"Dignity without compromise"

Rev. Bobby Gene Kennedy


Rev. Bobby Gene Kennedy, 72, a resident of Okmulgee, died in Tulsa, OK on January 13, 2003. Rev. Kennedy was born on June 5, 1930 in Sherman, TX to Willy Van Meter and May (Shackelford) Kennedy. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, TX, where he was an office of the ROTC, received a four year Football Scholarship from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Then moved back to Dallas. In 1971 he graduated from the Christ of the Nations Institute in Dallas. He was licensed with the International Church four Square Gospel for 30 yrs. He was Pastor in Roswell, NM, Garland, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, Greenville, TX, Midwest City, OK, and Okmulgee, OK from 1999 until present. Rev. Kennedy had done mission work in W. Africa, was co-founder of the Christ Eternity Fellowship in Dallas, TX and had served as Chaplain for the Dallas County Jail and the Okmulgee Police Department. His parents and one sister Sue Reynolds preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife Glinda Sue Lee, who he married September 15, 1996, a daughter and son in law Robin and Stan Tittle of Rotan, TX, a son and daughter in law Christopher and Debbie Kennedy of Paris, TX, step daughters Kim Roach of Blossom, TX and Kerry Cowart, Abilene, TX, step sons David Hunt of San Antonio, TX and Jessie Hunt of Merkel, TX, a sister and brother in law Billie and Peyton Wade of Dallas, TX twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 9 am at the Four Square Gospel Church in Okmulgee. Rev. Henry Jacobs will officiate. The McClendon-Winters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Other services will be take place in Rotan, TX.