Joe Edward Kennedy, 83, a resident of Union City, died Dec. 1, 2021, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Union City Baptist Temple. Rev. Pastor Tony Keeton will officiate.
Burial will follow in Terrace Hill Cemetery.
White-Ranson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Family will receive visitors from noon until the hour of services at the church.
Mr. Kennedy was born on Nov. 20, 1938, in Obion to the late Lloyd and Effie (Berry) Kennedy.
He worked as a meat processer for the former Reelfoot Packing Company. On June 13, 1999, he married Shirley Atkison. She survives.
He attended Union City Baptist Temple.
He is also survived by a daughter, Corrine Kennedy of Union City; two sons, Carl Wayne Kennedy of Trimble and John Allison (Mary Beth) Kennedy of Troy; nine grandchildren, Theresa Kennedy of California, James Franklin Kennedy of Union City, Joseph Kennedy of Florida, Christy Kennedy of Trimble, Isaiah Kennedy of Union City, Evelyn Rose Kennedy of Troy, Marley Dawn Wilkins of Huntingdon, Taylor Marie Wilkins of Oregon and Autumn Lace Faught of Georgia; two stepdaughters, Shelia Ronnell Guiles of Union City and Twila Lavon Guiles of Ark.; and two stepgranddaughters, Joyce Ann Sullivan of Hornbeak and Gabrilla Lace Lewis of Union City.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ellen Jane Kennedy; his daughter, Jo Ellen Kennedy Faught; a son, James Kennedy; and a stepgrandson, Kevin Dale Sullivan.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.