Tommy Ray Kennedy, age 52, of Hays, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health-Wilkes Regional.

He was born February 9, 1967 in Wilkes County to Curtis and Brenda Stanley Kennedy. Tommy loved to ride, train, and shoe horses. He also loved the outdoors, animals, ranching and children. Mr. Kennedy was preceded in death by a daughter, Tiffany Kennedy; and a grandson, Luke Combs.

Surviving are his wife, Tina Combs; his parents, Curtis and Brenda Stanley Kennedy of Hays; daughters, Brittany Kennedy and fiancé Franklin Keys of Lenoir, Hope Ashley of Hays, Rachel Bledsoe and spouse Dean of West Jefferson; grandsons, Hunter and Noah Combs of North Wilkesboro; granddaughters, Emma Combs of North Wilkesboro, Caroline Bledsoe of West Jefferson; brother, Ken Kennedy of Hays; sister, April Edwards of Wilkesboro.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Shepherd and Rev. John Combs officiating. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 Tuesday night. Flowers will be accepted. 

Pallbearers will be Josh Kennedy, Franklin Keys, Randy Brown, Ryan Blackburn, Jason Cleary, Tanner Barker and Ken Kennedy.

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