John Patrick Kennedy

Born on October 24, 1950

Departed on April 27, 2014 and resided in Nashville, TN

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John Patrick Kennedy, age 63 of Nashville, passed away on April 27 at Alive Hospice after a 3 year battle with brain cancer. He was known as Jack to most. He was born on October 24, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Helen Kennedy. He is survived by his wife, Chong Hui; daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Dean Long; son, John Paul Kennedy; granddaughter Savannah Long; brother and sister in law, Robert and Mary Kennedy; niece Erin Kennedy and nephew Brian Kennedy. Jack served for the US Army for 20 years and retired as a CW3 officer. He was a self employed mechanic who loved cars, collecting coin, and was an active gun enthusiast. Visitation will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Thursday, May 1st from 4-8pm with Rosary at 7pm. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 2nd at 9am at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, 6962 Charlotte Pike; online guestbook www.westharpethfh.com 352-9400.

6 Comments to Mr. John Patrick Kennedy

  1. darla bomar,rn
    April 29, 2014 11:32 pm

    i was one of John’s nurses from amedisys home heatlh. I am so sorry for his passing. I have been gone from amedisys since july of last year. I remember that the last day that i saw him was when my car would not start, so you gave me a ride to the rental company. I know how special a person that he was, always so kind and in good spirits. God be with you.

  2. Kay Miller
    April 30, 2014 11:47 am

    Always a smiling face when ever I would pop in. First met Jack at the shop on Charlotte. He will be missed! Chong, Paula, JP, Lee and the rest of the faimily hope you find comfort that he will always be your gaurdian angel.I know you miss him dearly and I will be praying for you all during the difficault days ahead.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Kay Miller
    Yorba Linda, CA

  3. Kathye Creacey
    April 30, 2014 2:26 pm

    Chong,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. I can only imagine the pain and hurt you and your family are going through. My heartfilled thoughts and prayers are with you in the days and months to come. I know he will be missed. There are so many memories you can treasure to make some of the pain go away. Though, the pain will never really go away. It will always be there but find some comfort in knowing you have another Guardian Angel watching over you and your family.

    Paula and John,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your DAD. I know that feeling. It does get easier with time but don’t rush it. Feel all that you feel! It is ok. Your loving Mother is very strong! Lean on each other as and when you need to.
    No more pain.
    Remember all the love your Dad gave you.

    I will keep you guys in my prayers.

    Love you,
    Kathye Creacey

  4. Karen VanEldik
    April 30, 2014 8:54 pm

    Chong and family,
    I know how deep the hole in your heart is right now Chong. Your love for John was so apparent. I have never seen anyone care for someone like you did for him. You are a strong woman, much stronger than you realize. You concentrate on the beautiful family you have and John will be looking over you. I have enjoyed getting to know you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

  5. Carol McGuire
    May 1, 2014 9:06 am

    Chong & Family,
    My thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time. He gave it a good fight, no more pain or suffering. We never know when God will call us home. Cherish the memories and lean on each other through this difficult time.
    Love,
    Carol & Bill & Family

  6. Christy Knox
    May 1, 2014 8:43 pm

    Mrs Chong I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m so lucky to get to take care of Jack. He was such a sweet man and so nice to me. He was my buddy and I will miss him. And I will miss seeing you too. You are such a sweet heart and you did a wonderful job taking care of him .I will be praying for you and your family tomorrow

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