Robbins:
Hoyt Harvey Kennedy, 47 of 241 Elm St. died Sunday, November 30, 2008 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst.
Funeral service will be held 2:00 PM. Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Rev. Tal Madison officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy was a native of Ruther Glen, Va; he was a teacher at Southern Middle School in Southern Pines. He also taught school at Eastern Randolph High School for 4 years. He was formerly employed with the Moore County Department of Social Services; he was a member of the Meshach Christian Rock Group. He was a Sunday school teacher at his church and also a member of the church choir and served on the Administrative Board. He played football at Union Pines High School, where he earned a full Scholarship to attend Catawba College. He was also a graduate of UNC Wilmington.
Surviving is: wife Robin Garner Kennedy of the home.
2 daughters: Allison and Erica Kennedy of the home.
Mother: Catherine Barber Kennedy of Carthage.
Brother: Chris Kennedy and wife Robin of New Bern
Brother in Law: Rodney Garner and wife Cassandra of Robbins.
Father and Mother in Law: Bill and Janelle Garner of Robbins.
Nephews: Aaron and David Kennedy of New Bern.
Nephew and Niece: Cole and Paige Garner of Robbins.
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  1. Hoyt will truly be missed. The world will not be as bright and joyful without him. I am so sorry Robin, Erica and Allison for you losing your special husband and dad. Love you all, Emily

  2. Robin just want to tell you how very sorry we are and if there is anything we can do please let me know. We will pray for you all that God will comfort you. Your husband was such a blessing and Kylie loved him dearly he was an inspiration to so many espec

  3. Sincere thoughts and prayers for Hoyts family and friends.It was a privilege to know him as a co worker and a friend when he was a teacher here at Eastern Randolph High School. He was one of the nicest and most pleasant person anyone would ever meet and I

  4. I am deeply saddened by the loss of such a tremendous man. Hoyt taught across from me at ER and I adored his spirit and his humor. He was a true example of a Christian and a role model to many students who desperately needed both in their lives. Few were

  5. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. We will continue to pray for God\’s peace and comfort to surround you and the girls at this time.
    I worked with Hoyt at Eastern Randolph High School. He was well-known for his wonderful sense of humor and easy l

  6. Hoyt Kennedy will be sorely missed by all that knew him. He was a good Christian man who touched so many people\’s lives through his music, which he had a passion for and through teaching his students.
    I taught at ERHS with Hoyt for four years in t

  7. Dear Kennedy Family,
    My heart goes out to you at this your time of loss. I worked for several years with Mr. Kennedy at Eastern Randolph High School. He has always been one of my favorite people who lived a godly life and went above and beyond what

  8. I would like to express my condolences to the family. Hoyt Kennedy was a friend and a colleague here at Eastern Randolph High School. I remember his laughter and strong voice. I also remember his enthusiasm about music and how he encouraged my children to

  9. Robin and girls,
    My heartfelt prayers are with you all. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Hoyt will be missed dearly. He was a good husband and father to you.
    Love you Robin.
    Lynn

  10. Dear Robin and Family,
    I wish to express my sincere sympathy at the loss of Hoyt. I cannot even imagine what you all are experiencing. It just does not make any sense. The Lord has a plan for all of us. He must have something special for Hoyt.

  11. I knew Hoyt for about eight years in the band. During that time I don\’t recall a single harsh or vulgar word coming out of his mouth, and we never had a single argument over anything. What I remember most are his mannerisms and booming voice, the \"

  12. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Kennedy. I was one of his students, and have always thought alot of him. He was a great role model for all of the children he taught. My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. Dear Robin,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughters at this time.
    Brittany

  14. Robin,
    I would like to send my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your husband was loved by both students and faculty here at Southern and will be greatly missed. I appreciate all of the guidance you provided me after the birth of my son

  15. Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Kennedy family. Words cannot take away your pain but please know that many are praying for you at this time.

  16. I just read with shock about Hoyt\’s death. I worked with him when he taught at Elise. He was always so pleasant with a smile on his face and eager to do whatever he was asked to do. I\’m so sorry his life has been cut short. My sympathy is with the famil

  17. Dear Robin and girls,
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time, and in the days ahead. You have my deepest sympathy.
    Love in Christ,
    Ruby Enloe

  18. Our family would like to like to let you know how special Mr. Kennedy was as a teacher to my daughter Erin. He will be deeply missed. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  19. Robin,
    You may not remember me. My Dad taught at Sandhills for over 30 years. I was married to Janice Preddy. You were one of our nurses when Janice gave birth to Erin. You stayed after your shift until Erin was born that afternoon. Hoyt and I were a

  20. Robin and Girls,
    I was so shocked to here of your loss, I will pray for you, for God to guide you during this time, and give you strength. Robin you are as solid as a rock with heart of gold.
    May you find peace!
    (you may not remember me wi

  21. Dear Catherine, Robin, and Girls,
    We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Hoyt. In reading the obituary and viewing the video, it is obvious that he was a man of good character who shared his talents and gifts with his family, his church, and

  22. I was shocked to read about this in the Pilot online. I was a replacement teacher two years back and Hoyt was my dual teacher in the afternoons. He always talked about his wife when we had a minute and I\’m sure you miss him now. Please know that you and

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