Ret. Col. Floyd L. “Mike” Kennon, Jr., Florida National Guard, 91 of Lake City, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at home with his family at his side. He was born in Lake City to the late Floyd L. Kennon, Sr. and Clarice Wells Kennon. Mr. Kennon was a graduate of Columbia High School class of 1946 and had attended both the University of Florida and Stetson University. Mr. Kennon went on to serve with the Florida National Guard with 31 years of service retiring at the rank of Colonel. He worked for many years with Kennon Tractor Company and Hackney Brothers Tractors. Mr. Kennon also served as a congressional aid to Don Fuqua and Bill Grant and served as the membership coordinator for Columbia County Chamber of Commerce. He was a devoted family man, a longtime member and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City and enjoyed fishing at Suwannee, Florida.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 72 years, Marie R. Kennon, Lake City; two daughters, Recie Davis (Mike) and Laura Hunter (Glenn), all of Lake City; four grandchildren, Travis Hunter (Amy), Kennon Hunter (Gretchen), Jennifer Bonner (Shane) and Jeffrey Davis (Giana); great-grandchildren, Kai, Kam and Kennon Bonner, Dominic Davis, Kaylin, Alaina and Brynn Hunter, Channing and Everleigh Hunter, and one Davis great-granddaughter due in June 2020.
Due to the recent health crisis, Memorial Services for Mr. Kennon will be postponed to a later date at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City. When services are scheduled, an announcement will follow in the Lake City Reporter. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to either the First Presbyterian Church of Lake City at PO Box 469, Lake City, FL 32055, the Christian Service Center at 441 NW Washington St., Lake City, FL 32055 or the Lake City Animal Shelter Montgomery Wellness Center Building Fund at 1392 NW Shelter Glen, Lake City, FL 32055. The Kennon family would like to express their gratitude to, Dr. Ravindra and Cheryl Whigham, for their longtime loving care and support to the family.
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