Obituary published Sept. 10, 2013, in The Mexico Ledger
Robert J. "Bob" Kennon, 86 of Auxvasse, died at 9:40 a.m., Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Golden Living Center/Pin Oaks in Mexico.
Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 11th at 11 a.m. at Pickering Funeral Home. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Concord Cemetery west of Auxvasse.
Bob was born in Callaway County, June 7, 1927 the son of Ernest E. and Ellen (Louden) Kennon. He was married on November 20, 1952 to Betty Jo Hinten in Harrison, Ark. who survives at the home.
Bob loved to work on cars and tractors. He enjoyed gardening and working in the yard, and loved hunting rabbits and quail.
He served in the U.S. Army where he was honorably discharged. He retired from A.P. Greens after working there 42 years, retiring in 1989.
Survivors include four sons, Michael (Agnes) Kennon of Auxvasse, Rob (Gloria) Kennon of Columbia, Ron (Laura Nell) Kennon of Fulton and Patrick (Leslie) Kennon of Columbia; two daughters, Debra Morse of Columbia, and Vickie (Ron) Wallace of Fulton; 12 grandchildren, Stacey (Tim) Spinks, Brenda (Jamie) Swaim, April (Mark) Custard, Matthew (Jessica) Sullivan, Heather (Harry) Adams, Seth (Pam) Gaddie, Sarah Gaddie, Bradley (Sarah) Kennon, Tori (Paul) Winkler, Brendan Kennon, Keara Kennon, William Kennon; and 19 great-grandchildren; Travis, Braedon, Caitlyn, Jacob, Liam, Collin, Keagan, Ceiran, Alex, Grace, Alyssa, Addison, Alexis, A'Sean, Akai, Keeley, Thomas, Mason, and Elijah.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mae Cox, Mary Meyer, and Faye Franks; three brothers, Ernest Kennon, John Kennon and Billy Kennon; and one grandson Patrick Michael Sullivan.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be given to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.
Expressions of sympathy may be given at www.pickeringfh.com.