TALMO - Joe Neal Kinney, 89, passed away at his residence surrounded by his family and caregivers on Monday, November 18, 2013.
He was born in Talmo, the son of the late J.H. Kinney and Essie Bridges Kinney. He was a member of Talmo Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the deacon board, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, visited and cooked for the sick for many years, and retired from Dutch Quality House. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Kinney was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah McEver Kinney; step-mother, Frances Hill Kinney; sister, Annie Lou Kinney; and brothers, John, Bill, Harry and Harold Kinney.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Melvin Porter, Jefferson, and Susie and Phil Boleman, Chestnut Mountain; grandchildren, Hutch (Allison) Porter, Allison (Justin) Seibert, Tiffany (Anthony) Richey, Liza Boleman, Susannah (Kyle) Odom, and Sydney Boleman; and great-grandchildren, Tate Siebert, Jack Seibert, and Cade Richey..
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, November 21, at Talmo Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Spence officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Steve Kinney, Mike McEver, Nelson Sellers, Richie Elliott, Ricky Elliott, and Bud Kinney. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, November 20, at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com