Obituary for Charles Milton Kennedy

Charles Milton Kennedy, 86, “our Family Hero”, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Born in Moore County, Charles was a son of the late Hugie Carson and Elizabeth Smith Kennedy.

Charles served his country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed his garden, sitting on the front porch watching hummingbirds and he loved his pets.  He was an Atlanta Braves and North Carolina Tarheels fan.  Charles enjoyed watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by wife: Patricia Medlin Kennedy; daughter: Kimberly Kennedy Yahn; sister: Janis Kennedy Williams; brother: Lloyd Kennedy; grandchildren: Bryan Keith Frye, Charles Kevin Smith.

He is survived by children: Cindy Kennedy Barber, Pamela Kennedy, Lisa Kenndy Smith and husband Steve; step children: Zeb Cox, Wanda Gonzalez; grandchildren: April Dawn Moore, Travis Ethan Goins, Corey Alexander Yahn; step grandchild: Bradley Cox; great grandchildren: Jessica Renee Robinson, Jason Brent Smith, Carra Taylor Smith, Gabriel Ethan Goins; step great grandchild: Caleb Cox; great great grandchildren: Emery Sue Robinson.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with Reverend William Hancock officiation. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Friday, November 26, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Lisa Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kennedy Family.

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