In memory of
Jimmie H. Kennedy
Read More
In memory of
Jimmie H. Kennedy
Kennedy, Jimmie H 7/18/1937 - 1/19/2020 Ann Arbor, MI Jimmie Hugh Kennedy, age 88, died on Sunday, January 19, 2020, with his family by his side. He was born in Success, Arkansas on July 18, 1931, the son of Joseph Earl Kennedy and Hattye (Spencer) Kennedy. He married JoAnn (Hansen) Kennedy on May 28, 1956. Jim proudly served in the US Army and National Guard. He was Manager of the Ann Arbor Municipal Garage and Motor Pool, as well as the first Manager of the AATA. He retired from Washtenaw Intermediate School District, where he was the Facilities Manager for High Point School. After he retired, he worked several years, for photographer Phil Borkowski, assisting him with his art and photography. He was a lifelong member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Association. Jim had many hobbies. In his younger days, he had a passion for racing cars. In later years, he was a regular at many Michigan race tracks, and was part of the pit crew for his son's race car. Both raced with the number 45. In addition to working on cars, Jim enjoyed deer hunting. Every November, he would head to "Deer Camp" with his son and many other friends. When he wasn't at the race track or hunting, he was building models, doing puzzles, crosswords, or spending time with his grandkids teaching them about guns, cars, birds, flowers, trees and life. He also went to Uptown Coney Island on Jackson Ave. every day to see his friends. Jim is survived by his three children, Jimmie R. (Susan) Kennedy of Pinckney, MI, Jody L. Little of Traverse City, MI and Jan M. (Anthony) Romero of Ann Arbor, MI; five grandchildren, Christopher and Katie Little, Lucas, Maria and Juliana Romero; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Joseph "Jay" Earl Kennedy; and sisters, Loretta Devern Springer and Winifred Roberta Ganley. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10am until the celebration of life at 11am at Nie Family Funeral Home; 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, or arborhospice.org .
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc
3767 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Past Services ╲╱
opt299:
opt312: Original
In memory of
Jimmie H. Kennedy
Kennedy, Jimmie H 7/18/1937 - 1/19/2020 Ann Arbor, MI Jimmie Hugh Kennedy, age 88, died on Sunday, January 19, 2020, with his family by his side. He was born in Success, Arkansas on July 18, 1931, the son of Joseph Earl Kennedy and Hattye (Spencer) Kennedy. He married JoAnn (Hansen) Kennedy on May 28, 1956. Jim proudly served in the US Army and National Guard. He was Manager of the Ann Arbor Municipal Garage and Motor Pool, as well as the first Manager of the AATA. He retired from Washtenaw Intermediate School District, where he was the Facilities Manager for High Point School. After he retired, he worked several years, for photographer Phil Borkowski, assisting him with his art and photography. He was a lifelong member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Washtenaw County Law Enforcement Association. Jim had many hobbies. In his younger days, he had a passion for racing cars. In later years, he was a regular at many Michigan race tracks, and was part of the pit crew for his son's race car. Both raced with the number 45. In addition to working on cars, Jim enjoyed deer hunting. Every November, he would head to "Deer Camp" with his son and many other friends. When he wasn't at the race track or hunting, he was building models, doing puzzles, crosswords, or spending time with his grandkids teaching them about guns, cars, birds, flowers, trees and life. He also went to Uptown Coney Island on Jackson Ave. every day to see his friends. Jim is survived by his three children, Jimmie R. (Susan) Kennedy of Pinckney, MI, Jody L. Little of Traverse City, MI and Jan M. (Anthony) Romero of Ann Arbor, MI; five grandchildren, Christopher and Katie Little, Lucas, Maria and Juliana Romero; and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Joseph "Jay" Earl Kennedy; and sisters, Loretta Devern Springer and Winifred Roberta Ganley. Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 10am until the celebration of life at 11am at Nie Family Funeral Home; 3767 W. Liberty Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Arbor Hospice, 2366 Oak Valley Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, or arborhospice.org .
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc
3767 W Liberty Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Past Services ╲╱
Sort

We’re Still Delivering Sympathy Flowers

Legacy and our florist partners are in close contact during this COVID-19 crisis to ensure your sympathy flower order is delivered in a safe and timely manner.

If we aren’t able to get your order completed in a timely manner, or you’re not fully satisfied, we will fully refund your purchase.

Florists have been advised to follow CDC and WHO guidelines for hygiene and safety. To maintain social distancing, flowers may be left at the door with no person-to-person handoff, or may arrive in gift boxes via FedEx and UPS.

Thank you for your understanding.

Read more Icon/Arrow Down Created with Sketch.
100% Money Back Guarantee
Need Help? Have Questions?