James Ragon "Rod" Kennedy

James Ragon "Rod" Kennedy, age 74, of Cadiz, KY, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at Trigg County Hospital in Cadiz, KY.  Mr. Kennedy worked 37 years in the automobile service station industry in Cadiz, KY, where he owned & operated Rod's Service Station in Cadiz for a number of those years.  He was a member of Hurricane Baptist Church in Trigg Co., KY where he previously served as the choir leader.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 74 in Cadiz, KY & the Cadiz Masonic Lodge No. 121.  He served in the US Army as a Field Medic during the Vietnam War. He is survived by: One Son - Jamie Kennedy & wife, Kelly, Ozark, IL, One Grandson - Koy Reid Kennedy, Ozark, IL, One Step Grandson - Judd Burnett, Creal Springs, IL, One Sister - Edna Terrell & husband, Charles, Cadiz, KY, One Brother - Kenneth Kennedy & wife, Sheila, Cadiz, KY, Three Sisters-In-Law- Betty Kennedy, Cadiz, KY , Suzanne Kennedy, Saint Louis, MO & Kay Kennedy, Springfield, KY & One Brother-In-Law - Bill Routh, Saint Louis, MO.  He was preceded in death by: Parents- Durward & Clarice Henderson Kennedy, Seven Brothers- Bob Kennedy, Bro. Wade Kennedy, Lucian Kennedy, Carloss Kennedy, David Kennedy, Audrey Kennedy & Carroll "Mack" Kennedy & One Sister - Hettie "Maria" Routh.  Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. in Cadiz, KY where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM on Friday, October 2, 2015.  Funeral Service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015 with the Reverend Norman Cotton officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery in Trigg Co., KY.  Memorial Contributions can be made to: Trigg Co. American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 218 Canton Lakeshore Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.  

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I knew Rod Kennedy from the middle 1970's. My brother, friends and I would ride bicycles from the far side of the Turner Addition into Cadiz, buy soft drinks and Igloo bars and meet up at his service station. He was a decent man, who always put up with us kids with a smile and friendly advice. John Broadbent

Rod and I go back to the time we were classmates at TCHS. He was a great guy-always upbeat and with a kind word for everyone. I will miss him. I pray God's richest blessing of comfort on his family members.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and found great comfort in the words of Jesus at John 11:11-14, where he likens death to being asleep, and at John 5:28,29 - "All those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." For more, I turn to the website: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

I work at Shady lawn and have known "Hot Rod' for the past five years. He was a very special person with a kind heart. I will miss passing his room every day and getting a smile and a wave from him. He was loved very much. He will be missed dearly.
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