Jackie Don Kennedy, 78 of Odessa, Texas entered into the eternal presence of the Lord on March 1, 2019 in Odessa. Jackie was born on October 4, 1940 in Seagraves, Texas to William Audry Kennedy and Mildred Inez Land Kennedy.
Jackie spent all his life in West Texas and most of it in Odessa. He was a graduate of Permian High School and was an avid MOJO football fan. Family played an important role in Jackie’s life. He enjoyed family get togethers and special occasions that brought family together. Jackie worked for Odessa Babbitt Bearing for a several years. He worked for many years in the shipping and receiving department at United Industries, until he retired several years ago. Jackie was loved by all who knew him. Jackie loved the Lord and was a life long member of First Assembly of God Church in Odessa. He was a practical thinker, it was black or white, right or wrong. When Jackie was your friend you had a friend for life. Jackie loved new trucks and usually drove one. His nieces and nephews also saw the benefits as Jack let them drive often before they had a license and without parental permission
Jackie was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, W A Kennedy; a brother-in-law Roy McCandless; and a nephew Kenny McCandless.
Those left to cherish his memory are two sisters, Margaret McCandless, Gloria Thompson and husband Paul. Numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends
Visitation with family and friends will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Monday, March 4, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. A funeral service to celebrate his life will be at 1:00 pm. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Kennedy’s family wishes to thank the administration and staff of Madison Medical Spa, the Chaplin and staff of Star Hospice, the emergency room staff and physicians and the Chaplin and nursing staff of 5 central at Medical Center Hospital, for their outstanding and compassionate care during his illness. Our family has been blessed by your efforts.
Services entrusted to Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Wish I could have been there for your "home going" today. We will see you soon at the big "Land Family Reunion" in heaven!! LOVE
Beverly Land Felan (cousin)Irving, TX