Donald Kennon

Born: Tue., Jun. 25, 1946
Died: Tue., Sep. 18, 2018


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 22, 2018
Location: New Bethel United Methodist Church

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 22, 2018
Location: New Bethel United Methodist Church

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 A native of Ball Play, Alabama, Donald Lee Kennon was born on June 25, 1946 to Joe and Inez Kennon.

Donald attended Cherokee County School System, graduating from Hatcher High School in 1964 and then attended Alabama A & M University in the Fall of 1964.

Donald graduated in 1968 from his beloved HBCU, Alabama A & M University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Weeks later he was drafted into the Army.

While serving his country in the Vietnam War, Donald received a number of accolades from the military; the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, 2 O/S Bars, Air Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Marksman Badge Rifle/M 14, Purple Heart. He was Honorably discharged as a Sergeant after his tour.

Donald wed Mary Dobbins on July 3, 1971 and moved to Rome, Georgia a year later. Here is where Donald and Mary spent the next 13 years raising their family. In 1984, they, along with their two daughters, moved to Metro Atlanta.

Donald retired from the Tax Commissioner’s Office in DeKalb County, Georgia in 2006.

Surrounded by his family, Donald passed away on September 18, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; one sister and one grandson, Kyle Kennon.

Donald leaves those to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Mary Kennon; two daughters, Donica and Alison Kennon; one, grandson, Alec Kennon; sister, Dorothy Kennon Covington and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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J Baker
   Posted Wed September 19, 2018
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one. The loss of someone in death can be a very difficult time for families. Grief is a feeling that everyone deals with it in their own way. Jesus reacted to the death of his friend Lazarus even though he had the power to bring him back to life. (John 11:33-35) By resurrecting Lazarus and others Jesus demonstrated on a small scale what he will do as the King of God’s Kingdom worldwide in fulfillment of Jehovah’s promise at Revelation 21:3-5.

Redding Family
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
To the Kennon Family- Please accept our sincere condolences. May you all receive comfort during this time and for times ahead. Psalms 94:19

Ken and Shirley Douglas
   Posted Fri September 21, 2018
Thinking of you and your family during this time.

Ken and Shirley

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