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James Hartwell Kennedy

October 12, 1942 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 76)

James Hartwell Kennedy (Jim) passed away on the evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  Jim was born in Evansville, Indiana on October 12, 1942 and moved to Angleton, TX at the age of 5.  He graduated from Angleton High School in 1962.

Jim began his career with the Texas Highway Department in 1964, as a Lab Technician then became a Manager of Atec Laboratory in Freeport, TX in 1978, and then worked at Houston Shell and Concrete from 1980 through April of 1998.  In all he had 19 years of experience in the ready-mix concrete industry with responsibilities ranging from sales, credit, inventory, and dispatching.  In 1998 he realized his dream of living in the Texas Hill Country on Lake Buchanan.  He loved fishing and boating and was fortunate to have the opportunity to fulfill his dream. All of those that knew Jim, knew him as a good and kind man who loved music.  He spent his last year of life on Earth loving music of all genres.

Jim leaves behind his beloved wife Christine; sister-in-law, Joyce Laws of Mustang Ridge, TX; sister-in-law and her husband, Jo Ann and LaTrail Kilsby of Lake Jackson, TX; brother-in-law and his wife, Harvey and Lynda King of Angleton, TX; sister-in-law, Nina Howard of Schulenburg, TX and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.  All of whom knew Jim and he dearly loved.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Ambrus and Dorothy Kennedy of Angleton, TX and all of his paternal and maternal aunts and uncles.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 10, 2019 at his home on Lake Buchanan at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements under the care of Jenkins Funeral Home, Burnet, Texas.

 

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