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Johnson “JC” Kennedy (8-27-21) service 9-4-21

Johnson Crook Kennedy “JC,” age 89, of Pickwick Dam, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27, at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah.
JC was born Oct. 6, 1931, in West Point, Mississippi, to Johnson and Trudie Kennedy.
He grew up in Hatley, Mississippi, graduating from Amory High School, class of 1950. In his youth, he was very active in the Amory 1st United Methodist Church. He attended Mississippi State University where he graduated in 1954. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army and served 1954-1957, where he attended flight school and flew non-combat service in the Korean War. After an honorable discharge from the Army in 1957, he went to work for the FAA as an air traffic controller/supervisor and retired in 1986.
After moving to Memphis, he was active in St. James United Methodist Church. When he moved to Savannah, he was very active in Pickwick Methodist Church. He spent his retirement years participating in the boating community at Pickwick Lake and surrounding areas. He served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the US Power Squadron.
JC is survived by his son John Charles; first cousin, Doug Crook (Thelma); many beloved distant cousins.
He is preceded by his mother Trudie Kennedy and father Johnson Kennedy.
His graveside funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Amory Historical Society Cemetery, Amory, Mississippi. Pallbearers will be John C. Kennedy, Charlie Walker, Jimmy Baker and Tom Crook.
Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., at E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Le Bonheur Children’s Research Center in Memphis.
Memories and condolences may be shared with his family at EEPickleFuneralHome.com.