Joseph William Kennedy
January 23, 1984 - November 24, 2022
Joseph William Kennedy, age 38 and a resident of Thomas, died Thursday night November 24, 2022. He was born January 23, 1984 and was a 2002 graduate of Pine High School, where he played basketball. Joseph did scaffold building with his father at the Bogalusa mill and later worked with his family in carpentry and construction for Heritage Homes. He had the nicknames “Joey”, “Jo Jo” and “Earl” to family, friends and coworkers. He was a sports fan of the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and NASCAR, having been to Talladega Superspeedway for races several times. Joseph liked nice trucks, listening to his favorite music and hanging out with his family and friends.
Survived by: His Son: Kaleb Joseph Kennedy; Brother: Jacey McCaulie Kennedy and Bailey Andrews; Sister: Paris McKayla Kennedy; Grandparents: J.W. and Peggy Thomas; Uncles and Aunts: J.T. and Elisa Thomas, Lawanna Thomas, Helen Moore, Shone and Bill McNeese, Fran Kennedy, Joan Ezell, Teresa Pierce; Nephew and Niece: Dawson Morris, Danni Lynn Kennedy; Special Friends: Laken Jordan, Joshua “Booper” Martin; Also numerous cousins, other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jody William Kennedy and Penny Thomas Kennedy, grandparents Violet Thomas, J.W. and Martha Kennedy, aunt Angela Miller, aunt and uncle Janice and Kerwin Vogt, uncles Joey Moore, Barry Ezell, Bradley Pierce, cousins Sonny Morgan and Felicia Hillhouse.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Thursday December 1st from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and after 10:00 am on Friday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Friday with Rev. Harold Gaddy officiating. Burial will follow in the Caulie Thomas Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bradley Pierce, Joshua Ezell, Joshua Martin, Matthew Stevens, Cole Forbes, Carson Gerald