Dr. Hite Q. Kennady, 86, of Elizabethtown, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Munfordville and a member of Munfordville Baptist Church and attended Memorial United Methodist Church. He graduated from Hart County High School in 1947, Western Kentucky University in 1951 and taught school in New Albany, Indiana, for a year and was assistant coach under Johnny Wooten. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War
before going back to school and graduating from Memphis School of Optometry in 1957.
Dr. Kennady, his wife and daughter moved from Memphis, Tennesee, to Elizabethtown in 1958 where he set up his office at the Gregory Building on West Dixie Avenue, where he practiced into the 80s. He served on the KBOE in the 1980s and was a lifelong member of the Kentucky Optometric Association.
He began working as the optometrist for several different businesses throughout the state during the 80s and found his last calling as the optometrist associated with the Elizabethtown Vision Center at Walmart up until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hite Q. and Corrie Kennady; and a sister, Ann Kennady.
He is survived by his wife, Jean Amos Kennady of Elizabethtown; one daughter, Diana Kennady-Geary of Cave City; his grandson and his wife, Sam and Jill Kennady and their son, Cole Q. Kennady all of Greenville, South Carolina; one sister, Martha Kennady Pennington of Louisville; a special niece, Dianne Nichols of Munfordville; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
There will be a celebration of his life on from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 16, 2014, in the Chapel of Grace Heartland Church.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m.
Condolences may be expressed at www.brownfuneral.com.
Brown Funeral Home is incharge of arrangements.