Jeffrey W. Kennedy


Jeffrey W. Kennedy, 74, a resident of Philippi, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 26, 2020, at his home.

Jeff was born July 25, 1946, in Barbour County, a son of the late Brother Issac and Lillie Virginia (Poe) Kennedy.

Jeff was united in marriage on April 2, 1966 to Luwana J. (Newman) Kennedy, who survives at home.

Also surviving are children, Lorrie Ann Croston and husband Johnnie of Moatsville, Misty Dawn Kennedy Smithmyer Reynolds and husband Gary of Philippi, Heather Mayle and husband Israel of Philippi and Jeffrey Chad Kennedy of Moatsville; sisters, Velma Adams and husband Mike of Philippi and Cheryl Rae Kennedy of Philippi; sister-in-law, Ursula Kennedy of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; and nine grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jeff was preceded in death by grandson, Conor Smithmyer and brothers, Vulius Kennedy and Issac Scott Kennedy.

Jeff worked as mason and was owner/operator of Kennedy Construction. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, Jeff loved watching football and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Jeff always cared about others and would make visits to the hospitals and nursing homes to check on members of the community. He enjoyed attending gospel sings and loved eating sweets especially cakes from Bonnie Belle’s. Jeff was the founder and pastor of the Olive Hill Church which he loved so much.

Friends will be received at the Wright Funeral Home and Crematory on Wednesday, July 29, from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bryan Headley officiating.

In honor of Jeff’s request, cremation will be honored and follow the services.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com.