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Robert William Kennedy

Robert William Kennedy
  • September 8, 1951 - September 25, 2020
  • Charleston, South Carolina

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“Dear Scott,Francis and the Kennedy family,It was with great sadness that I learned of Robert's passing. In these difficult times I wanted to offer my...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Darlene Les - Dunnellon, FL

“A great friend , roommate , and brother in Jesus ! The Lord placed him in my path when I needed a place to stay and friend. Robert was special in a...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Barrett Quinton - Heathsville, VA

“Dear Sarah,Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We ache for you and lift you up, trusting the Lord to comfort and console you in your loss....Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Betsy and Mason Smith - SC

“My deepest and most sincere condolences to the ENTIRE KENNEDY FAMILY. ROBERT was a kind, and well respected friend who was always there to give...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Dwayne Chung - Hollywood, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the Kennedy family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: William Blue - Hollywood, FL

“My sincere condolences. Robert was my hero and Jesus Christ my Savior. I'm looking forward to meeting with him again at our permanent home. What an...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: sharon Glass - SW RANCHES, FL

“You will be sadly missed my friend ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Jeff Morgan - Tamarac, FL


Robert William Kennedy, 69, of Charleston, South Carolina, peacefully passed from this life into eternal life with Jesus on Friday, September 25, 2020. A funeral service will be held at Seacoast Church Chapel, 750 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant at 1pm Sunday, October 4, 2020 followed by a fellowship gathering at 3pm at the Beresford Hall "Ruins" at 454 Royal Assembly Drive, Charleston. His inurnment and military honors will be held at a later date.

Robert was born September 8, 1951 in Munic, Germany, son of the late George Kennedy and Annalise Ebelt Kennedy. Also known as Pack Rat or just "Rat," he proudly served in the United States Navy for fourteen years culminating his military career as a tier one unit leader in SEAL Team SIX, the Navy's Counter Terrorist Unit. He served on the Special Warfare Underwater Demolition Team, SEAL Team ONE, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, SEAL Team SIX, and was also a Naval Parachutist. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, (3) Good Conduct Medals, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Pistol Expert Medal, and Rifle Sharpshooter Medal. As a civilian he worked as a contract security advisor providing close protection and quick reaction services for Coalition Forces, and US Army Corps of Engineers, as well as training Iraqi Military Forces, all in support of Iraq's reconstruction efforts. He was the owner/operator of Special Boat Unit, Inc. in which he maintained high performance boats for his clients and was also a driver and mechanic with the Miss Budweiser Speedboat Racing team.

Robert's hobbies included tinkering and fixing just about anything. If you needed a tool or item or help fixing something, you called Robert. He enjoyed gunsmithing and target practice and was enthusiastic about teaching others how to shoot. Robert deeply loved and had great pride ... READ MORE →

Military Service
U.S. Navy • Petty Officer 1st Class
January 1971 through August 1985, SEAL TEAM SIX