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Tom Kennard

Tom Kennard

Died: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Age: 67
Thomas Kennard, 67, of Capac (formerly of Lapeer) also known to his golf buddies as (T-Man), passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 with all his loving family around him.

He was born March 10, 1942, in Flint, to Edwin and Virginia (Ginny) Kennard. He married Linda Broecker on April 20, 1963 in Imlay City. They were married 18 years until Linda passed away from ALS (Lou Gehrigís disease). Later he married Janet Brinker of Imlay City on September 14, 1992 in Mio, Michigan.

Tom graduated from Lakeville High School, class of 1961. He worked for over 30 years at Kennardís Bump Shop in Lapeer, owned by his father Ed Kennard. After selling the bump shop, he moved to Mio and owned and operated the Pink Elephant Party Store. After living in Mio for 8 years, he moved back home to Capac and worked for Holly Meadows Golf Course.

Tom had a great love for golf, bowling, archery and hunting. Tom was a great husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Kennard of Capac; sons, John Kennard (Torri Ruth) of Lapeer; Alan (Nancy Jean) Brinker of Imlay City; daughters, Darlene (Rodney) Fuller of Columbiaville, Kim (Jim) Parrish of Port Huron; siblings, Pat (Donny) Dennis of Attica, Linda Ballard of Columbiaville; granddaughters, Brittany Flickinger, Courtney Warner, Ashley Kennard, Seleste Brinker, Brittney Crews, Kami Wymore, Haley Turner; grandsons, Austin Turner, Brandon Parrish, Kyle Wymore; as well as many nieces, nephews and great friends. He was preceded in death by his first wife Linda Kennard; father, Edwin Kennard; mother, Virginia (Ginny) Kennard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: United Hospice Service, 2770 Main Street, P.O. Box 307 Marlette, MI 48453. Memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25 at Holly Meadows Golf Course of Capac, 4855 Capac Road Capac, Michigan 48014. Father Wayne Ureel from St. Cornelius Catholic Church of Dryden will officiate. Lunch will follow. By Tomís wishes cremation has taken place.

Arrangements by Jansen Family Funeral Home, Columbiaville. Share condolences online with the family at www.jansenfuneral home.com.
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