Emit C Kennedy
April 15, 1932 ~ December 26, 2011
Funeral services for Emit C. Kennedy, 79, of Hughes Springs will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, December 29, 2011at Missionary Baptist Church in Hughes Springs with Ricky Vestal officiating. A private family burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in Bloomburg under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc., in Hughes Springs. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the funeral home. Mr. Kennedy was born April 15, 1932 and passed away Monday, December 26 at a Hughes Springs nursing center. Mr. Kennedy became a Dallas Police officer in 1963. He moved to Hughes Springs in 1972 when he became Deputy Sheriff for Cass County, later he served as Hughes Spring Chief of Police from 1980 until he retired in 1997. Mr. Kennedy was in the U.S. Airforce and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bloomburg, and was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Kennedy is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elois Kennedy; one son Randy Kennedy and his wife Delores; one daughter Rhonda Watson and her husband Gary; four grandchildren, Brie and Brandon Kennedy, and Erin and Andy Watson; two great-grandchildren Seth and Cole Kennedy; one sister Sharon Cash and her husband Tommy; extended family Mark and Lynn Meier, Mike and Kathy Wiltrout; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Emit C. Kennedy was preceded in death by one son Ricky Kennedy; and parents E.M. and Oleta Kennedy. The family asks that memorials be made to Saint Jude, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, or the Gideons.