Robert “Bob” Lee Kennedy, 86, of Nash County, left us to be with the Lord on Monday, May 20. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, at Lancaster Funeral and Cremation Services in Louisburg with Minister Mike Henrichs officiating. Entombment will follow in Lancaster Memorial Park.

Mr. Kennedy was born on April 4, 1933, to the late Lawrence and Martha McClanahan Kennedy. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his siblings, Blanch Kennedy, Tiny Kennedy, Mary Penzel and Donald Kennedy. 

Bob served his country in the Air Force and National Guard for a combined 26 years. He was a devout Christian, a man of his word, non-judgmental and easy to talk to.  He enjoyed reading and lifelong learning.  

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Evelyn Kennedy; daughter, Debbie Boyette (Danny); son, Robert L. Kennedy, Jr. (Kathi); grandchildren, Robert Lee Kennedy III (Misty), Shannon Brown, Sean Brown and Kimberly Rowland; great-grandchildren, Robert L. Kennedy IV, Julia Kennedy, Ava Brown, May Brown, Grace Brown and Lillie Brown; stepgrandchildren, Wendy and Alecia, and stepgrandchild, Ethan. He is also survived by his siblings, Ed Kennedy and Faye Short.

Online condolences may be made to