Kurtis Kennedy

Kurtis S. Kennedy

January 4, 1952 – June 1, 2024

Kurt was born in Edmond, OK.  He passed away peacefully at home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at 72 years of age.

He was proceeded in death by his parents Gerald and Beth Kennedy of Edmond, OK.  He is survived by his oldest son Wes and wife Jennifer Kennedy, their son Dillon Kennedy, and Kurt’s youngest son Jason Kennedy all of Edmond, OK.

Kurt is also survived by brothers Mark and wife Kathy Kennedy of Edmond, OK and Alan and wife Cheryl Kennedy of Lytle, TX.  Kurt has numerous nephews and nieces.

Kurt was an Edmond High School graduate where he was a member of the Memorial band.  After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971.  He served honorably in the Seabees.  He took great pride in his service to his country and the brotherhood he lovingly became a part of. “Can Do”

Post military service, Kurt became a plumber in Edmond and raised a family.  He went on to a successful career working for the City of Edmond Wastewater Department for over 30 years.  He successfully retired from there and went on to enjoy life.

Kurt enjoyed fishing, camping, classic war and western movies, spending time with friends, Seabee Swarms, motorcycles, classic cars and most importantly, family.

Kurt was an exceptional man, proud patriot, Navy veteran, friend, brother, dedicated son, uncle and father.

He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers the family would like you to consider making a donation to Folds of Honor in memory of Kurt.

Services will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel in Edmond, Oklahoma.

5 thoughts on “Kurtis Kennedy”

  1. Jack Alexander

    Kurt was a fellow Seabee whom i served with on Diego Garcia and in homeport in Davisville, Rhode Island. However we never met until the Swarm luncheons in Stillwater and we only lived a couple of miles apart here in Edmond. I did not know him well, but we were instant friends when we met. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Brother Bee.

  2. Elmo Mitchell

    Kurt was a fellow Seabee. We met at the Stillwater Swarm luncheons and enjoyed that time immensely. He will be greatly missed indeed. Rest in Peace fellow Bee!

  3. I met Kurt at one of our earliest Seabee Swarms in Stillwater and remember him as one who was proud to have served as a Seabee and so full of life. He was a true comrade and eager to share his exploits as a Bee on Diego Garcia and Guam. When Kurt spoke the whole room was his. Kurt was a regular at the Swarms and a true brother and patriot. Fair winds and following seas, Kurt.

  4. William Kennedy

    I spent a great deal of time in my late teens and early twenty’s with my cousin Wes and Uncle Kurt. Whether we were watching hockey games, grilling on the bbq, or taking road-trips to Dallas, kurt was never far away. He was a very proud family man. Even as I grew older and started a family of my own, I could always count on knowing there was a place at his table. He will be missed.

  5. Johnny & Renee Long

    Kurtis was a great friend you could count on him any time. We had great times together in school till he went to the Navy and I went to Vietnam. So glad I can call him my friend and brother. So glad he came out to my house to see each other before he passed.. Me and him and my wife Renee had a great visit with him. He will be greatly missed. We will never forget him un till we meet again. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace Brother , We love you. You are not in no more pain.

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