Bio - Bryce Kennedy

Bryce Andrew Kennedy was born July 30, 1987 he was the first born child to Don and Shawn Kennedy. He was also the first grandchild to Ronnie and Claudia Ingle and Darrell and Peggy Kennedy. He was the great grandson to Floy Kenner and the late Claude Kenner, Jr. and to the late Shirley Musick and the late George Ingle, Jr. and Virgil Musick and to Gracie Poor and the late Vernon Poor and the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Kennedy. Bryce's sister, Kelcee was born 2 years later and Bryce adored her. He also was the first nephew to Layne and Jaylene Ingle and he doted on his cousin, Blayz.

Bryce participated in many sports starting soccer at the age of 4 and baseball shortly there after. He played 11 seasons of soccer on the same team and participated in Little League at Dixie and Junior league at Southwest. He played football at Cooper High school all 4 years of high school and baseball his freshman year. Bryce loved the great outdoors including hunting and shooting.

He also was active in church, serving as an Acolyte and Junior Deacon and the Central Area as a youth officer two years, helping lead the CYF camping program at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat for two years (Bryce attended camp regularly since the age 9). One of Bryce's favorite places was Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat where he shared his faith and friendship.

On October 1, 2006, three young men made a choice. One chose to drink and drive. Bryce and another friend chose to get in the truck with a drunk driver. The driver lost control, causing the truck to leave the freeway and crash into a tree. One passenger was killed on impact. Bryce was critically injured and had to be extracted from the wreckage by the Jaws of Life and was transported to the hospital. The driver was transported to the hospital in stable condition with multiple injuries. The next choice had to be made by Bryce's family.... the choice to remove him from life support. And then there were more choices... a casket, a gravesite, a funeral. The choices those young men made that night affected them and those they loved forever. Two paid for the choice with their lives. The driver went to prison. Life is about choices. Make a good choice... Don't let alcohol influence your choices.

Together we can make a difference.

-Don & Shawn Kennedy & Kelcee Kennedy-Davis