Walter "Jake" James Kenney, age 57, of Walker, MO, was suddenly taken from us on June 3, 2017. Walt was born in Minnesota on April 18, 1960, to Oliver and Anne Kenney.
Walt’s pride and joy were his kids, grandkids and his motorcycle. He enjoyed scenic bike rides with his good friend Tommy and relaxing on the porch swing drinking tea, especially during thunderstorms.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lyndy Kenney, mother Anne Kenney, and brothers David and Paul Kenney.
Walt is survived by his father, Oliver Kenney of El Dorado Springs; children: Walter Kenney and wife Kim of Springfield, MO, Matthew Kenney and wife Megan of Springfield, Mo, Jamie Christiensen and husband Wade of Gillette, WY, and Randi Knight and husband Nathan of Springfield, MO; grandchildren: Cheyenne, Jaxson and Dominic Kenney, and Linden Knight; siblings: James Kenney and wife Phyllis of Springfield, MO, and Annette Tankersley and husband Rawn of Branson, MO; nieces/nephews: Heather Bryant, and husband Randy and family, K. Nigel Holderby, and husband Nigel and family, Bathsheba Cantrell and family, Taylor Tankersley, and Jessica Tankersley; and girlfriend Sonya of Walker, MO.
Walt also had many friends that loved him for his humor, friendship and kindness.
A memorial service was held June 10, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Final disposition was cremation under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.