Obituary: Rose Scott Kennon

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rose Scott Kennon, a long-time resident of Nashville, passed away after an extended stay at Somerfield Health Center in Brentwood.

Mrs. Kennon, the daughter of Callie and Frank Scott, was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 2, 1916. She and her husband were members of Brentwood Baptist Church and long-standing members of Richland Country Club. In 1949 she and her husband founded Kennon Construction, which continued in operation until his death in 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett N. Kennon Jr.

Mrs. Kennon is survived by her son, James E. Kennon Sr. (Alice) of Nashville; grandson, James E. Kennon Jr. (Katherine) of Nashville; great-grandsons, Drakeford B. Kennon and Noel J. Kennon of Nashville; sister, Josie Ruth Jones of Wentzville, Mo.; brother-in-law, James C. Kennon (Mildred) of Memphis; nieces, Carol Wood (David) of Nashville, Mildred Rogers (Bill) of Fayetteville, Alaska; nephew, Carl B. Kennon (Jill) of Memphis; and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Brentwood Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow in the chapel. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Askew, Kennon Askew, Carl B. Kennon, James Kennon Jr., Bill Marsh, and David Wood.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Deanie and Mark Brown, Sue and George Frost, Patty and Frank Hogue, and Christine and Gillis Oliver.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association ( or a charity of your choice.

Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.