Mr. Kennedy was Assistant District Manager of Stokley Van Camp Company in Newport, Tenn. Active in ETSU athletics, he was a member of the varsity baseball and football teams, and served as football captain. He was a board member of the Cocke County School System, State Board of Education, and also a director of the East Tennessee State University Foundation. He showed his concern for mankind in many works and activities. He was a member of the Cocke and Jefferson County Industrial Organizations, director of the Newport Rescue Squad, director of the Morristown Mental Health Center, and a member of the Newport Presbyterian Church.