Condolence & Memory Journal

Rip radio u have been an inspiration to the world and and insirartion to me mat you rest in heaven with your mom

Posted by Leeann Costlow - Ashville, OH - significant_other   February 27, 2020

I enjoyed the movie, RADIO. I found comfort in seeing Mr. Kennedy enjoy a full life with the help of a caring coach and a compassionate community. May all find comfort in the promise our heavenly Father makes to provide peace, happiness, and perfect health for all who love Him. My heartfelt condolences to all who were moved by James Kennedy's story.

Posted by A friend   February 03, 2020

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of James, I'm sorry for your loss. His story was very inspirational. May you find comfort and strength in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   January 18, 2020

My prayers and condolences are with the family at this trying time. May God bring you much needed comfort . Ps 35:18,19

Posted by A friend   January 15, 2020

James was a special and pure person. If our country had more people with his kindness and honesty it would be a better to live. I will pray for all his friends and family members. God will bless Radio because of his beautiful nature and kind heart. Pastor Ken Froberg Chesapeake Va

Posted by Kenneth Froberg - Chesapeake, VA - Friend   January 15, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort be with your family.

Posted by A friend   January 12, 2020

To Radio and his family I saw the movie may he Rest In Peace I liked the movie Earth has NO Sorrow That Heaven Cannot See

Posted by Adrienne Briggs - New Orleans, LA - friend   January 07, 2020

My sincere condolences to the Radio's family and friends. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story with us. May God continue to provide comfort, peace, endurance and strength to your family today, tomorrow and always.

Posted by A friend   January 07, 2020

My deepest condolences to Radio's family,friends, and well everyone who was blessed to know this amazing man. Our hearts are heavy with sadness today as they should be, when an angel returns to heaven. God bless us all.

Posted by Michelle LaRue - Aberdeen, WA - acquaintance   January 01, 2020


R.I.P. to the true icon of T.L. Hanna High School and Anderson, S.C.. He touched the lives of so many the world over. We will miss you "Radio". Perhaps, God will let you do the morning announcements in Heaven.

Posted by Nelson Smith - Virginia Beach, VA   January 01, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Kennedy (Radio). I really appreciated his life story being made publicized to show that we can show kindness to others no matter what their physical or mental disability may be.

Posted by A friend   December 31, 2019


Your memory will live in our hearts forever.

Posted by S A    December 26, 2019


Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   December 26, 2019

Rest In Peace- "Radio" Never will you be forgotten...

Posted by Banks - MI   December 26, 2019

What a wonderful and inspirational Human Being.

Posted by A friend   December 26, 2019

God speed, Radio. You were a man among men.

Posted by Steve Byrnes - Chalfont, PA - friend   December 24, 2019

My condolences to the family. He seemed like a beautiful person inside and out who brought joy to many. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time.

Posted by SG    December 24, 2019

Loved your beautiful soul & spirit. Fly Radio, Fly

Posted by Julie Cadden - North Augusta, SC   December 24, 2019


Posted by Family of Delbert Bean Long - Graham, NC   December 23, 2019

"Radio" taught us the genius of a pure and loving heart. I'd like to express my sincerest condolences to his family, friends and school community of supporters. May the God of all comfort grant you each his peace...

Posted by A friend   December 23, 2019

An amazing inspiration, he will be missed by so many. May God be with the Kennedy family in this time of your loss.

Posted by A friend   December 23, 2019

As you shed your tears, may God be with you to give you comfort.

Posted by A friend   December 23, 2019


God bless this family.

Posted by Gloria A. Coleman-Brown - Marrero, LA   December 23, 2019


Rest in peace.

Posted by - OH   December 22, 2019

Sweet Jesus, please provide strength and comfort for his family and friends.

Posted by john earle w. - wareplace, SC   December 22, 2019

Mr. Kennedy was an inspiration to many young people. May his legacy and motivational aspirations continue to rest with those who loved and cared for him because God cares for him and his family (1 Pet 5:6,7)

Posted by JMS - MD   December 22, 2019


I'm only 14 but I can tell you that this man was a legend, he was an angel in disguise. Radio has always been my favorite movie since I was a little girl, and will be forever. Mr. James you will be missed and I can't wait to meet you.

