John Scott Kennedy, age 58 of Maryville, recently residing in Hiram, GA, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. John was a graduate of Alcoa High School. He was a truck driver for 28 years, enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons, and loved spending time with his family. He was a loving and warm person who always had a smile. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Preceded in death by father, John P. Kennedy; paternal grandparents, Olie “Bull” Kennedy and Mamie Byrum Kennedy; maternal grandparents, Ben Stewart and Dean Gray Stewart. Survived by his sons, Michael “Scooter” Kennedy, Adam Kennedy, Johnny Kennedy; granddaughter, Alyah Kennedy; mother, Joyce “Polly” and Leonard Curtis Whitehead; stepsister, Pamela Kennedy; stepbrothers, Tim Whitehead, Brian Whitehead; loving companion, Carolyn “Annie” Shoopman; loving aunts and uncles, Arnold and Vivian Teffeteller, Dot Fipps. The family ask, that for everyone’s safety, everyone in attendance to please wear a mask. Friends may come by the funeral home to sign the book and pay their respects from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, August 6, 2021. Family and friends will assemble at 1:00 PM for graveside service and entombment on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. T.J. Whitehead. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-98-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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