December 3, 1943 - March 14, 2021
Carter Stallworth Kennedy passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the age of 77. Carter was born on December 3, 1943 in Birmingham, AL, the son of the late Richard McKinne Kennedy and Harriet Stallworth Kennedy. He attended Mountain Brook Grammar School and Ramsey High School. In his youth, Carter's father was in the theater business during the glamorous days of movies. Their home on Overhill Road hosted many celebrities and premiere parties where he got to sing along with the likes of Bob Hope, Walt Disney and Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, as well as to sample the newest candies, as concessions came into being as a source of revenue for theaters. He distinctly remembers his first Reese's cup and declaring that one a winner! Carter graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a degree in Finance, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Post college, Carter served in the Air National Guard for 6 years and worked in accounting and development capacities before Founding Kennedy Realty Company in 1976. Carter had a brilliant real estate mind and enjoyed a long career in real estate development with numerous projects all over Alabama and Florida. Carter married Susan Lindstrom Kennedy on June 30, 1967 and they enjoyed over 53 years of marriage and traveling the world together. Carter's childhood passion for golf extended into adulthood and he had a lot of fun playing with his dogfight, Matthews Marauders, at Mountain Brook Club. Also an avid fisherman, he spent much time wetting a line and the walls of his home- and patience of his wife- can attest to his success. Another of his favorite passtimes was playing cards with his friends, whether that be bridge or gin rummy, no one's money was safe when playing against Carter. His civic and professional involvement, awards and memberships were extensive and included Rotary International, The Club, Mountain Brook Club, Willow Point Country Club, and Canterbury United Methodist Church, among others. Carter is survived by his wife, Susan Lindstrom Kennedy, his brother, Robert Bruce Kennedy, his daughter, Harriet Kennedy Cochrane (Hunt), and his son, Carter Stallworth Kennedy, Jr, as well as his grandchildren, Robert Hunt Cochrane V, Lilian Kennedy Cochrane and Isis Venezia Kennedy. Carter's sharp mind, dry wit and crooked smile will be greatly missed. His life will be celebrated in a private family service and a gathering of family and friends at a future date. The family extends much gratitude to his doctors and caregivers. A great animal lover, Carter was never in his life without at least one - and often 3 - canine companions. As such he was an active supporter of both the Greater Birmingham and Lake Martin Humane Societies. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Martin Humane Shelter (PO Box 634 Alexander City, AL 35011). To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Carter Stallworth Kennedy passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the age of 77. Carter was born on December 3, 1943 in Birmingham, AL, the son of the late Richard McKinne Kennedy and Harriet Stallworth Kennedy. He attended Mountain Brook... View Obituary & Service Information
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