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James William “Bill” Kennedy II

James William “Bill” Kennedy II, 59, of Cleveland passed away Monday, June 4, 2018

James William “Bill” Kennedy II, 59, of Cleveland passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at his home.

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at Ray Funeral Home.

Bill was born in Cleveland on December 12, 1958, to William Odom Kennedy and Alice Joyce Holaday Kennedy.

In 1986, he married Michell Brower in Memphis, TN. He was an artist who was skilled at creating unique jewelry out of polished rocks.

He is preceded in death by his ex-wife Michell Brower Kennedy; father William Odom Kennedy; and niece Kennedy Joli Smith.

Bill is survived by his mother Alice Joyce Holaday Kennedy of Cleveland; son James Alan Kennedy of Newport, AR; grandson, Hayden Kennedy of Newport, AR; sisters Holly Reece (Rodney) of St. Louis, MO, June Gregg (David) of Como and Alice Smith (Joe) of Boyle; nephews, Bryan Reece of St. Louis, MO, Jacob Smith of Boyle; and niece, Joey Marie Smith of Boyle; and aunt Bertie Ann Holaday of Louise. Honorary pallbearers will be Rodney Reece, David Gregg, Joe Wayne Smith, Darrel Holaday, Gerry Holaday, and Robert Heslep.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to First United Methodist Church, Methodist Children’s Home, and/or Kennedy Joli Smith Nursing Scholarship at DSU School of Nursing, P.O. Box 31441.

To view and sign the online guestbook, please visit rayfuneralhome.net

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