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Charles Douglas Kennedy

April 23, 1932 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Charles Kennedy Obituary

Charles Douglas Kennedy, age 91, of Sanford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 12, 2023, at Parkview Retirement Village.

He was born in Lee County on April 23, 1932, the son of the late Glen Manley Kennedy and Elva Hunter Kennedy.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Ann Holder Kennedy and brother, Robert “Bob” Kennedy.  Mr. Kennedy retired after a 38-year award winning career as Service Manager at Wilkinson Cadillac & Oldsmobile.  He was a member of Poplar Springs Methodist Church. He enjoyed NASCAR, bluegrass music, and dancing.   He had a great time working with his horses and watching old western movies.  He looked forward to spending time with his friends for breakfast at Hardee’s and delivering cars for several dealerships.

He is survived by daughter, Charla Kennedy Nance and husband, David of Sanford; son, Michael Kennedy and wife, Ann Marie of Asheville; grandchildren, Jennifer Ashley and husband, Jacob of Sanford, Rebecca Manning and husband, Jarrett of Sanford, Savannah Kennedy, Aiden Kennedy, and Declan Kennedy, all of Asheville and one great-grandchild, Joshua Ashley.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Lee County Fire Fighters' Burned Children Fund (LCFFBCF), C/O David Nance, 2668 Steel Bridge Road, Sanford, NC 27330 or to The Amedisys Foundation (Hospice), 220 New Fidelity Ct., Garner, NC 27529.

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