March 17, 1929 - May 25, 2021
John Carrington Kenny, Jr. March 17, 1929 – May 25, 2021 John Carrington Kenny, Jr., 92, of Memphis, TN died peacefully Tuesday, May 25, 2021 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Carrington Kenny, Sr. and Martha Johnston Kenny; his loving wife of 65 years, Jean Pillow Kenny; his sister, Martha Ann Kenny Bland; and his oldest son, John Carrington Kenny, III. He graduated from Central High School and attended Yale University. He was a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Collierville, TN. John held memberships and leadership roles in many churches and organizations throughout his decades of a very active life in Memphis. His accomplishments were noteworthy and too many to name. He was a successful and well-respected businessman. In 1967, upon the death of his father, he led the continuation of the family floor covering business and grew the company and its services to the foundation of what it is today. Now, in its 91st year, under third generation leadership, Kenny Floor Covering remains a vibrant and successful business as part of the commercial construction industry. Although passionate about his love for golf and his golfing buddies, he was even more passionate about his love for his friends and family. He knew what it meant to be a trusted friend, and he was the consummate “family man”. He loved his family deeply and centered his life around them. Above all, though, he loved God, and his faith was strong and unwavering. And, as everyone who knew him would attest, he was charming, handsome, smart, pleasant, relaxed, polite, caring, and funny. Indeed, he was a true southern gentleman. John is survived by his son Kevin David Kenny (Susan); his daughter-in-law Sharie Van Tassel Kenny; three grandchildren, Allyson Marie Kenny Kellner (Zachary), Rosalyn Ruth Kenny Blackmon, and David Ghilchrist Kenny; and four great grandchildren Sarah Kellner, Joanna Kellner, Lydia Kellner, and Daniel Kellner. The family would like to express their most sincere thanks for the love and kindness expressed by John’s dear friend, Ann, and to the incredible staff at Trezevant Manor for their loving and caring support. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Canale Funeral Directors, 2700 Union Ave. Ext., Memphis, TN 38112. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 1380 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN 38017 followed by a burial service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38119. Please consider that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trezevant Manor Foundation, the Church of the Holy Apostles, or to the charity of one’s choice.
John Carrington Kenny, Jr. March 17, 1929 – May 25, 2021 John Carrington Kenny, Jr., 92, of Memphis, TN died peacefully Tuesday, May 25, 2021 with his family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Carrington Kenny,... View Obituary & Service Information
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John Carrington Kenny, Jr.
March 17, 1929 – May 25, 2021
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