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William "Wild Bill" Hal Kennedy

William “Wild Bill” Hal Kennedy, age 67 years, of Parkers Lake, Kentucky died July 6, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 4, 1952 the son of Elgin and Mary Ellen (Barnett) Kennedy. Bill had worked as a roofer, had served his country in the US Army, enjoyed fishing, horse trading, but most importantly his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Kennedy; and sisters, Ruby Ramona Arthur and Robin Nicole Staley.

Survivors include his sons, William Jones of Texas, Joshua Kennedy of Harlan, Kentucky; and Travis Kennedy of Whitley City, Kentucky; brother, Joseph Smart of Whitley City; sisters, Judy Kennedy of Parkers Lake, Teresa Thresher and husband, Paul of Riddle, Oregon, Anna Ball of Pine Knot, Kentucky, and Lisa Kennedy Smith, several grandchildren and very special aunts, Joyce New and Shirley Corder both of Parkers Lake; dearest friends, Ronald and Reda Bennett; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and adopted grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held 11am Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Marlar Cemetery with Bro. Doyle “Boone” Perry officiating.

The family has suggested that memorials be made to the William Kennedy funeral fund at the funeral home

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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I love you Dad, please save a spot for me ....

William Jones Jan 5 2021 12:00 AM

Bill was one of the kindest people I've known , he always had a way to get his point though and also make you laugh ...Bill will truly be missed when I was helping take care of his cousin Donnie Kennedy , he would come up to the hospital and ask me if I was ok and one time he even gave me a ride to his place to get some rest bc he knew it was hard on me and I had been at UK hospital on and off for months ..so bill came to my rescue ..took time out of his life and day to let me rest ... Just another angel in Heaven but Bill you certainly will be missed ...you were a great friend that was much more like family ... Xxx you will be missed and I'll see you when I get there ! Amanda Jean Campbell xxx you'll be missed cuz ....

Amanda Jean Campbell Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, that any contributions to go directly to McCreary County Funeral home to help offset the unexpected cost of Bill's funeral. Thank you for all of your love, memories and prayers as we navigate through this transition. He was one of a kind and is going to be missed. God is in for some laughs!

Shane Kennedy Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William "Wild Bill" Kennedy

Charlotte Gibson Beatty Jul 9 2020 12:00 AM