David Byron Kennedy, a native of Prichard, Alabama, and a resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2022, at the age of 78.
Byron was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Azeline Beasley; father, William Everett Kennedy, siblings, Jesse Roderick (Judy) Kennedy and Scherry Kennedy. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Diane Eberlein Gill-Kennedy; his nephews, Marcus (Rene’) Kennedy, Michael (Wendy) Kennedy and one niece, Rachel (Johnathan) Graham.
Byron was a 1962 Graduate of Vigor High School. Having excelled in sports, Track and Field (Discus) and Football, he received a four-year full scholarship from the University of Alabama and proudly played for Coach Paul Bryant. He went on to Graduate with a BS Degree in Business and later received his MBA from the University of Vanderbilt.
Byron was Southeast Regional Manager for Ely Lilly Pharmaceuticals, specializing in their Oncology Department. He later became Sales Manager for Motorola Telecommunications and retired from owning his own National Collegiate and Political Sign business here in Mobile.
A private memorial service will be held for him at a later date. Expressions of condolences for the family may be offered at www.hughesfh.com and/or to Mrs. Diane Eberlein Gill-Kennedy, 162 Ideal Ave. Mobile, Alabama 36608.
Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
Sorry for your loss
Hey, Diane, thank you for sharing. I have been thinking of you and our “husband’ discussions. Know that my heart is hugging yours. I know we will see him again. As your grief changes over the years, your love never will.
So sorry for your loss as well as the family loss..
So sorry for your loss Diane.
Diane and Family, So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you strength through these trying times. Psalm 121: Vs 1-2
May you feel the hand of almighty God on your shoulder as you endure this great loss. Please know that you are loved by me and many more and you will be in our constant prayers.
Enjoyed seeing you today at the T’ville Reunion. I know your life has totally changed and you’re missing your soul mate. But, if you stop to think about it, Byron would want you to go on living and not mourn for him too long. His sweet smile tells me that he was a very kind and uplifting person. Apparently, Heaven must have needed him. Love and prayers for you dear friend.–Pat Tillman Moore