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Charles Kennedy, Jr.

December 26, 1959 — April 15, 2018

Charles Wesley "Wes" Kennedy, Jr. passed away at his home in Damon, Texas on Sunday, April 15, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends who all loved him dearly, after a hard-fought battle against esophageal cancer. Wes was born to Mary Ruth and Charles Wesley Kennedy on December 26, 1959 in Richmond, Texas and grew up in Damon, Texas, a place he called home his entire life. He met the love of his life, Donna Rene Wruck while in school when he was only a teenager, and spent his whole life loving her. Wes and Donna have two beautiful daughters, Tabitha and Samantha, who brought immeasurable joy to their lives. Wes absolutely adored his family and spent much invaluable time with them camping, hiking, and exploring our state's parks and natural treasures. He was an avid hunter and shared with family and friends his love of hunting, wildlife and the outdoors in general. Wes was also a diligent worker who strove to provide a good life for his family. He graduated from Brazosport College with a welding certificate and then continued his studies to be a chemical operator. Wes most recently worked at Nalco in Freeport as a Group Leader for the last 17 years where he made many more close friends.

Wes is survived by Donna Rene Wruck Kennedy, his devoted wife of 37 years; daughter, Tabitha and husband, Zac of Damon, and two precious grandsons, Jace and John; daughter, Samantha of Damon; mother, Mary Hoelewyn Nett of Angleton; mother-in-law, Dorothy Wruck of Damon; sister, Debra Kennedy of Georgia; brother, Levi Nett and wife Katelynn of Rio Grande City; sister, Katie Nett and husband Ernest of Angleton, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other close family members.

Wes is preceded in death by his father, Charles Wesley Kennedy of Damon; step-father, George Nett of Needville; father-in-law, Harvey Wruck of Damon; brother-in law, Bud Wruck of Damon; along with all of his grandparents.

Wes will be remembered at a visitation Friday, April 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 am Saturday, April 21,2018 also at the funeral home with Pastor Craig Taylor officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Levi Nett, Charlie Cox, Joe Bluda, Zac Coburn, Iwest Strambler, Lee Holt, Jason Cuneo, Yonas Embaye, Mario Trevino, Matt Hayes, and Marcus Barbosa.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MD Anderson (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center PO Box 4486 Houston, Texas 77210) to help battle this horrible disease that steals far too many of our loved ones much too soon.

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Visitation
Friday, April 20, 2018
6:00 PM 4/20/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/20/2018 8:00:00 PM
Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia

634 S. Columbia Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia
634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia 77486 TX
United States
Service
Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:00 AM 4/21/2018 10:00:00 AM
Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia

634 S. Columbia Drive
West Columbia, TX 77486

Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia
634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia 77486 TX
United States

Memorial Contribution

MD Anderson
The University of Texas Cancer Center
PO Box 4486
Houston, TX 77210
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