John Franklin Kennedy LUBBOCK-John Franklin Kennedy, 81, of Lubbock passed away on Dec. 28, 2012, in Lubbock, Texas. He was born July 20, 1931, in North Campbell Township, Mo., to Hugh and Sylvia Flossie Kennedy. He married Esther Louise Watson April 13, 1961, in St. Joseph, Mo. John was a minister for various Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Tennessee, Missouri and Texas. John is survived by a son, Sam Kennedy and wife Monica of Lubbock; grandchildren, Rebecca Fellows and husband Leland Fellows III of Lubbock, and Andrew Kennedy of Lubbock; and cousins, Harold Kennedy of California and Ralph Kennedy of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife, Esther, on Oct. 11, 2012. Services to celebrate John's life will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Sanders Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Steven Doles officiating. The family will receive friends at Sanders Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 30, 2012