Such is the case with Goody Kennedy, one of the former cornerstones of Kennedy Plumbing. Though a tragic accident took his life over a year ago, Goody’s spirit of doing for others lives on. In memory of him and to honor the quiet, behind-the-scenes help he gave to Russellville High School, the school recently commemorated a plaque in his honor. The plaque now hangs in the concession stand. It specifically mentions appreciation for the concession stand hot water installation system which Goody installed free of charge.
Goody was known for going out of his way to not only satisfy his customers, but to support organizations he believed in and he certainly believed in the Russellville City Schools. As James Milam states, “Goody was dedicated to his customers, he would come immediately if there was a real need, and he and his family have always been very hard workers. He was a credit to his profession."
Goody will long be remembered for his big heart and his generous spirit. The plaque is one small way Russellville High School can help keep his memory and his contributions alive. His daughter, Katie, who is a student at Russellville High School, was able to participate in the commemoration of the plaque. She is pictured in the accompanying photo, between John Myers, RHS principal, and James Milam, chairman of the Russellville Independent Board of Education.