Biography of Bryce Kennedy
Bryce Andrew Kennedy was born July 30, 1987 to Don and Shawn Kennedy. Bryce was the first born grandchild to Ronnie and Claudia Ingle and Darrell and Peggy Kennedy. His sister, Kelcee was born 2 years later and it was love at first site. He was also the first nephew to Layne Ingle and loved his cousin, Blayz.
Bryce loved life and living and had a great love of all sports. Starting at age 4 Bryce stated playing soccer playing for the same team with the same kids for 11 seasons. He played baseball starting Little League at Dixie, Junior League at Southwest and his freshman year at Cooper High School. He played football all four years of High School. He loved the great outdoors including hunting and shooting,
He was active in church, serving as an Acolyte and Junior Deacon. He also served as an Area Officer of the Central Area for two years helping to lead the CYF camping program at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat for two years. Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat was one of Bryce’s favorite places to be he loved sharing his faith and his friendships there and attended camp there starting at nine years of age.
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 of the, causing the truck to leave the roadway 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 guarded condition with multiple injuries and released several days later. 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……organ donation, a casket, a gravesite, a funeral. The choices those young men made that night affected them and those who loved them and who they loved forever. Two paid for the choice with their lives. The driver went to prison (He has completed his sentence). 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