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Obituary for John David Kennedy

August 29, 1952 - March 13, 2019
Elk Mills, Maryland | Age 66


John David Kennedy, "David", age 66 of Elk Mills, MD passed away on March 13, 2019. He was born on August 29, 1952 in Elkton, MD to the late John Dewey Kennedy and Dorothy Kennedy.

David was a man among men with a big heart. He loved life and mostly everything in it. He was smart as a whip with an unforgettable smile. David was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for sporting clay and skeet shooting weekly with his good ole boys and sons at the Oxford Gun Club. Boating, crabbing, and cruising in his "35" Ford, which he built from the ground up. There also were many long rides on his "Metal Horse" with our very best of friends. He retired from W.L. Gore and Associates after 37 years in 2010, which he was very proud to be a part of.

David is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Evelyn Kennedy and their loving companions, Daisy Mae and Mack; children: Michael D. Kennedy and his wife, Meredith "Holly" of Elkton, MD, Matthew Kennedy and his wife, Kathy McCoy Kennedy of Newark, DE, Dianne Kennedy and her partner, Rodney Mailman of Ocklawaha, FL, Lisa Kennedy Ansalvish and her husband, Bobby of Bear, DE, and Nancy Kennedy (wife to Rick Kennedy) of the Villages of FL; nieces, Lois Stowers and her husband, Tommy of Elkton, MD, Barbara Fritz and her husband, George of Newark, DE, Kimberly Kennedy, Stacey Chad of Middletown, DE, Becky and Dwayne Farley of Pineville, WV, and Kevin and Laura Ellis of Pineville, WV; nephew: Wade Perdue, Jr. and his wife, Kimberly from WV; goddaughter, Tabitha Horseman and her husband, Mike of Salisbury, MD; grandnephews: Travis Ellis and P.J. Ellis of Pineville, WV and Ryan Farley; great nieces: Jessica Guns Patton and her husband Hunter of Salisbury, MD, Kaytee Guns and her suitor, Mike Abbott of Rising Sun, MD, and Lexi Kennedy of Middletown, DE. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, which he adored.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Helen G. Ward, brother, Rick Kennedy, and sister, Mildred Perdue.

A celebration of David's life will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 259 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921. Family and friends may begin the visitation beginning at 10:00 AM. For those attending, please dress in casual attire, biking leathers, jeans, and cowboy boots! There will be a Sporting Clay/Skeet Holy Shoot in David's honor; Details to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Maryland Public Television" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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    Elkton, MD 21921

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259 East Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
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