Asheboro- Johnnie Neal Kennedy, 76, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at his home. Born March 22, 1945 in Pound, Virginia, he was the son of the late Tom Kennedy and Lola Mullins Kennedy.
Johnnie was a proud veteran of the Army, having served from 1960-1962. He was a lifelong veteran of the furniture industry, and a devout member of Brower’s Wesleyan Church.
Johnnie is survived by his wife, Janice Branson Kennedy; daughters, Bonita Kennedy Sheppard (Michael) and Knikki Leigh Kennedy; grandchildren, Zachary Edward "Z-man" Sheppard, Katherine Ruth “Katie-Bird” Sheppard, Lura Grace "Gracie Girl" Jarrell, Branson Payne "Bran-Man" Jarrell, and Kendall Lynne "the baby" Jarrell. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings, Fran Heisey, Patty Mullins, and Howard Kennedy.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 9th at 11am at Brower’s Wesleyan Church, 1734 Mack Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205. Immediately following the service, the family will be receiving guests in the sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Randolph Hospice House, 416 Vision Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203. Services entrusted to Midstate Cremation & Funeral Service.
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