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Gary Lee Kennaw

March 23, 1959 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Gary Kennaw Obituary

Gary Lee Kennaw

March 23, 1959 – January 26, 2024

Gary Lee Kennaw, age 64, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, January 26, 2024, surrounded by his loving family.

Born March 23, 1959, in Lima, Ohio, he was one of four children born from the union of James and Alberta (Cavinder) Kennaw. Shortly after high school, in 1980, Gary met Kelley Hartman and they went on to marry on March 8, 1986. Together they raised two sons. Kelley and Gary would enjoy over 44 years together before his passing.

Gary spent the first part of his career as a carpenter then went on to work for Ford Motor Company for more than 30 years. He was a very dedicated and hard worker.

Gary was an extremely talented man, there was nothing he couldn’t accomplish if he set his mind to it. He could fix anything whether it was a car motor, a household issue, or a broken heart. Gary could always be counted on to bail you out of the sticky situations that you got yourself into. He taught his sons many things but mostly, how to be good and respectable men.  Gary answered to many names.  He was a husband, a dad, a pappy, a papa, a brother, UG and friend. He was devoted to his family beyond measure and will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Gary loved adventure. In his younger years you might find him climbing a mountain in Arizona or winning a dance contest with Kelley. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing but his happiest times by far were spent camping with his family.

To cherish his memory he leaves his wife, Kelley, his children, Gary (Natalie) Kennaw, Corey Kennaw and Brandy Ward; grandchildren: Norah, Ethan and Emma Kennaw and Kelby, Haily, Alex and Austin and siblings: James Kennaw Jr. and Diane Boeskin.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy Mendenhall.

Family and Friends may visit on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Alpha Baptist Church in Livonia, MI. from 11am until 1pm. A service celebrating his life will take place at the church at 1pm with Pastor Steve Malson officiating.

Online words of comfort to the family may be made through www.ruppfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Saturday
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Alpha Baptist Church
28051 W Chicago
Livonia, MI 48150

Memorial Service
Saturday
February 3, 2024

1:00 PM
Alpha Baptist Church
28051 W Chicago
Livonia, MI 48150

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