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HOMER KENNEDY “KENNY” GRESHAM III

Homer Kennedy “Kenny” Gresham III, 70, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Monday morning, August 16, 2021, at his home.

Born in Greenville, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Homer Kennedy Gresham, Jr., and the late Louise Hilton Gresham.

Kenny worked for many years with Old Town Trolley Tours in Savannah, and enjoyed his time there so much he continued to work there after his retirement. He also loved the Atlanta Braves. His favorite pastime was watching the games with Cheyenne. He never stopped rooting for the Atlanta Falcons. Kenny was also involved with the ASPCA and the American Cancer Society.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ann Jeanene Gresham and Jacqueline Gresham.

Survivors include his daughter, Sarah H. Gresham; niece, Frances Cheyenne Bauser (Jon); great-nephews, Carter and Hudson Bauser; nephew, Joshua Lang, and his beloved cats, Savannah and Hope.

UPDATE:
The memorial service will be held at 6 o’clock, Friday evening, August 20, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

Remembrances: American Cancer Society – Suite 102, 4849 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-4424.

Online Condolences

  1. Joyce Ellis Harvison says:

    Big Ken, you might be gone from our sight, but you’ll never be forgotten in our hearts. Your leaving behind a world of friends and family that will love you forever…. To Sarah and Cheyenne, hold tight to your memories of your Dad and Uncle Ken (keke), keep his memory alive. Play Ball, Go Braves !!!!

  2. Jack Barrett says:

    Kenny was one of my most important mentors at Old Town Trolley and I cannot express how important he was to my time there. He taught me so much with his patience and sense of humor, always using gentle but firm reminders of how to be a professional. To the family, please be assured how loved and respected he was to those of us who knew and worked with him. Rest In Peace, my friend! Say hello to Hank, Ernie and Pete Up There!

  3. Liz W says:

    Kenny was one of the greatest trusted servants our society has ever had. I’ve served with him for many years. The last 3 were by far the most rewarding. He never stopped learning. He never stopped asking questions. And he never failed to show up. I will miss him most profoundly.

  4. ralph cowart says:

    kenny will be missed as coworker and a friend. i will think of him everytime i watch a braves game. my sincerest condolences to his family.

  5. Jon Watkins says:

    Gone too soon my friend. You will be missed by an awful lot of people. You could always count on Kenny for a smile and a laugh.

  6. Peter Vanasse says:

    Kenny was one of the nicest guys around. I loved talking baseball with him, and he sure loved his Braves. He always had kind words for everyone who knew him, and I will surely miss this kind and gentle man. RIP Kenny, and my God bless your sole! Condolences and prayers to all his family.

  7. Richard Cheely says:

    Kenny was one of the first people I met when I came to work at OTT. I will always remember his laugh. My condolences to the family. Rest in Eternal Peace my friend.

  8. Paul L Peters says:

    Kenny was the most important person to me at O.T.T. Hired me in 2015 and always had good word and laugh! He will be sorely missed! My condolences to his family. Rest in eternal peace my friend

  9. Denise Lamascola says:

    Kenny, for those left behind I pray for peace for them. Knowing you loved them. And all the kind words from people people who loved you will fill their hearts. I was one of those who loved you and will always. Meeting you at Old Town Trolly and then marrying you, what a wild ride. I never regretted.,Rest in Peace. Give Jeanne a hug for me. Ill be looA snuggle for Samantha. I will be looking for that Blue Bird.

  10. Joe Wilson says:

    Kenny, I want to thank your family for sharing you with us. You are and always will be one of my hero’s who taught me humility, strength, and courage by giving of yourself. For it is by giving that we receive and you definitely have been a gift. Love you.

  11. Lillie Mordecai says:

    Rest in peace my friend, Kenny. It’s been a great 13 year ride because of you and your genuine friendship. Know that you will always be Dear to my heart and always apart of my life. Give Jeanine a hug from me. There will Never be another you, Kenny. So glad I gave you your Flowers while you were here. Until we greet again ❤️, Always . Condolences to the Family!

  12. Garry Patrick says:

    It’s human nature to remember the good and the bad in folks. With Kenny there was only good. He was a great person and a Godsend to have in your corner when you needed help. You could count on him for a smile and a laugh and a good dose of honesty. He will always be considered by myself and many others as a very important person in Savannah Tourism. Recently celebrating 25 years of service.
    I will miss him deeply and wish his family my heart felt condolences along with the entire CAST of Old Town trolley Tours of Savannah and Historic Tours of America.

    RIP my friend.

  13. Judi Trahan says:

    My heart is broken. Your smile was contagious and so was your honest laugh. You are at peace now, my dear friend. Condolences to the entire family.

  14. Kayla Marie Black says:

    Kenny was absolutely one of the bright spots of my work life. He quite literally talked me into working for Old Town Trolley all those years ago, and I have many, many fond memories of him as “KG”, my favorite dispatcher and, for a long time, my favorite manager.
    Kenny was so well loved. He was definitely a bright spot for a lot of people that have worked with us, who do work with us, and will work with us in the future because people will talk about him for many years to come.

  15. Jon Prell says:

    Kenny was one of the few people I’ve ever known whose was full of only compassion, goodness and love. You were a rare bird my friend. When you trained me for dispatch, that was my best time in the three years I was there. My condolences to his family and just know we are all better people for having known him. Rest in peace Kenny and I will see you later. I hope you get the chance to teach the rest of the angels to fly safely.

