2011-11-10 / Obituaries

Tommy R. Kinard

Services were held on Monday Nov. 7 for Tommy R. Kinard, born Aug. 13, 1944, who was taken from his family unexpectedly on Nov. 1, 2011 in an unfortunate accident.

Tommy grew up in Oklahoma, moving to California in

1963. He worked for California

Division of Forestry beginning in 1964 in Santa Cruz County as a firefighter. He served in the U.S. Army from 1965- 1967, including a tour in Vietnam. He returned to the forestry service where he worked until 1977 when he transferred to Mt. Bullion Camp, Mariposa. He retired from CDF in 1982 and in 1985 started his second career as a barber until his second retirement when he sold the PD Quick Barber Shop.

He was a well known member of the community serving as a coach in youth sporting activities with his children and grandchildren, a founding member of Vietnam Vets, a member of the local chapter of the VFW, and a was proud to carry perfect attendance in the Mariposa Lions Club for over 20 years while holding many different offices including Club President.

Tommy was a man of integrity, who gave friendship, support, and love to all his family and friends. He always gave time no matter what the task. He passed along his love for fishing, hunting, camping, and everything about the outdoors to his children and grandchildren.

Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joyce; his three children, Missy (James), Todd (Chris), and Jeanette; and his seven grandchildren, Corissa, Travis, Kyle, Anita, Thomas, Sara, and Sean. He is also survived by his Aunt Ruthie; sisters, Linda, Ruth (Dean), and Ann; brother, Eddy (Cindy); mother-inlaw, Lois; and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Loyd Kinard; his mother, Trudie Launie; sister, Joyce Lee; and brother, James.

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One of the dearest men I have

One of the dearest men I have ever known. I feel lost without him still.

Tom used to cut my hair when

Tom used to cut my hair when he had the PD Quick barbar shop. I thought he was a really nice guy. My condolances to the family on your tragic loss.

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