OBITUARY: Kennon Matthew Anderson


It is with immense sadness and heavy hearts that we gather to remember and honor the life of Kennon Matthew Anderson, a vibrant and beloved young man who left this world far too soon. Kennon’s untimely and tragic passing Wednesday, July 12, 2023 has left a void in the lives of all who knew him, but his memory will forever remain etched in our hearts.

Kennon was born in Maury County, Tennessee to his loving parents, Matt Anderson and Kendall Norman Jacobs. From the moment he came into this world, it was clear that Kennon possessed a strong spirit. He “hit the ground running” and unwavering joy for life. His outgoing nature and big-hearted personality made him the life of the party, always bringing joy and laughter to those around him.

Sports played a significant role in Kennon’s life, and he excelled in baseball and golf. He dedicated countless hours to honing his skills on the field and the course, displaying a level of determination and strong-willed nature that inspired his teammates and coaches alike. Kennon’s commitment to his craft paid off, as he advanced to the regional Tennessee boys Golf Tournament for four consecutive years. His talent led to him being selected twice for the Southern TN All-Star Boys Golf Team, a testament to his skill and dedication.

However, Kennon’s true passion lay in being the best big brother he could be to his beloved brother, Kasen. The bond they shared went beyond that of brothers; they were inseparable companions and best friends. Together, they embarked on countless hunting and fishing adventures, exploring Anderson and Norman farms while riding his favorite Palamino, Miss Trigger, and creating memories that would last a lifetime.

Kennon fearlessly pursued his love for the wilderness with Kasen, hunting deer, turkeys, coyotes, and various other game, while also enjoying the thrill of fishing. His fearlessness was evident when he once stripped down to his boxers in a public lake to dive after a huge fish he spotted from a distance—a testament to his adventurous spirit and willingness to take on any challenge.

Kennon’s faith was also a guiding force in his life. Kennon’s faith was known to his class, and was asked to lead the prayer for his graduation in May. He was baptized in the Church of God of Prophecy on April 21, 2013, and he and Kasen made it a point to attend church together every Sunday.

Beyond his athletic pursuits, Kennon had a quick wit and a sharp sense of humor that never failed to lighten the mood. He had a natural talent for turning ordinary moments into ones filled with laughter, often leaving those around him in stitches. Kennon took great pride in his blue 1991 Dodge Cummins.

Kennon Matthew Anderson’s departure has left a void in the lives of his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. His outgoing nature, generous spirit, and zeal for life will be deeply missed by those he leaves behind. As we mourn the loss of such a remarkable young man with a heart as big as the outdoors, let us hold on to the cherished memories we shared with Kennon, celebrating his bright and vibrant spirit.

Kennon leaves behind a host of loving family and friends. He is survived by his mother: Kendall Norman (Michael) Jacobs; father: Matthew Anderson; siblings: Kasen Wayne Anderson, Kountee Leigh Jacobs and Kaylor Jacobs; Meme & Grandaddy: Kenny and Linda Norman; Nana & Pops: Steve and Pam Anderson; aunts: April Norman, Rachel Whitwell, and Sylina (Eric) Cannon; uncle: Ken Norman; cousins: Kadin Gooch Norman, Waverly Cannon and Anderson Cannon; and great grandparents: Era “Nan Nan” Sims, Margaret “Nanny” Norman, and Odell Haywood.

Kennon is preceded in death by his great grandparents: Pappy Norman, Marjorie Haywood, Ralph “Papaw” Sims, Thomas “Grandy” and Dot “Mama Dot” Anderson.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 17, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, TN. Funeral services for Kennon will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. also at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, with Steven Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Norman Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brady Clark, Ross Chapman, Camden Crain, Will Chapman, Kaeson Curry, Braden Davenport, Brayden Gray, and Caden Chatman.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Craig Delk, Dalen Sims, Tony Thomason, K.J. Bradley, Juju Boshers, Cameron Sims, Tony Thomason, Members of Hillcrest Country Club and Mount Pleasant Country Club, Hampshire Class of 2023, Hampshire Baseball and Golf teams.

Williams Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family with Kennon’s care. Condolences can be given to the family online at


For more obituaries visit

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter!