William F. Kennedy, 70, died on March 14, 2023, at the VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Bill was a loving husband, father, brother, and friend to so many during his too-short lifetime.
Bill is survived by his loving wife, Gina Kennedy of Richmond; his sons, Michael “Joe” Kennedy of Pueblo, CO, and Liam Kennedy of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his brothers, George “Mike” Kennedy and Joseph Kennedy of Tucson, AZ; and his sister, Anne Gobron of Dracut, MA. He was born in Massachusetts, raised in Tucson, and was the son of the late George and Louise Kennedy.
Bill was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. After the war, he traveled around the country and landed in Virginia where he took his first job in a record store. After several decades managing stores, he and his wife, Gina, opened their own record store BK Music in 2001. They worked together every day until retiring in 2019. He loved music, doing CrossFit, traveling to see his sons, going for walks with his dogs, reading and just enjoying time relaxing with his family. Bill made such a huge impact on so many lives with his positive outlook, sense of humor, and kindness. The many friends he made along the way in the music industry, at CrossFit, neighbors, and the wonderful customers and employees of BK Music were like family to him.
A memorial celebration will be planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or animal rescue organization of your choice.