SAVANNAH, Mo. - Rich Kennedy, 73, Savannah, took his first breath in heaven surrounded by his family Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at a local hospital in St. Joseph.
He was born March 23, 1946 in Springfield, Missouri, to Howard and Claire Kennedy.
He married Sandra Walton on March 20, 1970, at Antioch Christian Church near Fillmore, Missouri.
Rich was president of Walton Motors, Inc. in Savannah since 1977. He was an honorary member of the Boy Scouts Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a 50-year member of Savannah Masonic Lodge 71. He was continuously investing in his community. Rich was baptized of the Christian faith and attended Green Valley Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Sandy; children, Kim (Cindy) Kennedy, of Cosby, Missouri, Brett (Kimberly) Kennedy, of Savannah, Brian (Aimee) Kennedy of Savannah, and Brandy (Scott) Lance of Jefferson City, Missouri; grandchildren, Andrew (Brandi) Kennedy, Bailey, Jacob, Kaden, Dakoda Kennedy and Kason Lance; great-grandchildren, Rosalie and Ruger Kennedy; God-daughter, LaKiesha Anderson; Mother-in-Law Frances Walton, along with a multitude of family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings.
Family visitation and receiving hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home Savannah.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah.
Burial will be in Savannah Cemetery, Savannah.
Memorials may be given to the Andrew County Food Pantry. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.