Allen Wayne Kennedy

Published 10:30 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Allen Wayne Kennedy, 66, of Columbus passed away June 30, 2013.

Born in Statesville, N.C. he was the son of the late Gladys and Samuel Kennedy.

An Army veteran, he retired from the US Postal Service after 42 years.

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Mr. Kennedy was active in his community, volunteering with St. Luke’s Hospital and the Foothills Humane Society. He was a former Boy Scout Troop Leader and was a Little League umpire in his spare time.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Debra Elain Kennedy; and three sons, Brian Kennedy (Tammy) of Mooresville, N.C.; Greg Kennedy of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Chad Kennedy of Charlotte, N.C. Also surviving are two brothers, Sam Kennedy (Charlotte) of Charlotte, N.C.; and Jimmy Kennedy (Patricia) of Connelly Springs, N.C.; as well as two stepsons, Brian Carroll (Julie) of Columbus; and Brock Carroll (Edie) of Charlotte, N.C. and four grandchildren, Elena, Sidney, Brady and Reeve.

Memorial Services will be held from 3 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, with Rev. Chris Osborn officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013 just prior to the service in the McFarland Funeral Chapel.

Donations may be made to the Polk County Recreation Fund, P.O. Box 308, Columbus, NC 28722, attn. Patty Aldred.

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