Jeff grew up in Post Falls, Idaho, graduating from Post Falls High School. The family moved to Louisiana and he attended Centenary College in Shreveport, graduating with a BA Degree in Visual Arts.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Clarence Gish, and his paternal grandparents, Paul and Lonie Kennedy.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Charlotte; one brother Kelvin Kennedy and wife Terri of Shreveport, LA; his grandmother Granny Ruth; 5 nieces and nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews, and friends made through the years.
Jeff worked for Dillard’s for several years in sales. However, he was an artist at heart. He loved being with friends and he loved going antiquing, searching for and finding that special “great buy”.
Jeff attended the Houston United Methodist Church when he was here.
He will be missed by family and friends that knew and loved him.
Services were held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Beth Duckworth officiated with burial in Pine Lawn Cemetery, Houston, Missouri. Pallbearers are Ted Kennedy, Alan Maxey, John Kennedy, James Kennedy, Charlie Kennedy and Mel Toleston. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, Missouri. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com