Kenny Neely Final Expenses & Food

Kenny Neely is veteran of the US army, First 37th Amored Division. He has lived in the Rocky Hill community his entire life. He is well known and loved by many. He, unfortunately was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Due to financial limitations he is unable to afford his burial expenses. Any help would be greatly appreciated as he simply desires a proper funeral.

Kenny would also like to be able to do some maintenance and repairs to his driveway and home to make it possible for an ambulance to access him, and for him to live there under hospice care. He will also need some help with utilities and grocery expenses, and he wants to provide for the many cats who live at his house.

The Knox News Sentinel recently published an article about Kenny titled, "Neighbors: Kenny Neely's simple solution is a wave and a smile." Writer Matt Ward says of Kenny, "Perhaps if we looked at it through the smiling eyes of a person like Kenny Neely, we would all breathe easier, sit back, and wave as others passed in and out of our lives." 

You can read the full article here:

The military, for several reasons, will only allow cremation. Please also take a look at the to YouTube video, and you can find him joyfully waving to his neighbors. Again, we so appreciate any help you can give.


Betsy Norris and Scott Davis


Betsy Norris
Knoxville, TN

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