Posted by Chloe Draper - Desoto, TX   December 21, 2019

I never had the honor to meet you in person. I did watch the movie of your life Radio it touch me so much, you are a incredible person. For the lives you touched at TL Hannah High School. Everybody you knew in person and the ones that watch your movie of your life, We all Love and Miss you Radio. RIP Radio

Posted by Lee Collier - Greenville, SC - friend   December 21, 2019


Posted by Patricia Sanders - Abbeville, SC   December 21, 2019

You will be missed.

Posted by Nora Lunsford - Dewy Rose, GA   December 21, 2019

So sorry, i wish that i would have meet you, now its to late for now, you will always be remembered, rest my friend

Posted by Kenneth Ellis - SMYRNA, GA - friend   December 21, 2019

Im so sorry for your loss. I really loved the movie about Radio. Praying for the family.

Posted by Judy Sullivan - Glencoe Alabama   December 21, 2019



Posted by wmc - IL   December 21, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Kennedy family. "Radio" will be surely missed. May God's loyal love give you a measure of comfort during this sad time, Psalms 119:76.

Posted by A friend   December 21, 2019

Ever thought about a person you would like to meet Well I would like to meet Radio Kennedy when I meet with him in the heaven above. Yes I would like that. Rest in peace Radio and may God bless the Kennedy Family.

Posted by david breal - pensacola, FL   December 21, 2019


I remember reading about Radio in Reader's Digest when I was a kid. What an inspirational man. There is a little less light in the world with him gone. I hope he is at peace. bless you Radio xx

Posted by Matti Dos Santos    December 21, 2019


Posted by Scott Chamberland - Saint Agatha, ME   December 20, 2019

Man this story is one of America's best . I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks, RIP James

Posted by Buk Prive - Phx, AZ - friend   December 20, 2019

What an inspiration! So sad about the legend, Radio, passing way. We watch Radio every semester in my Unified PE course and he inspires so many students. You will be greatly missed!

Posted by Alaina - mother   December 20, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Jessica Tate - Garfield heights, OH   December 20, 2019

Prayers for the family and Harold Jones and his family.

Posted by Tammy Moore - Jacksonville, TX - significant_other   December 20, 2019

Thank you for Teaching me what unconditional Love looks like. Rest Easy, Pure Heart.

Posted by Margo    December 20, 2019

Thank you Coach Jones for your attention given to Radio deepest sympathy to his loved ones those who passed in death God keeps in his memory

Posted by Faye    December 20, 2019


Radio, the choirs in heaven cannot compare with the songs here on earth! You have inspired so many people on this planet. Did not get to meet you here, but someday I will get the honor of meeting you in heaven. May your family find peace in knowing that you were profoundly loved.

Posted by Karen Messersmith - North Charleston, SC   December 20, 2019

I am praying for your family. Radio was a gem for TL Hanna.

Posted by Karen Davis - Laurens, SC - acquaintance   December 20, 2019

Please accept my condolences to the Kennedy Family, Radio was one of my favorite movies of all time. What a wonderful kind soul. May the God of Tender Mercies calm your hearts with peace and loving support forever as you cope with this precious loss in your life. What an Awesome person!

Posted by BRY - CA   December 20, 2019

How blessed to know your story. Rest in peace, Radio.

Posted by A friend   December 20, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Kennedy family. We loved the movie on the life of Radio. We fell in love with him on the screen as we know you have loved him all of his life. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by A friend   December 20, 2019

You are a sweet soul. May comfort and hope be with your family.

Posted by Donna    December 20, 2019

To all of RADIOS family what an inspiration.

Posted by Bob Pflug - Conklin, NY   December 20, 2019


Sorry to hear of the loss

Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   December 20, 2019


I'm sorry for your loss. The movie was inspirational.

Posted by Joyce Johnson - Rock Hill, SC   December 20, 2019

Radio,your love has taught us to love one another like Jesus, Thank You Mr. James Radio Kennedy,family,and friends for opening all our hearts.God Bless all of You.

Posted by J Hess - NC   December 20, 2019

RIP...Your story touched so many people.

