Robert Lee Kenney, age 89 of Ellijay, GA passed on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at home with his family. Robert was born December 20, 1931 in LaGrange, GA to his late parents William Ernest and Sarah Inez (McCray) Kenney. Robert graduated from Troup County High School in 1953. Robert attended LaGrange College and later Georgia State University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in business. Robert was a veteran of the US Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Cogswell DD-651 as a Sonarman during the Korean war. Robert worked for the Continental Insurance Company in Atlanta until he retired. He was also a member of Grace Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, GA. He is preceded in death by his daughter Janet Susan Kenney Shumate.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Angelene (Mobley) Kenney of Ellijay, GA, his son and daughter in law Glenn David and Sandra Denise Kenney of Ellijay, GA, Robert’s loving caregiver, Amber Ray of Ellijay, GA, who cared for him for two years and has since become part of the family, grandchildren Mary Beth Kenney of Morehead City, NC, W. Richard (JR) and wife Kathy White of Jasper, GA, sisters Dorothy Kenney Woodall of LaGrange, GA, Mildred Kenney Cindrick of Stockbridge, GA, niece Dottie Hamm of Naples, FL, brother in law Douglas Beehner of Naples, FL, great grandchildren Logan and Mason White of Jasper, GA.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Logan Funeral and Chapel. Funeral service will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brian Anderson officiating. Military Honors will be performed by the North Ga. Honor Guard. Interment will be at the GA National Cemetery in Canton, GA on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:30 am.
Flowers are being accepted or donations may be made to the Grace Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, GA in memory of Robert. The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Compassus Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.loganfuneralhome.com. Logan Funeral Home & Chapel in charge of arrangements.
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