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Charles Kennedy Sr.

August 8, 1949 September 1, 2019
Charles Kennedy Sr.
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Obituary for Charles Kennedy Sr.

On September 1, 2019, Sgt. Charles Kennedy, Sr. was called home by our Precious Lord after a long battle with cancer.
Charles on born on August 8, 1949 in Holly Hill, South Carolina to Preston and Grace (Macon) Kennedy.
He graduated from William Penn Senior High School, where he was an outstanding athlete in football and basketball. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S Air Force where he worked in logistics and intelligence and then transferred to the U.S. Navy. While serving his country, his still found time to play basketball in international leagues in Guam and Morocco.

After retiring from the U.S. Navy Charles returned to York and began working for Columbia Gas Company in York, PA as a Linesman and Technician for a number of years. As a man who was dedicated to family, he put down his Meter Reader and went to work with his brother Joe, helping him operating his chain of grocery stores in addition to Joe’s Bail Bondsman Business. Charles, who always had had the gift of gab, again switch careers and moved his family to South Carolina, were he began his career as a car salesman. His success as a sales associate eventually lead Charles to hold the position of Sales Manager at two of the largest car dealerships in the Carolinas.
Charles was preceded in death by his late great beautiful wife, Barbara J. (Carrie) Kennedy, with whom he spent the best 40 years of his life.

He is survived by a son, Charles Kennedy II (Michelle) of Seattle, WA, his daughter, Kenitra L. Kennedy of York, PA and his youngest Sadelia (Amir) Shabazz of York, PA . Along with 10 Grandchildren and a host of nephews and nieces.
Charles is also survived by his sisters Joanne (Kennedy) Husser of Cross, SC , Virginia (Kennedy) Wallace of York, PA and brother Ronald (Carolyn) Kennedy of York, PA.


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Boulding Mortuary, Inc.

471 Madison Avenue
York, PA 17404

Boulding Mortuary, Inc.
471 Madison Avenue York 17404 PA
United States

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Mt. Rose Cemetery Final Resting Place

1502 Mt. Rose Avenue
York, PA 17403

1502 Mt. Rose Avenue York 17403 PA
United States
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