Posted by - AR   December 19, 2019

Take your rest Mr. James "Radio" Kennedy. I know you will enjoy the music in heaven. I am sure the angels are smiling with you know. What a wonderful reunion you must be enjoying with your family. You never have to graduate from heave either . :)

Posted by Hope - Hammond, IN   December 19, 2019


Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   December 19, 2019

God Bless You Radio we all now have another
Angel watching over us! You were always a kind giving soul you will be missed!

Michelle Lefrere- Springfield,IL

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2019 were a inspiration to us all. RIP dear man.

Posted by Ruth Ann Shaw - Coshocton, OH   December 19, 2019

God rest your sweet sweet soul!

Posted by Judy Barrett - Vancleve, MS   December 19, 2019


My condolences to family and friends. I personally did not know him. However, the first time I heard of him was when my family and I watched the Movie Radio. I was inspired by his story and my daughters and I cried of joy to see how someone was not view through his disability but his overwhelming honesty, courage, and pure love. He was an inspiration to many around the world. He is not present and will be missed nevertheless, his image and life story will live in hearts, mind, and screen. True legend!

Posted by Kathy Martinez - FL   December 19, 2019


My condolences to family and friends. I personally did not know him. However, the first time I heard of him was when my family and I watched the Movie Radio. I was inspired by his story and my daughters and I cried of joy to see how someone was not view through his disability but his overwhelming honesty, courage, and pure love. He was an inspiration to many around the world. He is not present but his story will always be around.

Posted by Kathy Martinez - FL   December 19, 2019

Sending my condolences and prayers to the family and friends of James "Radio" Kennedy. God could not have chosen a better Angel. RIH radio.

Posted by Stephanie Harrison - Augusta, GA   December 19, 2019

I had a chance several years ago to meet Radio and Coach Jones at dinner. IT was his 70th birthday. I had special olympics shirts for him. He was so excited!!!I for one will miss him. Coach Jones did something wonderful taking Radio under his wing. Thank you coach jones.

Posted by Michael Ward - Shelby Twp, MI   December 19, 2019

My condolences to the family. RIP Mr. Kennedy!

Posted by Rose Bash - Orlando, FL   December 19, 2019

"Radio" is in my mind one of the Legendary Film Characters. "Radio" the Movie is one of my all time favorites! A Classic that is poignant on so many levels: Race in America; the realness of Life in a small Southern town; human kindness and the surpassing of barriers, by its practice! - Thank You to each of the people in this Movie! And Thank You Radio for your invaluable contribution your Community, the great State of Georgia, and our Country!

Posted by Rob Knuth - Lakewood (Denver), CO - neighbor   December 19, 2019

Condolences to the family and extended family at Hannah High School,

What a fine example you showed to all of us in not focusing on James Kennedy's disability but seeing his heart - the inner person, the source of his thoughts, attitude, and feelings.

"For not the way man sees is the way God sees, because mere man sees what appears to the eyes; but as for God, he sees what the heart is.
(1 Samuel 16 verse 7)

Thank you!

Posted by Loretta Lin - NY   December 19, 2019

To the Friends of James "Radio" Kennedy,

Grief is so difficult, but special memories help us cope. Praying for all who were privileged to be a part of this man's life.

Posted by Gerri Price - WASHINGTON, DC   December 19, 2019

To the family and friends of James Radio Kennedy. He brought so much joy to many. May the God of comfort and peace strengthen you during this sad time.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   December 19, 2019

James God Blessed you to live a full life and be an inspiration to every one!!! May you rest in peace!! You are 100% complete in the hands of All Mighty God!!!

Posted by Dr. Donna Wintons-James - Tampa, FL   December 19, 2019

While I never met him, as a veteran teacher, I want to thank the entire T.L. Hanna community for teaching us all how to respect each other. This is not a happy day at high schools across America, and I have invited my high school students to sign a card that I am sending to the school. I have seen high school communities bring people together and have been blessed to teach at Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando. I will keep the entire community in my prayers.

Posted by Mike Sciotto - Orlando, FL - teacher   December 19, 2019

One person can make a positive impact on many. Mr. Kennedy did.

Posted by Neil - Minneola, FL   December 19, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Kennedy family, so very sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength to help you as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2019

Rest in Peace gentle soul.

