Charles Leon “Chuck” Kennedy

Charles Leon “Chuck” Kennedy

Charles Leon “Chuck” Kennedy

August 22, 1956~January 06, 2024

Charles Leon “Chuck” Kennedy 67, of Baker, Florida passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at his home.

Chuck was born on August 22, 1956 to Charles and Emily Kennedy in Crestview, Florida and was raised in California and Arizona to then move back to his home as an adult to the family farm. Charles Leon Kennedy graduated from Flagstaff (AZ) High School in 1974. Chuck was a retired Captain with the Department of Corrections after over 20 years of dedicated service.

He was a Mormon by faith who loved spending time with his grandchildren and took pride in teaching his grandson how to swim. He was loved by all and will be missed dearly.

Chuck is preceded in death by his mother Emily Porter and his sister, Julie Thompson.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 16 years, Linda Kennedy, his father, Charles Edward Kennedy (Sue), his daughters, Alexis Janis (Shaun), Surprise,  Az. and Jennifer Brown, the three stepchildren, Caitlyn Green (Trey), Amanda Maestre (Dominic) and Devon Cassidy, his three brothers, Doug Kennedy (Tara), Patrick Kennedy (Heather) and Frank Kennedy (Dawna), seven grandchildren, Sean, Alaina, Jazmine, Zoie, Lainey, Mikey and Emily and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2024 beginning at 11;00 a.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Frank Kennedy officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 10 -11am at the funeral home.

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Debbie Evans

January 12, 2024, 5:02 pm

I never got to know Chuck but I knew from his wife he was a wonderful husband and grandfather. I knew he will be missed so much. My heart goes out to Linda and the family. With deepest sympathy Debbie & Barry

Rick Norman

January 13, 2024, 12:53 am

My condolences to Charlie’s family and friends. He was a great person and friend. I will miss him. I knew Charlie back in the 70’s (from the Flagstaff days)he was kind, fair and just a friendly person. Sorry for your loss. RIP Brother!

Michelle & Skip Riddle

January 13, 2024, 1:55 am

Leon will certainly be missed! Lots of love to all!!

Lori Booker

January 14, 2024, 1:45 am

I’m very saddened to hear of Chuck’s passing. I knew him as a dedicated correction officer having met him when he was a sergeant at Okaloosa CI.
As a nurse working in corrections I always knew he had our backs. My condolences to his family and friends.

Tracey L. Worrell

January 14, 2024, 3:16 am

One of the first people I met in 94 when I started the Department of Corrections. Great guy. He will be missed.

Wendy Southwell

January 14, 2024, 3:56 am

My condolences to Kennedy’s family he truly was a sweet and kind man. I worked with him at Okaloosa and Santa Rosa for many years. He was always a good friend and person. He had a good soul so I know he’s in the best place he could be and his family can rest assure he will have an everlasting life.

Sam Merced

January 14, 2024, 3:27 pm

May you rest in peace my friend. Was very influential in my DOC career. Great memories 🙏🙏

Christopher J. Willis

January 14, 2024, 11:34 pm

One of the very first Captains I ever worked for at Okaloosa C.I. Rest easy friend. My condolences to the family.

Jody Nidini

January 15, 2024, 3:41 am

I worked for Captain Kennedy at Santa Rosa. Truly a great man with a great sense of humor who will be missed by many. Rest in Peace Captain.

Pam Thomasson

January 15, 2024, 1:09 pm

Meet Chuck at the beginning of my career at OCI. He was a sweet soul. Sorry to hear this news. My thoughts are with his family during this time.


January 22, 2024, 11:03 pm

Charles was a great friend and awesome co-worker (OCI family). He was always kind and great patience and his awesome smile it was contagious for sure. We had a many of laughs during those days . Charles you will me missed but we will see you again one day. It was a blessing to have had you as a friend. Rest well on that mountain top friend.
Praying for Mrs. Kennedy and for the rest of the family.

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