In Memory

David Kennedy

David William Kennedy, Jr., 62 of Billings, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Sunday, December 4, 2011.

The son of David and Marjorie Kennedy he was born May 5, 1949 in Billings. He attended Fratt School and graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1967. He attended college before entering the Air Force in 1970.  Following his discharge he returned to Billings.

A gentle kind soul, David was an avid reader and enjoyed spending summers on his grandparent’s farm.

His father preceded him in death March 31, 2011.

Survivors include his mother Marge, sister Lynn Kennedy, brother Patrick, his aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and his caregivers, Don and Bev Lee.

Cremation has taken place. Vigil service and military honors will be held 7pm Thursday at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be 10am Friday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.

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03/01/17 02:58 PM #1    

Steve Janich

The ARTIST... Have your car photos posted..What a talent  Your outgoing personality, humor and friendship cannot ever be forgotten..Your service related issues were heartbreaking.. Your struggles of over 40 years no one should have had to bear.. As I told you on our "visits" keep your head up and never lose your sense of purpose..  Your friend always....

08/10/17 06:47 PM #2    

Bruce Litwin

Dave and I were the closest of friends growing up. We both lived on Avenue F, went to the same church and attended Fratt Elementary school together until 8th grade. We both transferred to Lewis & Clark Junior High in 9th grade. I remember playing basketball with Dave, Tom Welton (West HS ’67) and Tim Bergstrom at Evergreen Park from dawn to dusk during summers. As we know, Dave was a very talented artist. The cartoonist Stand Lynde lived near our homes and Stan’s studio was in his basement.  Dave and I would sneak over to Stan’s house after dark some summer evenings and lay on the grass and watch Stan draw Rick O’Shay on his big draft table. It was really hard to make Dave go home he was so excited and enthralled to watch Stan Lynde draw. I recently looked through my BHS yearbooks and found several drawings that Dave had given me in my 1966 yearbook.  Dave was the manager of the cross country team while I was on it and we continued our friendship through senior year.  I was devastated when I heard that Dave had come home from the Vietnam War forever changed - a living wounded warrior.  I never saw Dave after high school and regret that now. He had so much potential that was never brought to fruition.  I hope that he has found peace in heaven

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