James “Jim” Kennedy Sr., age 69, of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away on July 5, 2020 at his residence. He was born April 30, 1951 in St. Louis.
James and his wife Donna were married on September 22, 1973 in Bloomsdale. He was a member of UAW Local No. 110 and First Baptist Church DeSoto.
He is survived by wife Donna Kennedy (nee Hoover), of DeSoto, son James Edwin (Amy) Kennedy Jr. of Hillsboro, daughter Chrissa Nicole (Troy LaMar) Kennedy of DeSoto granddaughter Isabella Marie Kennedy of Hillsboro, grandson Connor James Kennedy of DeSoto, sister Georgia Paterno of Colorado, brother Thomas L. Kennedy Jr. of Hillsboro, Sister Virginia (Ginny) Ocello of St. Louis, sister Debbie Becker of Festus, sister Ann Hoffman of St. Louis and brother David L. Kennedy of Hillsboro.
He was preceded in death by father, Thomas Kennedy Sr., and mother, Ive Georgette Kennedy (nee Ogletree).
Celebration of Life will be held Friday, June 11 at First Baptist DeSoto Church from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 2000 Grace Way, DeSoto, MO 63020.