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1950 Jerry 2021

Jerry Kennedy

August 22, 1950 — October 20, 2021


Jerry Victor Kennedy, 71, of Gordon, NE left us to be with his son on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

He was born August 22, 1950, in Lewellen, NE to Donald and Lucille (Laing) Kennedy.  As a young boy he lived with his family on a ranch near Arthur, NE. Jerry attended Arthur High School where he currently still holds the school records for most points in a game, most points in a season and most rebounds in basketball. He graduated in 1968.

In February 1970 he married Patsy Gier in Ogallala, NE. To this union two children were born, Joe and Jerri (JJ).

In December 1974 he started as a brand inspector for the Nebraska Brand Committee. In the early 80’s Jerry left the Brand Committee and married Susan Druery. They made their home on a ranch north of Chadron.

In the mid 90’s Jerry returned to the Brand Committee, relocating to Mitchell, NE where he married Vickie HannaMadden.

As a newly single man in the mid 2000’s Jerry moved to Gordon, NE where he continued with the Nebraska Brand Committee until he retired in December 2018.

Jerry played the guitar and loved to sing/write country songs and cowboy poetry. He travelled around the panhandle of Nebraska performing for many people and special occasions. He enjoyed working on his ranch with his beloved horses and socializing with his numerous friends in Gordon and the surrounding area.

Per Jerry’s wishes, no services will be held at this time.  The family is planning a gathering to be held in the summer of 2022.

Jerry is survived by daughter, Jerri (Alan) Hamar of Canyon, TX; grandchildren, Brandon Hamar of Warrensburg, MO, Cole Kennedy, U.S. Marine Corp., Jordyn Kennedy of North Platte, NE and Dalton Hamar of Canyon, TX; great granddaughter, Alivia Kennedy of North Platte, NE; brother, Kenny (Laurel) Kennedy of Ogallala, NE; sisters, Phyllis (Ivan) Phillips of Whitman, NE, Nancy Glewwe of Hernando, MS and Kathy (Lionel) Williams of Buckner, MO; numerous nieces and nephews. Stepchildren, Tawnya Miller of Big Piney, WY, Reece (Sherrie) Druery of Toluca, IL, Trisha (Terry) Williamson of Chadron, NE and Will (Mindie) Druery of Anselmo, NE.; and 5 step-grandchildren. Stepchildren, Josh DeMarcinco of Omaha, NE, Jeremy Madden of Gering, NE, Lindsey (Cory) Hall of Lincoln, NE and Dan Maulsby of Omaha, NE.

Jerry was preceded in death by son, Joe Kennedy; parents Donald and Lucille Kennedy; brother, Mickey Kennedy and sister, Gloria Hutchison.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Albany 4-H, c/o Carrie Child at 7823 245th Trail, Gordon, NE 69343.

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