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Justin Tyler Kennedy, 26, Greensburg, formerly of Holton, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, near Hays as the result of a vehicle accident.
He was born Sept. 29, 1987 in Holton, the son of Paul Bernard and Janet Elaine (Kimmi) Kennedy.
Justin graduated from Holton High School in 2006. He attended Hutchinson Community College for two years earning an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science.
Justin had lived most of his life in Holton and three years in Greensburg. He worked for Mandan Oil Field Service, LLC as a heavy equipment operator. Justin was a Volunteer Firefighter in Greensburg and was a Fireman for 18 months. He also worked for Oldham’s/Banner Creek LLC in Holton and had enjoyed farming with his father.
Justin was a member of the St. Dominic Catholic Church in Holton and a member of Ducks Unlimited.
Survivors include his parents, Paul and Janet Kennedy of Mayetta; maternal grandmother, Mary Catherine Kimmi of Holton; a sister, Beth Smith (Jason) of Holton; two brothers, Jason Kennedy (Melissa) of Kansas City and Caleb Kennedy (Sarah) of Holton; four nieces, Lorna and Kennedy Smith and Jordan and Rory Kennedy; a nephew, Jase Kennedy; and his companion, Kari Neilson and her son, Bentley. of Greensburg.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bernard and Doris Kennedy; and maternal grandfather, Warren Kimmi.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Holton. Burial will be held in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Holton. Family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Justin Kennedy Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com