  16. Charlie Brazil says:

    Kenny was one of the original Savannah OPS folks who remained with us from my arrival there in 2003 until he left us, far too soon. A more genuine individual would be hard to find, and his laugh, humor, work ethic and capacity for love and kindness should be replicated by all those who had the good fortune to know him. That is the best way we can memorialize him, as those attributes were the bedrock of who he was. I am so happy that I had a chance to see him just last week and let him know he was loved and that his trolley family appreciated him deeply. Sincere condolences to his family who he loved very much!

  17. Ben Lawson says:

    My friend Kenny was a Legendary Man and his legacy and Love for all those whose life he touched will never go away. Truly the Salt of the Earth and I will miss him very much and our earnest discussions about the State of Georgia’s seemingly snake bit sports teams. This is the year Kenny. Gonna win it all my friend

  18. David L says:

    Kenny was a truly good person who meant a lot to a lot of people. He will be missed.

  19. Gregg A Seidl says:

    Rest in peace, you kind, generous soul. Kenny took me under his wing when I first arrived at OTT, and I will never forget his kind, yet firm hand in guiding me. The world is a lesser place without him in it.

    Fly high, my friend.

  20. Gordon Bartholf Jr. says:

    Kenny was a true friend to all and so selfless. He seemed to have boundless energy when it came to helping others. Every time I watch a Braves game in the future, I will remember you Kenny. My deepest condolences to his family.

  21. Kevin Dills says:

    God Speed Kenny…it was always a good day to come to work if you were on. You could count on a smile and a laugh or two before the day was done.

    You will be missed and remembered as one of the good ones. Not many of those come along in life, but you were indeed one of the best.

  22. Jim Lamberson says:

    Kenny, you will be missed by many. Our relationship started on the job but soon turned to a lifelong friendship. Your southern draw and articulate way of conversation seemed to always keep ones attention as one waited for the rest of the phase/story. I really enjoyed working with you. You were one of the best safety officers a Safety Director could ask for. You made my job so much easier. Thank you for the memories and friendship, and a job well done!
    To the family, my sincere condolences. Please know that he was a great man/friend and will be missed but I’m sure it will not be as much as for you all. Knowing that my words can’t ease your pain, know that Kenny is now in a better place without the pains of his mortal presents here on earth. Long live his memory. God Bless you all. Rest easy my friend!

  23. Cindy Barris-Speke says:

    Kenny Gresham- The Heart and Soul of OTT, RIP.

  24. Young Kari says:

    Dearest Kenny,
    Thank you for all of the happy moments, joyfully spent within your presence.
    Thank you for your tutelage, the laughter you shared with me, dancing with me on my wedding day, the humble tears in your eyes the day my son was born, your sensitive perspective on the world at large, and the carefully crafted report cards, that were always on time and in good humor. The season I spent as your daughter, afforded my children, a small snippet of your humor that they themselves, in turn, will pass down for generations to come. Your easy going nature was unparalleled in this fallen world and I trust that God needed you home, more than the world needed your light.
    I will celebrate your memory and am grateful to know that you’re in a better place!
    God bless, until we meet again- I don’t own the clothes I’m wearing, and the road goes on forever…

  25. Tommy O says:

    Kenny was such a kind giving man. Rebekkah and I send our love and prayers for family and friends to have peace in this fairly sudden passing. He gave so much of himself and he made a lasting impression on everyone who was blessed to know him.

  26. Cassandra A Kemp says:

    Kenny you will be missed dearly. Thank you for everything you have done. I’ve learned from you and greatly appreciate you. I’m glad to have met such a great man like you. You will be missed deeply Kenny. My condolences to your family. Thank you Kenny.

  27. Cynthia Pelote says:

    “ Cynthia, it’s me Kenny from the trolley, listen”, our conversation always started this way. Kenny, Kenny from the trolley—I’m going to miss hearing you on the other end of the line. We often shared a chuckle about “tour stuff”- we had to. I missed your retirement party on purpose- I knew you would be back. My words to you were, “Kenny, I’ll see you soon”. Rest assure there you were rolling thru the parking lot .I remember when I saw you you I said “ I knew you were coming back—your response “” Just on Tuesdays”, we laughed. I didn’t realize this would be our last laugh together. Sleep in peace my friend. You will be missed, but never forgotten.

  28. Jim scaggs says:

    I worked with kenny some 20 years ago at OTT he was a great guy and one of a kind my sincerest condolences to his family .

  29. GENE Mavroftas says:

    Kenny was my best friend growing up in Columbia, SC
    it deeply saddens me of his passing, my heartfelt condolences to his entire family. RIP KENNY

  30. Gene Canfield says:

    Kenny was my best friend growing up in Columbia with our other best friends, the Munnerlyns, the Mavroftas’s, the Genovas . And when he moved away to the beautiful city of Savannah, I surely thought that it would be the last time I saw him. But lo and behold he found a way to reconnect with me in the late 1980’s ; taking time off his busy schedule so that we could hang out again; and We Did! I called him about the first of August so we could make plans to get together again! But now unfortunately, that won’t happen! When we last spoke I told him what a kind and wonderful soul he was! I’m sorry that I never got to meet your surviving family members; my condolences and Love to them! KENNY you’ll forever be in my heart! LOVE, Junior!❤️

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