Howard Eugene Kennedy, 82, died Feb. 21, 2014, at Barnsdall Nursing Home.

Visitation was held Feb. 24, 2014, at Powell Funeral Home in Hominy. Graveside services were held Feb. 25 at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy with the Rev. Andy Kennedy officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt’s Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at

Howard was born June 16, 1931, in Barnsdall to Fred Abraham Kennedy and Ruby Jewell (Kinnett) Kennedy. He graduated from Hominy High School with the Class of 1949. Howard married Betty Johnson on Dec. 24, 1949. He worked in the oilfield industry for 62 years.

He is survived by his son, Howard E. Kennedy and his wife, Donna, of Skiatook; his daughter, Karen Carter of Hominy; his son, Andy Kennedy and his wife, Amy, of Aliquippa, Penn.; his daughter, Cindy Eads and her husband, Wayne, of Bartlesville; his brother, Bill Kennedy of Monterey, Calif.; along with 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous other family members and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; his three brothers; his loving wife, Betty, who died on Sept. 14, 2000.