August 24, 2003
Services: Have been held.
Mr. Casey “Cal” Kennedy, 46, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home in Portales.
He was born on Dec. 16, 1956, in Portales to Dell and Nolan Luce. He attended the Portales Public Schools. He was raised in the Arch community by his grandparents, H.B. and Ina Mae Kennedy. Family members said he was a very outgoing and friendly person, and never knew a stranger. He drank coffee at several local cafes and always enjoyed visiting with other patrons. A highlight of his year were the annual Kennedy family and the Luce family reunions. He also enjoyed camping and going to the lake. He was a member of the Arch Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dell Meadows, in 1990, as well as other family members.
Survivors include his father, Nolan Luce of Phoenix; a brother, Max (and wife Peggy) Kennedy of Portales; a sister, Brenda Strickland of Bridgeport, Texas; a half-sister, Belinda Luce of Phoenix; five nieces; three nephews; as well as a number of other relatives.
The Rev. Tony Reynolds will officiate the services.
Burial was in Floyd Cemetery prior to the service.
Honorary pallbearers were all friends and neighbors.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.