Lafayette Nelson Kennedy, 82, Mt. Juliet, died peacefully at home on the morning of March 4, after a long life well lived.
Kennedy was an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Mt. Juliet. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during the Korean War. Kennedy was retired from both IBM and Eastman Kodak. His passions were traveling, reading, fishing and his grandchildren.
He is survived by: wife of 61 years, Helen Williamson Kennedy; children, Frieda Kennedy, Jackie (Tony) Price and Robert Kennedy; grandchildren, Lily Price, R.J. Price and Sebastian Kennedy.
Many nieces and nephews, extended family members, friends and church family members.
Funeral services will be conducted 6 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Bond Memorial Chapel with Pastor Alan Herd officiating. Graveside services with military honors were Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Benefield Cemetery in Fairview, Miss.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Mission Funds, 201 Belinda Pkwy., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.