Franklin “Delt” Kennedy

Published 2:29 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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Franklin Delano “Delt” Kennedy, 87, a resident of the Stony Point community, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 2021, at Good Samaritan Living Center after a lengthy illness. He served his country as a Military Policeman with the U.S. Army and was a longtime member of Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church. Delt worked off-shore for 16 years and also operated a dairy farm for many years. His passion was antiques. He and his wife traveled all over the country looking for antiques as well as setting up at trade shows where they bought and sold their unique items. Delt made countless friends at these shows and the many places they visited. He loved working in his yard, always keeping it clean and beautiful. Delt enjoyed cutting and collecting firewood and going out to eat. He was a man that loved life and he could always find the positive in any situation.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Delton and Stephanie Kennedy; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra Kennedy Rochester and John Rochester III; grandchildren and a spouse, Tyler Kennedy, Dakota Kennedy, Victoria Kennedy, Brittney K. Blake and Patrick Blake; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Blake, Makenna Denning and Madelyn Perez; and also numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Bond Kennedy; granddaughter, Janna Kennedy Denning; parents, James Frank Kennedy and Rilla Ellis Kennedy; brother, Austin Kennedy; brothers and sisters-in-law, D.L. and Vera Kennedy, Lavon and Bonnie Kennedy, and Royce and Blanca Kennedy; sister, Marie Pierce; sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Delos Crain; father-in-law, Brantley “Pete” Bond; mother-in-law, Thelma Passman Bond Bankston; and other family members.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. A funeral service was held in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, with Eld. Everette Broome officiating. Burial followed in the Stony Point Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Rochester III, Tyler Kennedy, Dakota Kennedy and Patrick Blake. Honorary pallbearers were Royce Kennedy and Frank Rowell.