Michael “Big Mike” Kennedy, 63, of Iaeger, WV, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at his home with some of his family at his side. He was born on April 8, 1959 in Welch, WV a son of the late Lawrence and Nadine Pennington Kennedy. Mike was employed throughout the years by various coal companies. He was also an employee of Iaeger Memorial Cemetery for the last 22 years and was currently working there until his recent illness.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a nephew, Danny Kennedy Jr., his father and mother in law, Billy and Vonnie Mullins, and a very special friend, Jim “Ole Man” Pennington.
Survivors include his wife, Gracie, a son, Bryan Church and wife Emily of Spanishburg, three granddaughters Paisley, Makenna, and Emma Church of Spanishburg, three brothers Raymond (Tammy) Kennedy of Princeton, Danny (Geraldine) Kennedy of Iaeger, and Ricky (Jeannie) Kennedy of Chilhowie, VA, three brother in laws Leonard (Brenda) Mullins of Hensley, Chris (Angie) Mullins of Iaeger and Charles Mullins of Iaeger, three sister in laws Drema “Crickett” (Keith) DeLong of Avondale, Rita Chaffins of Iaeger and Courtney Mullins of Iaeger, a special niece who he thought of as a granddaughter, Hailey Mitchem, special friends Danny Ray Mullins of Iaeger and Joe Estep of NC, and a host of other loving family and friends that will miss him greatly.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, December 10th at Christ Cathedral Church, Iaeger, WV with Rev. Butch White officiating. He will be laid to rest in the McCoy Cemetery, Coon Branch Mountain, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 11 am until time of service on Saturday at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff of Amedisys Hospice for their care and services.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home.