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John E. Kennedy


John E. Kennedy, age 58 of Columbus, died Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital after an extended illness. John was born October 13, 1963 in Columbus to Stephen F. and Doris J. (Willard) Kennedy. On July 2, 2016 he married his partner Doug Kennedy in Perry County in addition to one year of marriage, they shared 26 years. In addition to his husband Doug, John is preceded in death by his father Stephen F. Kennedy, brothers Scott and Matthew Kennedy, a nephew Phillip and his maternal grandparents. He is survived by his mother Doris Kennedy, sons Eric and Josh Kennedy, granddaughter Faith Kennedy, grandsons Josh Kennedy,II and Elias Kennedy, a sister Linda Kennedy, many nieces and nephews. John was a produce manager for Kroger and a store manager for Certified Gas Stations. John was a goofball, he loved to have fun, dancing, playing the lottery and Ohio State football. The family will receive friends from 3-5pm Monday, October 18, 2021 at Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society, 5464 North High Street Columbus, where a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 5pm Monday.

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  • tammy gregory says:

    I will miss you John you was a true friend to me and Wayne I will never for get you

  • Irene Confer says:

    John you are now back with Doug and I know that you are smiling so big I will miss you real bad my brother I love you

  • Vanessa Roberts says:

    I just talked to you a few days before you passed. I will miss you my friend/brother I will miss joking around with you but I know you are with those who passed before and pray I see your smiling face again <3

  • Khrystal Hancock says:

    John, our friendship was too short but in that short amount of time I realized that I had been blessed to have ever got to know such a wonderful person as you. I will miss you dearly but I will treasure the memories that I have of you. Thank you for being my friend. Love, Khrystal

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