Obituary of Allen Derrell Kennedy
Allen “Al” Derrell Kennedy of Tecumseh, Michigan passed on February 18, 2020, at the age of 75 at his home. He was born, July 24, 1944 in Brilliant, Alabama to Flois McCarbery & Loyce Kennedy. Al married Jo Ann (Davis) on May 20, 1995, in Las Vegas. Al graduated from Adrian High school in 1963, he attended college in California, was in the National Guard in 1967 during the Detroit riots, retired from Ford Automotive after 35 years, and was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Al was always pulling pranks and you never knew what he was going to do or say. However, Joey, his family, and friends were always the center of his life. He traveled near and far to attend all of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Al was very artistic and creative, he enjoyed photography and developing his own pictures, building wooden trucks, large doll houses, barns, outdoor playhouses with electricity, and many more amenities. Al loved golfing with Jo and his friends, finding lost balls in trees, creeks, and going on the guys “golfing” weekends. He enjoyed their cabin in Harrison, Michigan with his family and friends. However, cooking was his pride! His family always looked forward to Dad’s/Papa’s cooking. Even the dogs knew when he was cooking as he would talk to them in a “French” accent.
Al is survived by his wife Jo Ann, his three children; Shayna (Abel) Trevino of Adrian, Michigan, Christina (Gina) Martinez of Oregon, Ohio, and Jeff (Jennifer) Lerch of Tecumseh, Michigan; eight grandchildren, Ashtin Benschoter, Matthew (Raechel) Kennedy, Brailyn Trevino, Josh Trevino, Jeremy Trevino, Jayel Gafford, Jordan Lerch, Logan Lerch; twenty great grandchildren; stepmother, Nell Doss-Dickinson; sisters Delores (Worch) (Lee) Hannibal, Barbara Hermansen, Teresa Taylor, Keela Parrish; and brothers, Blane Doss and Wade Doss. Al was preceded in death by his mother, Flois McCarbery; stepfather, Dale McCarbery; father, Loyce Kennedy; father, Booker Doss; brother, Darrel Doss; granddaughter, Jenna Lerch; and brother-in-law, Dave McComb.
Visitation for Al will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020, from 2-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Sarah Mayer-Flatt and Pastor Richard Rentner officiating with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint. Cremation will follow. There will be a luncheon following the service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tecumseh. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the American Brain Tumor Association. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.To plant a tree in memory of Allen Kennedy, please visit Tribute Store
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