David John “Dave” Kennis of Harbinger, Dec. 14

By on December 20, 2018

David John “Dave” Kennis, age 60, of Harbinger, NC passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2018, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He was the son of Marilyn Kennis and the late Ronald Kennis.

Dave was born February 2, 1958, “Groundhog Day,” in Lockport, NY. He attended school in New York, Florida and North Carolina. In 1969, at age 11 Dave pulled the cord sounding the whistle to start Niagara Falls flowing again completing work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Dave was a loving father and enjoyed outdoor activities including fishing, boating, and camping with family and friends. Dave worked as a carpenter and for Outer Banks Recycling.

He was a “jack of many trades”, hardworking, and generous. Dave was a good listener with a great sense of humor despite his hearing. We will remember Dave for his love of animals, being thoughtful, and willing to lend a hand to anyone.

Dave is survived by his daughter, Carmin Hope (Jeb) Ballard; granddaughter, Rainy; great-grandson, Zachary; brothers, Michael (Elva), Larry, Thomas, and Steven; sister, Cathy (Ron) Howard; many nieces and nephews; and friend, Tammy Midgett and family.

A Celebration of David’s life will be held at a later date.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.

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