Harry-Kenney III-Obituary

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Harry L. Kenney III

Jan 16, 1939 - Sep 12, 2021 (Age 82)

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GOD speed MR Kenney.

Fay and Ronnie my prayers and condolences goes out to you. Kenny was special to the Ford family ❤❤Love you. Debbie Ford and Lenarda.

To Constance Kenney and Family. As you walk
through this time of loss, please know the Lord
walks with you and He will comfort you.

To the Kenney & Robinson Family: May the loving memories you hold in your heart bring you comfort and peace. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Kenney, you will be greatly missed. Love & prayers to the family!

My deepest condolences to the family, especially Constance Kenney and Linda Jones.

To Ms. Connie and Ronald, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Please accept my condolences and know that I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Mr. Kenny.

It was a honor to have served with Harry, he always called me his little brother. God bless all the family.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Obituary

Harry's Obituary

On Sunday, September 12, 2021, Harry was called for his next assignment and duty station is “Heaven”.  Harry was born on January 16, 1939 in Roanoke, VA, to the late Harry L. Kenney, Jr. and Mildred Kenney.

He devoted his life to Christ at an early age and was a lifelong member of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Roanoke, VA.

He graduated from the Historic Lucille Addison High School, Class of 1958, where he was known by his classmates and family as “Fatboy”. After high school, Mr. Kenney served in the U. S. Air Force where he was stationed in Paris, France. He furthered his military career in the U.  S. Army, where he excelled as an Airborne Ranger.

Mr. Kenney saw front line combat during the Vietnam War with the famed 101st Airborne Division known as the “Screaming Eagles.” He was severely wounded while conducting combat operations and returned home.

He later served in duty stations at Ft. Bragg, NC, Ft. Campbell, KY, Germany and finally Ft. Lee, VA. He retired as a Sergeant First Class with 24 years of military experience.

Mr. Kenney received an Associate’s degree in Computer Technology from ECPI. He later worked for Synoptic Systems as a Logistics Consultant and retired from Virginia State University.

He was a member of various organizations such as a 32nd Degree Mason with the Prince Hall Order, a Shriner with the Obelisk Temple and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Kenney was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Gay and Violet Walthall. He is survived by his wife, Constance Kenney; son Ronald Kenney (LaShan); grandchildren, Ronald Kenney, Jr., Constance Kenney, Lorenzo Richardson, Letia Bunch and Denzell Bunch; uncle, Matthew Paige; nephews and neices, Michael Kenney, Janice Jones, Steven Gay, Christina Gay, and Edwin Walthall; in-laws, Billy Robinson (Denise), Harold Robinson, Curtis Robinson (Peggy) and Linda Jones; close cousin, James Croan; and a host of other relatives and friends.

“Old Soldiers Never Die They Just Fade Away.”

Services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax Street, Petersburg, VA, the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, Sr., Pastor, eulogist.  The interment at Arlington National Cemetery.

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J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, VA, (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com. Watch the funeral services live online on our J. M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc. Facebook page.

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