Posted by Jim - MS   December 19, 2019

Thank you for your love and kindness to all you met and for those of us who only knew of you through Radio. Each year I share this movie with my students and they fall in love with you. Heaven gained a wonderful angel. Thank you for inspiring many generations to come.

Posted by Debbie Massimin - SOUTHBURY, CT   December 19, 2019

My condolences to his family

Posted by Norma Osborne - Nashville, TN   December 19, 2019

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Kennedy's family and friends. A beautiful soul who's light shown not only on those he met but those who were fortunate enough to watch the movie about his life. Heaven is more bright with his presence.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2019

Posted by Mary Whitner - Anderson, SC - friend   December 19, 2019

Truly an inspiration, what an amazing person. My heartfelt condolences to the Kennedy family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with you at this very difficult time.

Posted by A friend   December 19, 2019

sorry to hear of his passing praying for his family

Posted by margaret harwell - greer, SC   December 19, 2019


Deepest sympathy

Posted by Frances Bessent-Dixon - Gainesville, FL   December 19, 2019

God Bless you and your family! Many aren't blessed to have an Angel in their presence but the Hanna school district was!! Rest peacefully!

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2019

I met radio in 1986 at a football game I was 17 and went to woodmont high we played Hanna in football I talked to him for a while and he hugged me the open way he showed love and affection is sorely lacking today we could all learn a lesson from him I bet he never trolled anyone he was a special person

Posted by Lee Lancaster - East flat rock, NC - friend   December 18, 2019

Thank you for showing so many in your home town, and then I thank Hollywood for sharing who you were to the world. You had shown everyone how to look at the good in all people, whether they seen it in themselves or not, yet you shown how Jesus expressed to love everyone, even those that may harm you. Because of your heart, you touched so many lives. Thank you, "Radio"

Posted by Neil - NC   December 18, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2019


Rest in Heaven " Radio" , what a man. Thank you God for this humble soul. Radio was born for a purpose. God never makes a mistake. God used his sweet spirit. The world can learn something from this gentle man. James Kennedy was somebody. He was loved and appreciated. Radio's life taught us all something. He was loved and his legacy will live on. Thank you coach for what you made happen for him. Radio was loved and he will forever be remembered.

Posted by Fan, A.M. Lewis - Birmingham, AL   December 18, 2019

In Memory of James ' Radio' Kennedy;
We extend our Love, Prayers, Deepest Sympathy to the Kennedy Family

Posted by Linda Swinger - Anderson, SC   December 18, 2019

You gave people a chance to show goodness and mercy. The world was blessed with you in it. Keep a kind heart as Mr. Kennedy's legacy.

Posted by Cheryl Smith - Lorton, VA   December 18, 2019

I was truly moved by the movie Radio. Im sorry to hear that Mr. Kennedy passed away and I extend my heartfelt condolences to all who loved and cared for him. May the God of all comfort be with you.

Posted by Ss - MD   December 18, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by V M - neighbor   December 18, 2019

RIP Radio you are a very special person and very one loved you

Posted by Charles Hughes - Springfield, OH   December 18, 2019


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Alishia - SC   December 18, 2019

So sad to hear of his passing. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult period.

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2019

You made me smile on my worst days and have the best hugs. I cant imagine the party youre having in heaven.

Posted by Sharlie - Anderson, SC - neighbor   December 18, 2019


God bless you and thank you for sharing your amazing story, forever radio.

Posted by - Saucier, MS   December 18, 2019

I offer my deepest sympathies to the Family of Radio! I loved the movie that was inspired by his life. May your family have peace as you mourn his death. Philippians 4:6, 7

Posted by Chris - Charlotte, NC   December 18, 2019

rest easy (RADIO)

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2019

My sincere Condolences to the family of James "Radio" Kennedy .. my heart was touch watching the movie shown on Television .. my thoughts and prayers is with the family and also the Coach that bond with Radio..

Posted by Jeannie Collins - Harrisburg, PA - acquaintance   December 18, 2019


Godspeed James, and Rest in Peace. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Forever "Radio". Unforgettable.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   December 18, 2019


Radio is certainly tuned into the Heavenly sounds of Peace and Serenity forever and ever. God speed Radio !

Posted by Dave Stuber - Ludwigs Corner, PA   December 18, 2019