LEBANON — A celebration mass was held Thursday morning, March 26 at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church for Mr. Fennessey, 73, of the Gladeville Community.
Retired from Yellow Freight after 35 years of service, "Bill" died March 23, 2009 Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
He shod horses, farmed and was a veteran of the US Army, having served as a Specialist Second Class from 1953-57 stationed in Germany. He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and was the son of the late Glenn and Mable Sands Fennessey.
Father Patikat, Father O’Bryan and Deacon Jim Dixon officiated the services. Interment was at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: his wife of 50 years Marian Fennessey; children Jeff Fennessey, Linda (Troy) Smith, Audrey (Mickey) Crowder and Caroljo (Ronnie) Combs; grandchildren Denise Duke, Nancy Duke, Josh Crowder, Devon and Renee Combs, Brittany Drebenstedt and Travis Fennessey; great grandchildren Chloe, Brandi and Raylee Faith; siblings Patricia Fennessey and Ken Fennessey.
Pallbearers: Men’s Club of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Honorary: longtime friends from Yellow Freight and other trucking companies.
Memorial contributions may be made to the PKD Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway Suite 400, Kansas City, MO. 64114.
Arrangements by Parltow Funeral Chapel.