Dwight Albert Kennedy

August 22, 1948 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 72)



Dwight Albert Kennedy, 72, of Kinston passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at his home. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Rachael Tyndall Kennedy, and sons, Kenneth Kennedy and Michael Kennedy.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching wrestling on television, and listening to George Jones sing. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jean Jones Kennedy, of the home; daughters, Amy Stroud and husband, Greg, of Kinston and Kim Jackson and husband, Tony, of Grifton; grandchildren, Gregory Stroud III and fiancée, Amber Potter, James Dillon, Ryan Dillon and fiancée, Taylor Hawkins, Lindsey Dillon, and Jodi Kennedy; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann, Sue, and Della; and brothers, Buddy, David, Bobby Gene, and Larry.

The family would like to thank Dr. Okonkwo and the nursing staff at Hope Physicians for their wonderful care, and Dwight’s special cousin, Allen Tyndall, who was like a son to him.

Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. A funeral service will be held at a later date.



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