Robert Brian Kennedy
August 25, 1965  -  April 29, 2017

Robert Brian Kennedy

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HeathGriffith Funeral Home
1823 W 51st St.
Tulsa, OK  74107
Thursday, May 04, 2017
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River Oaks Christian Church
300 N Elm
Jenks, OK  74037
Friday, May 05, 2017
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Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens
4300 East 91st Street
Tulsa, OK  74137
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Keller Kennedy College Fund @ Tulsa Teachers Credit Union
Tulsa, OK  

Robert Brian Kennedy was born August 25, 1965 in Tulsa the son of Robert Sherman and Joyce (Halliburton) Kennedy. He passed from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Tulsa at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 4 days.

Robert was a member of Jay High School class of 1983 and had attended Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College in Miami and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines for the past 28 years and was a member of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. Robert was a member of the River Oaks Christian Church and enjoyed playing golf, watching sports (especially the Cubs and OSU) and doing yardwork.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years Dena (Strain) Kennedy of Jenks; daughter, Keller Kennedy of Jenks; sisters, Pam Watts of Grove, Shelli Hudgens of Jay and Sheri Taylor and husband, Jeff of Jay; mother and father-in-law, Ida and Jim Strain of Tulsa; brothers-in-law, Duane Strain and wife, LaDonna of Tulsa and Jimmy Strain and wife, Emmi of Osage; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Steve Watts.

Visitation for Robert will be held 8am-8pm on Thursday with family present to greet guests from 6pm-8pm on Thursday.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11am, Friday, May 5, 2017 at the River Oaks Christian Church, 300 N. Elm in Jenks and burial will follow in Rolling Oaks Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an online guestbook is available by visiting

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Keller Kennedy College Fund at Tulsa Teachers Credit Union.


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  1. Becky voppenger
    Jenks, OK

    Robert you will be missed by some but now you are in no pain and joining your parents in heaven. May GOD be with Dena and Keller and lead them the way to a strong future and have the Lord always

  2. April (Durham) French
    Tulsa, OK

    I knew Robert in HS. Dena & Keller- so very SORRY for your tragic loss. Praying for both of You!❤

  3. Cheryl Knight
    Broken Arrow, OK

    You and Keller are in my thoughts and prayers. May your precious memories bring you both comfort in the days ahead.

  4. Nancy Black
    Jay, OK

    Sorry for your loss he will be missed

  5. Jen
    Bartlesville, OK

    My condolences and prayers are with each and everyone of you.

    Jen Sullivan Halloran
    (Family friend of Pam and Cassi)

  6. Dee Anne (Harper) Grapevine
    Langley, OK

    Thoughts and prayers for Robert's family. I am so sorry for your loss, and I pray that God will give you all strength through this hard time.

  7. Gary Jobe
    Midvale, UT

    So sorry for your loss.

  8. Desiree Stout
    Grove, OK

    Robert was a genuinely nice guy in high school. Knew no strangers and had no enemies. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, hugs and prayers! RIP Robert

  9. Renee durnal
    coweta, OK

    Dena so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

  10. Monique & Jill Nammari
    Broken Arrow, OK

    Our prayers are with you.

  11. Cindy nobriga
    Lake oswego,

    I worked with Robert while based in Chicago.
    We had some great times on our lay overs.
    He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

  12. Dinah williams
    Grove, OK

    So sorry to here about Robert passing. He was a great friend in high school. Sending prayers for the family.

  13. Shane and Amy Maish
    Broken Arrow, OK

  14. Dana Crouch
    Jay, OK

    So very sorry for your loss.

  15. Gina McCartney
    Elgin, IL

    Robert, may you soar with the angels!
    RIP. ❤️💕🙏

  16. Jeri Sorum
    Gentry, AR

    So sorry for your loss, I work with Roberts sister Shelli and she loved Robert very much.

  17. Amy Bell
    Collinsville, OK

    Love you all. So sorry for your loss. May peace be with you all.

  18. Phyllis Cate
    Jay, OK

    I'm so sorry Shelli and Sherri. I understand the loss of a brother. I pray rest and peace for all of you.

  19. Jody Patton
    Tulsa, OK

    Dena, I am so sorry for your loss. I will continue to pray for you and your daughter.


  20. Kristi and Grant Leverenz
    Owasso, OK

    Robert was such a sweet being. He was such a bright light to any flight we were on. Miss him dearly as a Tulsa commuter. Prayers and big hugs to his family!

  21. Solly Bortz
    Tulsa, OK

    All my best wishes, Robert was a friend for many years I will miss playing golf, watching basketball and footbal and talking of years gone by. Rest in peace my friend your journey is done..

  22. Greg Meade
    Frisco, TX

    My brother,
    You will be missed more than you know.
    Love you pal,

  23. Donna Fish Arnold
    Park Hill, OK

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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