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Clarance ‘Roy’ Kennedy, age 79, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away May 13, 2013. Roy was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Ottawa, Kansas, to parents Clarance D. Kennedy and Mary Mulvaney Kennedy.

As a young man, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served during the Korean War. Roy later relocated to northwest Arkansas and worked for many years as a truck driver.

Roy was preceded in death by his first wife, June Carroll; and second wife, Pegi Kennedy; his parents; one son, Ronnie Kennedy; one daughter, Vonnie Summers, and one grandchild, Shelvin Bertini.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Kennedy; daughters, Shonnie and husband, Jerry Allen, of Trenton, Michigan, Lonnie and husband, Greg McAllister, of Perris, California, Tasha and husband, Shawn Bertini, of Toledo, Oregon, Zonnie and husband, Steven Seieroe, of Rogers, Arkansas; stepdaughter, Sherri and husband, Tony Wheeler, of Centerton, Arkansas; stepsons, LJ and wife, Tanya Hembry, of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Barry and wife, Anna Lea Hembry, of Hayden, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were  with Benton County Memorial Park Funeral Home, 3800 W. Walnut, Rogers, Arkansas.


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