where he not only knowledgeably recalled family history, but also took delight in sharing photographs and playing many pranks on family and friends.
Aaron confessed hope in Christ and was baptized at an early age in a location along the Tennessee River. He was the youngest of four children born to the union of Dave and Lillie Mae Bryant Kennedy.
He married Dorothy Jean Bailey on August 17, 1953, and to this union four children were born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Early and Jimmie D (Jesse) Kennedy and his sister, Lula Mae Kennedy Bailey. Also preceding him in death were seven brothers and one sister.
He leaves to cherish his memory: four children, Diane (Donnie) Aldridge, Aaron Jr. (Christine) Kennedy, Lisa (Robert) Jackson and Karen (Mark Davis) Kennedy; grandsons, Colby (Kim) Jackson, Lewis Jackson, Kevin Jackson, Jamal Kennedy and Austin Davis; granddaughters, Kyeonna (Dale) Barrett, Keisha Hutton, Victoria (Shawnta), Vanessa Kennedy, Erica Davis and Chelsea Davis; and a host of great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends that will miss him tremendously.