William Boyd Kinsey, Jr., 77, of Lenoir, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Caldwell County Hospice in Hudson.
Mr. Kinsey was born May 25, 1942 in Charleston, S.C. to the late William Boyd Kinsey, Sr. and Octavia Weathers Kinsey.
He served in the Air National Guard of South Carolina and the Reserve of the U.S. Air Force, he was retired from Duke Power Co. as an Engineer. William loved and adored his three granddaughters more than anything in the world, he was a member of the Hornet’s Nest Region (AACA). He loved all things fast, especially cars and roller coasters and was a master wood craftsman.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Mary L. Kinsey of the home, a daughter, Kelly Stoudemire and husband Woody of Granite Falls, a son, Jon Hawn of Cajah Mountain, three granddaughters; Claire Stoudemire of Erie, PA, Maggie Stoudemire of Granite Falls and Sidney Hawn of Cajah Mountain, a brother, Horace Kinsey of Hollywood, SC, a sister, Beverly Ritter of Walterboro, SC and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Bass-Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dan Duke officiating. Burial will follow at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Cemetery in Hickory with military honors provided by the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard and the N.C. National Guard.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caldwell County Hospice, 526 Pine Mountain Rd., Hudson, N.C. 28638 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory in Hickory is serving the family of William Boyd Kinsey, Jr.