William Kinder

Thursday, February 13, 2003

William Vincent Kinder, 53, of Irving, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas.

He was born May 6, 1949, in Jackson, son of Oliver Clay and Nova Lucille Haynes Kinder. He and Mary Hamilton were married June 30, 1972.

Kinder attended schools in Jackson and Cape Girardeau and was a graduate of Central High School.

He worked in the upholstery and refinishing department at Griffaw Furniture. He moved to Irving in 1990, and worked at Leather Tech in Dallas, Texas. He attended Full Gospel Holy Temple Church in Dallas.

Kinder served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, and was awarded a Purple Heart.

Survivors include a son, William Johnson of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Leslie Robinson of Atlanta, Ga.; a stepson, Kevin Hamilton of Lancaster, Texas; four brothers, Sherman Kinder of Festus, Mo., James Kinder of Edwardsville, Ill., Ronald Kinder of state of California, Michael Kinder, state of Louisiana; seven sisters, Shirley Parsons, Mary Lattin, Vivian Jones, Ethel Kinder and Christina Terry-Strange, all of Dallas, Dora Kinder of Edwardsville, Olive White, state of California; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, and a brother.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m. Monday.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson, with military rites to be conducted.