Vernon “Crow” Kennedy
Vernon “Crow” Kennedy, 88 died January 21, 2017 at his Stites, ID home. Vernon was born May 8, 1928 at Winchester, ID to Harry & Jessie (Massey) Kennedy. The family soon moved to Stites, ID where he grew up and graduated from High School. At twelve years old he lost his left thumb, but this didn’t slow him down much. During his high school years while playing basketball, he gained the nickname “Crow” which stayed with him his lifetime.
After high school life took him on many paths, cat skidder, crane operator, bartender, car salesman and logger for many years until he became a mill worker. He retired after 25 years of service as a white hat for Clearwater Forest Industries, being Bob Krogh’s right hand man.
He grew up attending the first established Church of God in Idaho at Stites where his mother was a founding member. Later he became a Deacon and member of the advisory board. The Stites Church of God is now Gospel Lighthouse Church and he was still an active member.
He was very busy before and after retirement with many interests, Ram Booster Club President, School Board member, Prison Ministry, Gideon member, Civil air patrol, Lions Club, bowling, gardening and he loved to fly fish and hunt.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy; his parents, Harry and Jessie Kennedy; and his sisters, Doris Pate and Grace Robeson.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; his son, Steven; step daughters Sharon Davenport and Alta Fay Thompson, many children he helped raised like his own and many grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday January 28, 2017 at the Life Center, 4432 Highway 12, Kamiah, Idaho. A covered dish dinner will follow the Service at Gospel Lighthouse Church in Stites, ID. Private interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Kooskia, Id.
Memorial gifts in his memory may go to Gideons International or Syringa Hospice, 607 W Main, Grangeville, Id 83530
Trenary Funeral Home of Kooskia, Idaho assisted the family.
His life is a testament to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.