Darrell Ray Kennedy, age 70, of Ferguson, passed from this life on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset.

He was born October 22, 1946 in the Murrell Community of Wayne County, Kentucky son to the Late James Newell Kennedy and the late Dorothy Mary Kidd Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was a transporter for Alton Blakely Ford for many years. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Bronston Baptist Church. Darrell enjoyed fishing, boating, deer hunting, watching football and NASCAR Racing, and working in the yard. Above all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Besides his parents; he is preceded in death by a brother-in-law; Gerald Haynes.

Darrell is survived by his wife; Joetta Whitaker Kennedy, daughter; Amy (Charlie) Kennedy Wesley of Somerset, brother; James Larry (Lonna) Kennedy, sister; Mary Lou Haynes, four grandchildren; Cory Brant Rambo, Savannah Jo Wesley, Ashley Wesley, Bridget Wesley, six great-grandchildren, his special pets; “Spudz” and “Scooter”, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 11 o’clock a.m. in the chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 1 o’clock p.m. in the Southern Oaks Cemetery with Bro. Brad Grover officiating.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Darrell Ray Kennedy.