Elliott D. Kenney, better known as "Jack" to his loved ones and friends, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at his home with his daughter, Diana, by his bedside.
Jack was born in Mingus, Texas, on May 27, 1928, the youngest of nine children. He had just lost his beloved wife, Jo Ann Kenney, on Nov. 24, 2008.
Jack was a machinist in Globe for 12 and a half years before he moved his family to Kingman in June of 1968. He started driving for Somerville Trucking and was later hired by Roadway Express, where he retired after 18 years of service. During his time there, Jack received a pair of plaques celebrating his impeccable safety record over more than 2 million miles of driving.
A cancer survivor for 17 years, Jack donated his body for research with Biological Research in Phoenix.
Jack is survived by his daughter, Diana Kenney of Kingman; his son, Al Kenney of Brookings, Ore.; and daughters, Deborah Bell of Texas and Donna Kenney of Lake Havasu City. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Dale Crum of Simi Valley, Calif.; sister, LaRue Welty of Texas; grandsons, J.T. Aiken of Denver, David Potter of Ventura, Calif., and Edward and Jason Kenney; and six great-grandchildren.
The memorial will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Desert Church of Christ, 2345 Gordon Drive.
In memory of Jack Kenney, donations can be made to Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice Foundation, 1790 Sycamore Ave., Kingman, AZ 86401.