William R. Kennedy (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. William R. Kennedy, Jr., 91, husband of the late Elizabeth Marsh Kennedy, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at University Hospital. His graveside service will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:00 am at Pineview Memorial Park with Dr. R. Larry Brown officiating. Mr. Kennedy was born in Augusta, GA and attended Monte Sano Elementary School, Academy of Richmond County High School and the Junior College of Augusta for two years. He went on to graduate from Georgia Tech in 1942 with a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked with the Wright Aeronautical Corp. for two years before joining the US Navy in 1944. He served in the Navy during WWII and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1980. Mr. Kennedy retired from E.I. DuPont after working for 31 years. Survivors include two sons, William R. Kennedy, III and his wife Charlette and Fred M. Kennedy and his wife Jan, all of North Augusta, SC; five grandchildren, Beth Graham, Kristen Printup, Charles Kennedy, Kelly Kennedy, and Kathy Kennedy; and two great grandchildren, Caleb Graham and Jada Printup. Pallbearers will be the Senior Disciple Sunday School Class and the Deacons of Victory Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening, Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 6 to 8 pm. Memorial may be made to Victory Baptist Church, 620 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC 29841. Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-March 17, 2011