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Gary S. Kenney, Sr.

March 11, 1948 — May 6, 2024

Gary Samuel Kenney, Sr., of Paris, left this walk of life to be with his Lord and Savior on May 6, 2024, at the age of 76, at the TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN

Gary loved his Lord and Savior, which was evident in his daily life and Bible Study.

His Small group families will miss his attentiveness to not moving forward in our studies, until everyone understood the message we were to hear from God’s Word.  He was a retired Human Resources Manager from the Valeo Automotive Company and was a member of TVCC and the Paris Rotary Club.  Gary was a devoted husband, father, brother, and grandfather.

Gary was born March 11, 1948, in Geneva, NY to the late John Kenney, Sr., and the late Peggy Jones Kenney.

He married Elizabeth Jane “Liz” Garland Kenney on August 21, 2004, who survives, of Paris.

In addition to his loving wife, Gary is also survived by his children, Gary Kenney Jr., of Manhattan, NY, Chris (Mandi) Kenney of Buffalo, NY, and Jennifer Kenney of Brockport, NY; bonus children, Chris (Cori) Louden of Massena, NY, Erin (Alex) Musick of Cleveland, TN, and Jennifer (Michael) Greenhaw of Williamston, NC; two brothers, Bill (Wendy) Kenney of Holley, NY, and Greg Kenney of Brockport, NY; a sister, Elizabeth Kenney Henderson of Geneva, NY; his former spouse, Carolyn Kenney of Rochester, NY; nine grandchildren, Mikayla, Draven, Parker, Jaysen, Logan, Paisley, Mia, Everett, and Deaglan; his mother in law, Winifred Garland of Dexter, MO; many nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Bill and Dawn Hurney of Paris.

Additional survivors include many nieces, nephews, and cousins, his Men’s Thursday morning Bible Study Brothers in Christ, and many friends too numerous to name.


Along with his parents, Gary was also preceded in death by a bonus son, Danny Louden.

Ridgeway Funeral Home 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242, is handling the arrangements.  Memorial visitation will be held, Sunday, May 19, 2024, at TVCC from 2 until 3pm, with a memorial service to follow at 3 pm.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be members of the Paris Rotary Club and the members of Men’s Thursday Morning Bible Study group.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Men’s Hope Center 326 Lazy Day Lane, Paris, TN 38242.

“Gary, this is only so long, until we meet again” Liz.



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Sunday, May 19, 2024

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Sunday, May 19, 2024

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2500 E Wood St, Paris, TN 38242

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