OBITUARY

Joshua F Kinney Jr.

November 6, 1927August 27, 2019

Joshua Frank Kinney, Jr “Buddy” age 91 died of natural causes on August 27, 2019 at the W.G. Hefner Hospice at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC.

Buddy is survived by his wife Phyllis Jones Kinney of Charlotte, NC; children Robin Morgan (Gary) of Midland and Mark Kinney (Teresa) of Charlotte, NC; stepdaughter Jennifer Jarrell of Charlotte, NC; stepsons Jeff Cook (Carolyn) and Greg Cook of Gastonia, NC; sister Grace Nixon; grandchildren Daniel Moose (Jennifer), Lauren Moose, Chris Kinney, Josh Kinney, Jennifer Adkins (Mike), Erin Jarrell, Rebekah Cook, Jarod Cook, Faith Cook, Brittiney Skorupski (Phil) and Brian Houghtaling (Karissa); great grandchildren Zachary Parker, Brantley Moose, Maddie Moose, Mazie Moose, Paislee Moose, Abby Adkins, Mason Adkins, Liliana Grace and Emmaline Noel. Buddy is also survived by his last surviving Navy buddy, Collin Steed.

Buddy was born on November 6, 1927 in Charlotte, NC to Joshua Frank Kinney, Sr and Irene Landers. He received his GED at the age of 73. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and bravely served his country until 1946.

He worked for North American Philips Lighting selling lights; he also sold insurance, had a painting business and was a jack-of-all-trades. Buddy enjoyed going to Back Porch Treasures at the Matthews HELP Center to help those in need.

Buddy was a devoted husband, dad and grandfather who enjoyed playing cards, hunting arrowheads and taking all the grandchildren to and from school.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Dan Kinney and his son Bobby Kinney of Charlotte; sister Frances Mauch and brothers-in-law William Mauch and Boyce Nixon.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 2-4pm at McEwen Funeral Service located at 5716 Monroe Road in Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury NC (www.salisbury.va.gov).

Services

  • A Celebration of Life with US Navy Funeral Honors Saturday, August 31, 2019

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Diana McMillian

August 29, 2019

I never had the pleasure of meeting Pop Kinney, but I am very close with his son Mark. I know how remarkable he was as a dad and how much he was loved. He loved hanging out with Mark and the boys & they had such good times together. Mark, you have these wonderful memories that you can cherish and keep in your heart forever. Just know that Our Precious Father went to his garden and picked his most beautiful flower on August 27, 2019, the name of the flower is Buddy Kinney. Rest in Peace Pop and I will meet you when the Lord calls me home. What a glorious day that will be. Amen

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