Charles Milton Kennedy, 86, “our Family Hero”, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House.

Born in Moore County, Charles was a son of the late Hughie Carson and Elizabeth Smith Kennedy.

Charles served his country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed his garden, sitting on the front porch watching hummingbirds and he loved his pets.  He was an Atlanta Braves and North Carolina Tarheels fan.  Charles enjoyed watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by wife: Patricia Medlin Kennedy; daughter: Kimberly Kennedy Yahn; sister: Janis Kennedy Williams; brother: Lloyd Kennedy; grandchildren: Bryan Keith Frye, Charles Kevin Smith.

He is survived by children: Cindy Kennedy Barber, Pamela Kennedy, Lisa Kennedy Smith and husband Steve; step children: Zeb Cox, Wanda Gonzalez; grandchildren: April Dawn Moore, Travis Ethan Goins, Corey Alexander Yahn; step grandchild: Bradley Cox; great grandchildren: Jessica Renee Robinson, Jason Brent Robinson, Carra Taylor Smith, Gabriel Ethan Goins; step great grandchild; Caleb Cox; great great grandchildren: Emery Sue Robinson.

Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Flint Hill Baptist Church, with Reverend William Hancock officiation. Burial, with Military Honors,  will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 PM, Friday, November 26, 2021 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Lisa Smith.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Kennedy Family.

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  1. Lisa and family, so sorry for your loss. God will comfort and give you strength as you go through the loss. We are praying for you and the family. Our Sympathy, love and prayers. Reid and Karen Rich

  2. So sorry for the loss of a good friend. We worked together for many years at Milliken & Co.Always had a smile to give you. You will be missed.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Charles Kennedy family. He was always friendly and nice to us wherever we would see him. I saw him in mid September as he was leaving the wound clinic. We didn’t get to talk but we nodded at each other. Look to the Lord for comfort!!! Read Psalm 23 and John 14 for help and strength!!!

    Paul and Linda Horner

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. I always enjoyed talking to him. His love for his family was true. He will be missed. Prayers sent your way.

  5. I will miss and love you always daddy .
    You were the best. Daddy ever .
    Rest now in heavenly peace and enjoy every minute on the streets of gold.
    Your first born ,

  6. Lisa,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of your daddy and always enjoyed the times together with him at Christmas and Carra’s Birthday parties. Praying for God’s comfort, strength and grace for you in the days ahead! Love you!

  7. Dad,
    You will always be in my heart, very often in my thoughts and forever loved!
    You were the best Dad anyone could have ever dreamed of having. You showed your family the true meaning of love and sacrifice. I know you are walking on the streets of gold praising The Lord and are free from pain and suffering; that gives me great peace and comfort. Until we meet again….

  8. To Lisa and all the family our thoughts and prayers for you at this time. May God give you comfort and healing. Love and prayers. Tommy and Donna Hussey

  9. Lisa so sorry for your loss he was a good man . I want ever forget him helping me out of a jam more than one time in Robbins mill. Our thoughts an prayers are with you.

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