Eldon Kennedy, 83, of Quitman, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center. Born in Fairbanks on April 14, 1927, he was the son of the late Luster and Lula (Edwards) Kennedy.
A lifelong resident of Quitman, Mr. Kennedy retired from Western Electric. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a Mason, member of the Holland Masonic Lodge and member of Cedar Heights Free Will Baptist Church. He enjoyed working in his yard.
Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy A. Kennedy; his parents; three brothers, Edward, Forace and Athel Kennedy; and three sisters, Almus Pennington, Oleta Bittle and Juanita Kincaid.
Survivors include daughters, Donna Acre and her husband, Paul, of Greenbrier and Lisa Ingram and her husband, John, of Quitman; brothers, Dois Kennedy of Fort Smith and Junior Kennedy of Little Rock;
grandchildren, Haley, Holly and Hanna Acre, Stephanie, Paige and Devin Ingram; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Olmstead Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Olmstead Chapel. Interment will follow in Fairbanks Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and aides at Greenbrier Nursing Home for the love and care they gave Mr. Kennedy.