Alfred David Kennedy

Born: Wed., Jun. 24, 1925
Died: Fri., Aug. 20, 2010

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Alfred David Kennedy,85, passed suddenly Friday August 20. David was a resident of Pflugerville, TX. David was born to the late Matthew Thomas Kennedy and Lillian Daley Kennedy of Nicholas County, KY. David was preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Cordelia Soper Kennedy. He is survived by his two sons, Steve Kennedy and wife Jessica, and Don Kennedy and wife Kay, all of Pflugerville, one brother, Matthew Daley Kennedy of Nicholas County, KY and a brother-in-law Harold (Nina) Soper, Lexington, 2 sister-in-laws, Bettye Soper, Paris & Margaret Kennedy, Lexington His legacy is carried on by his six grandchildren, Jennifer Kennedy McFarland and husband Jake, Brian Kennedy - US Coast Guard, Shannon Kennedy, Kelli Kennedy, Megan Kennedy and Erin Kennedy.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Alfred David Kennedy was born in Nicholas County, KY on June 24, 1925. Often known as "Red" by his friends and "A.D." by his co-workers. David grew up on a farm during the depression years, the youngest of 5 siblings. He graduated from Headquarters High School and was on the basketball team. David was in the Army Air Force and served at Randolph AFB in San Antonio and in the Philippines. He pitched for the base fast pitch softball teams in both San Antonio and in the Philippines, and was on the base basketball team in the Philippines. He turned down an offer from the base brass at Randolph to stay in Texas and pitch softball to be with his unit shipping out to the Pacific - a testament to his strong character. Upon returning home from the Pacific, he went to work for Hansly Mills factory in Paris, KY and married his beloved wife, of 51 years, Cordelia. Later he went to work for IBM in a career that spanned 33 years in Lexington, KY and in Austin TX. David was a proud and loving grandparent and a permanent fixture at grand children's events. David was known for his warmth and sense of humor. He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel in 1984. Raised a Methodist, he attended the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) most of his life and served on Church boards and as a Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Pflugerville First United Methodist Church.

Later in life, David met the challenge of Alzheimer's with strength, grace and determination. His family is thankful for the "good days" Memorials and donations may be made to support research and the search for a cure for Alzheimer's. Alfred David Kennedy joined his loving wife whom he deeply missed on Aug 20, 2010.

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday from the Mathers-Gaunce Chapel by Rev. Jerri Williams with burial to follow in Carlisle Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday.


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