James William Kennedy was born to Joseph and Elizabeth Kennedy on August 24, 1948 in Detroit Michigan. He passed away on November 28, 2012 in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
James was a proud veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the United States Army. He later became a member of the American Legion Post 32 in Livonia and worked as an Account Manager for Alliance Shippers.
James was the beloved husband of Jane. Loving father of Jennifer (Brian) Sheehan, Jessica (Jim) Mathison and Joseph. Dear grandfather of Erin Sheehan, Daniel Sheehan, James Mathison and Juliette Mathison. Cherished brother of Robert (Arlene). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
James' family will receive friends on Sunday December 2, 2012 from 3-9 pm with Service 6 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. (east of Newbugh and I-275) in Livonia.
He will be laid to rest on Monday December 3, 2012 at 1:30 pm at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.
For those who wish to make a donation in James honor the family suggests donations be made to:
the National Museum of the United States Army
c/o Beth Schultz
2425 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201