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Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy, age 70, of Philip, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in a horse accident in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Memorial visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Philip High School Gym in Philip.

Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at the Philip High School Gym.

Private family interment will be held at a later date.

Scott James Kennedy was born on February 10, 1954 in Rapid City, SD. Scott was the fourth child of Howard & Dorothy Kennedy. He attended school in Philip from elementary through high school, graduating in 1972. During his school days, he played football, baseball, basketball and rodeoed. His basketball team went to state his senior year, which was quite a highlight to his life thus far. Scott started team roping after graduating high school.

In the fall of 1973, the Kennedy families bought a ranch in Faith, SD.

Shortly after high school graduation, at the age of 19, Scott moved to Faith with his cousin, Mick, and brother, Kent, to work on the family ranch up there.

Scott met Beth (Schuelke) of Mud Butte, SD while living in Faith, SD. Scott and Beth were united in marriage on October 3rd, 1980. In 1981, Scott and Beth were blessed with their first son, Radley, while living in Faith, SD. Also in 1981, Scott lost his uncle, Duck (Wayne), in a horse accident. Scott, Beth and Radley moved to Philip in the Fall of 1982 and he continued ranching and partnered with his dad (Howard Kennedy) at the ranch just west of Philip. Scott and Beth were blessed with their second son, Tyrel, in 1985. The family of four continued to live in Philip while he ranched with his dad. In 1989, Scott and Beth completed their family when they were blessed with their daughter, Blayne.

In 1991, Scott and Beth built a home on the ranch west of Philip and moved their family of five to the country. Scott and Beth raised their three children on the Kennedy Ranch.

He was a member of the West River Grazing Association for many years, was a lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and a member of the United Church of Philip.

His love of rodeo and basketball never faded. Scott coached boys basketball in Philip for several years and always supported his kids, and many others, in rodeo.

He enjoyed ranching and time with his family. Horses were always a true passion for Scott throughout his life and he spent his last moments horseback, doing what he loved.

Survivors include his wife Beth Kennedy of Philip; two sons Radley Kennedy (Cassidy) and her two daughters Izzabella and Emberlyn; and Tyrel Kennedy, both of Philip; daughter Blayne (Kenny) Feidler of New Underwood; two grandsons, Townes and July; brother Kent (Kathy) Kennedy of Rapid City; sister Judy Goldhammer of Wall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents Howard and Dorothy Kennedy; his grandparents George and Anna Kennedy; his brother Dennis “Denny” Kennedy; and his brother-in-law Paul Goldhammer.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Cards and memorials may be sent to P.O. Box 495 Philip, SD 57567.

Arrangements are with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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