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Jack Phillip Kennedy

July 2, 1945 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Jack Kennedy Obituary

Jack Phillip Kennedy, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away January 25, 2024.

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on July 2, 1945, Jack was the son of the late Louie W. and Clide White Kennedy.  He was a retired machinist with Patterson Pump.  Jack was a man that could do anything no matter what the task.  He could complete every task from concept to completion.  Jack was a devoted family man; not a day went by that he didn’t tell his wife Jo Ann how much he loved and adored her.  He literally took a city girl and taught her how to camp, fish, and go boating.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  Jack was a member of The Lord’s Vineyard church and he was a United States Air Force Veteran. Jack and Jo Ann were also involved with Bicycle Rides Across Georgia (BRAG) and also spent lots of time cross country bicycle camping.

 In addition to his parents, Jack is preceded in death by brothers John Kennedy, Gene Kennedy and Paul Kennedy, and sister Mary Evelyn Simpson.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years Jo Ann Whitlow Kennedy of Clarkesville, son Shane Kennedy of Royston, step daughter Valerie Gragg of Clarkesville, sister Alma Bowen of Gainesville, and grandchildren Cassidy Gragg and Morgan Gragg.

Memorial services will be held at 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with military honors provided by the Grant Reeves Honor Guard.

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Celebration of Life
February 4, 2024

2:30 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523


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