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Edward Michael Kennedy III


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Edward Michael Kennedy III Obituary
Edward Michael Kennedy III

Memphis, TN

Edward Michael Kennedy, III, 75, went home to his Lord and Savior on June 29, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was the son of Ouida Irving Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy, both deceased, and was born August 27, 1941 in Memphis. Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Parker Kennedy. He is survived by three children, Edward Michael Kennedy, IV (Jamie) and their children, Edward Dean, James Bryant and Emily Adele of Memphis; Parker Kennedy Morgan (Cory) and her son, Coley Kennedy of Memphis, and Leslie Kennedy Atanasova (Atanas) and their children, Lessie Angelina, Maria Grace and Nikola Edward of Bethesda, MD. Ed is also survived by his sister, Mary Margaret Kennedy Edwards of Louisburg, NC, and a brother, James Irving Kennedy of Houston, TX. Ed was a very loving husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. He had many extended family members whom he adored and he had a wide circle of friends from school, work, his community, and church

Ed graduated from Catholic High School in Memphis and attended Christian Brothers College. He served in the Army Reserve. Almost his entire working career he was employed by Fischer Lime & Cement Co. in Memphis He began as a clerk at 18 and was later president of the company until it was closed by the owners. For five years, the family lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama from 1972 to 1977 where Ed was general manager of Superock Block Co. Thereafter, he returned to Memphis and Fischer.

Ed loved Alabama football, fishing, duck hunting, and golf. He greatly enjoyed meeting close friends from his high school graduating class for lunch one Saturday each month.

Ed and Dorothy have been members at Independent Presbyterian Church for 40 years where he also served as a deacon.

Services will be held at Independent Presbyterian Church, 4738 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN on Monday, July 3, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with visitation followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m.

Memorials may be made to , Palmer Home for Children, Independent Presbyterian Church, or a .
Published in The Commercial Appeal from July 2 to July 3, 2017
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