Leroy Duane Kennell, age 80 of Jefferson, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at his home.

Mr. Kennell was born on June 30, 1940 in Lansing, Michigan to Duane and May Hunt Kennell. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 41 years, Pat Joyce Kennell; and a brother, Danny Owen Kennell.

Mr. Kennell was a deacon at Pomona Church of Christ before moving to Ashe County where he was faithful to West Jefferson Church of Christ. He was always there to help others. Mr. Kennell retired as the CFO of Schrader Automotive after 20 years. He then worked at United Chemi-Con (Sprague Electric) from 1986 to 2005, retiring as CFO. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. Kennell is survived by: his wife, Minnie P. Kennell; two daughters, Kimberly K. Edmisson and husband Eric of Dickson, TN; Kristy Owings and husband Tim of Dickson, TN; adopted daughter, Kristy Wall and husband David of Cookeville, TN; one sister, Pam Otis and husband Bill of Florida; stepdaughter, Suzie Bright and husband William of Duncan, SC; stepsons, Tim Winters and wife Tammy of West Jefferson and James Winters of West Jefferson; grandchildren, Noah Edmisson, Chase Edmisson, Kaylee Edmisson, Logan King, and Taylor Wall; also surviving are several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm at West Jefferson Church of Christ by Minister Tim Canup. Burial will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Union Cemetery, Ragan Addition in Dickson, TN.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at West Jefferson Church of Christ.

The family requests that masks be worn at the services.

The family respectfully requests no food or flowers please. Memorials may be made to the M.S. Foundation, National Headquarters, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132 or Medi Home Hospice, P.O. Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640 or West Jefferson Church of Christ.

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