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Dr. Kennedy

March 24, 1933 — August 29, 2017

Dr. Kennedy

Funeral services for Dr. Malcolm Don Kennedy will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Krestridge Funeral Home, Levelland Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 - 8 PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Krestridge Funeral Home. Burial service will commence at 4:30 PM at Lynn Creek Cemetery, Jacksboro, Texas.

Dr. Kennedy was born March 24, 1933 in Grapeland, Texas. His parents were the late Dr. & Mrs. Malcolm Graham Kennedy. He shared his childhood with two sisters, Polly Ann Parmer and Frances Kennedy. He attended public school in Grapeland, Texas before moving to Levelland, Texas his Sophomore year.

After graduating Levelland High School, 1950, Dr. Kennedy attended Texas Tech University, The University of Texas in Austin, and The University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. In 1957, Dr. Kennedy earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, and began teaching general dentistry at The University of Texas in Houston. He moved to Levelland April 1, 1958, to begin family practice.

''Be Someone Healthy'' was a goal and commitment Dr. Kennedy practiced, as well as encouraged to all of his patients. He read daily, and attended group studies, to stay proficient for those he served in his profession, as well as teaching his family. He formally maintained and improved upon his education throughout his practice. He received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, as well as Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International. Other dental organizations in which he held memberships were: American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Society for Occlusal Studies, South Plains District Dental Society, National Flying Dentists Association, and American Society of Preventive Dentistry.

Dr. Kennedy served as president of South Plains District Dental Society, University of Texas Dental Branch Alumni Association, and Levelland Rotary Club. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and he received the Honorable Order of Good Fellow from the Texas Dental Association. He was a member of The Levelland and Kingsland Chamber of Commerce, and served on the board of directors in Levelland. He was a lifetime member of The First United Methodist Church, and continued to enjoy his association with Texas Tech Alumni and his Wrangler fraternity brothers.

In 1997, Dr. Kennedy retired from dentistry after serving his community for forty years.
His past and recent hobbies included reading, art, travel, aviation, hunting, water sports, snow-skiing, and pulling weeds!

His children called him ''Daddy, Dad, and P.Pa'' - they all made him smile. He was a giving person through his profession, community service, friendships - but, especially as a husband and father. Such a short and simple way to describe this person we all loved and admired, for he shared his heart, as well as his knowledge. He inspired us to simply do our best, and he exemplified the person he continually strived to be through practicing the Rotary four-way test: ''Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?''

Immediate family members include his wife, Jeanne and three children: Daughter, Martha Rodgers of Ft. Worth; Son, Curt Kennedy and his wife Trlica of Pearland; Son, Kelly Kennedy of Midland. Four grandchildren: Michelle Myers and husband Shawn of Ft. Worth; Ashley Rodgers of Brownfield; Celeste and Jackson Kennedy of Pearland. Four great-grandchildren: Kameron and Kaitlin Wade of Ft. Worth; Joei and Kyrn Rogers of Brownfield. Two sisters: Polly Parmer of Granbury, and Frances Kennedy of Abilene. One Godson: Richard Ellis of Levelland.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Krestridge Funeral Home. (806) 897-1111

Visitation Schedule

Krestridge Funeral Home
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Friday, September 1, 2017
6 - 8 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
Krestridge Funeral Home Chapel
505 Austin Street
Levelland, TX  79336
Saturday, September 2, 2017
10 AM
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Burial Schedule

Lynn Creek Cemetery
Jacksboro, TX
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