Vernon Virgil Kinsey

August 17, 1928December 19, 2017
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Vernon Virgil Kinsey, 89, of Lone Oak, Texas passed away on December 19, 2017. He was born on August 17, 1928 in Bromide, Oklahoma to Virgil Quincey and Isabell Rowland Kinsey. Mr. Kinsey served in the Armed Services for 23 months where he fought in the Korean War. Immediately on his return home from Japan in 1952, he married Betty Jo Knowles of Mesquite and they recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. He loved country music and was a member of the Tawakoni Playboys where he played the steel guitar and later went on to play the electric guitar and bass. He was a member of the Hopkins County #180 Masonic Lodge for 24 years where he served as Tyler, Senior Deacon, Senior Stewart, and Master Mason His greatest love was his large family and he looked forward to having the whole family get together as often as possible. He leaves a lifetime of memories and stories that will be passed down for generations to come. He is survived by his wife Betty, son Larry Kinsey and wife Marie of Lone Oak, son Ronny Kinsey and wife Monica of Terrell, daughter Denise Fulk and husband Harold of Paris, son Kerry Kinsey and wife Sherry of Kaufman, son Jeff Kinsey and wife Traci of Cumby, brother Kenneth Kinsey of Gun Barrel City, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. Mr. Kinsey was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters, and one great grandchild. Services are scheduled for 11:00 am Saturday, December 23, 2017 at the Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Audie Gilbreath officiating. Interment will be in Haven of Memories Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday, December 22, 2017 at the Bull Creek Cowboy Church in Lone Oak and also one hour prior to the service in Canton on Saturday. Pallbearers will include grandsons; Jason Petty, Aaron Kinsey, Jake Petty, Josh Petty, Cody Kinsey, and Dillon Kinsey, with Blake Langford and Tyler Childers serving as Honorary Pallbearers.


  • Visitation Friday, December 22, 2017
  • Visitation in Chapel Saturday, December 23, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 23, 2017

Vernon Virgil Kinsey

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Greg Kinsey

December 22, 2017

Aunt Betty and Family,
We love and will miss Uncle Vernon dearly.
Sending you thoughts and prayers.
Greg Kinsey and Family

Jim Amburn

December 22, 2017

Aunt Betty & Family,
I was sorry to hear about Uncle Vernon's passing. May the peace of God be with you and the family at this time.

Jim & Pam Amburn

Dustin Smith

December 21, 2017

So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for your comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Dustin & Heidi Smith (Greenville TX)

Dan & Barbara Petty

December 20, 2017

So sorry to hear. Jeff Kinsey & family, you have our sympathy in the loss of your Father.
Dan & Barbara Petty

Tammi Kinsey-Langford

December 20, 2017

Sweet Granddaddy, You will always hold a special place in my heart & I will treasure every memory with you! I love you more than I could ever express and am gonna miss you so much! I know you will always be with me in my heart and I know I will see you again one day, til then go rest high on that mountain :(

Love Always your Granddaughter, Tammi Kinsey-Langford & Family <3