Julius Bernard Kennedy, Jr., loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at the age of 81 at his residence in Galveston. He was born January 4, 1930, and was a proud BOI. He was a brick mason by trade, but was also an avid and very adept sportsman. He loved bowling, golfing, fishing, shrimping, and hunting. He had to his credit a couple of perfect “300” bowling games and was the last original member of the “Moose Den” hunting camp. In addition, Julius was an avid NASCAR fan. He also loved to dance, and his partners loved dancing with him. He was a Lifetime member of Elks Lodge 126 and was named “Elk of the Year” for 2002-2003. Julius served his country in the US Army and was a retired Master Sergeant.
Julius was preceded in death by his parents, Julius Bernard Kennedy, Sr., and Francis Virginia Prino Kennedy. He is survived by his loving companion, Aurora Cotter; sons, Julius Bernard Kennedy, III, and wife, Sonia; Glenn Dow Kennedy and wife, Inga; grandchildren, Alexis Kennedy Walters and husband, Charles; Cameron, Jake, Sydney, Elliot and Ryker Kennedy; great grandchildren, Brooklyn and Dylan Walters; and former spouse, Barbara McMillan.
The family will receive visitors beginning at 5:00 pm, Friday, July22, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. An Elks Memorial Service will be held at 7 pm. Funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 23, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
Pallbearers will be John Carlson, Ronnie Herrin, Ron Hamilton, Sean Hawes, Jake Lupher, and Cameron Kennedy. Honorary pallbearer will be Joe Plowman.
The Kennedy family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the entire staff of The Meridian, the nurses and doctors at UTMB, and AMED Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Julius during his illness.
For those so wishing, memorials may be made to the Elks National Foundation, c/o Elks Lodge 126, 1518 Tremont, Galveston, TX 77550.