McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC


Richard "Ken" Kinkade

November 27, 1946June 23, 2020

Richard "Ken" Kinkade, 73 of Matthews, North Carolina passed away June 23rd, 2020.

He was born in Flanagan, Illinois on November 27, 1946. Ken graduated from Flanagan High School. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.

He married Wanda Osborne Kinkade on August 27, 1998. Ken had a long career in the printing business. He retired from Southern Graphics in January of 2020. He was the most disciplined and dedicated runner. He completed several marathons and half marathons. Ken was an avid golfer and lover of all sports especially basketball.

He is survived by his wife Wanda, one daughter, Julie Kinkade of Cape Coral, Florida and the following siblings; Ron Kinkade, Wayne Kinkade, Linda (Wes) Springer, Danny (Kathy) Kinkade, John (Trish) Kinkade, Robert Kinkade and Kay Wade. He was preceded in death by James & Ilene Kinkade and his brother, Jimmy Kinkade.

Wanda and Julie are planning a memorial service for a later date. In the meantime, please leave online condolences at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com and check for updates regarding the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atrium Healthcare Neuroscience Institute in Ken's memory.


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Dan & Deb Harrison

July 1, 2020

Kenny was a great guy! I, Deb, worked with him for several years in Pontiac, and we both grew up with and knew many family members well. Our sympathy to all the family! We wish you all comfort and peace. God bless!

Dana Kuster

July 1, 2020

I attended Flanagan High School with Ken also. He was a really nice guy. We rode the same bus for better than 2 years . I have a lot of pleasant memories. Glad to read about his life I had heard of him living in NC. Sorry to hear of his passing. I am sure he leaves a lot of pleasant memories.

Thomas Slayback

June 30, 2020

I met Ken while working with his wife Wanda in Rock Hill S.C. and they were both the most beautiful, heartwarming people with everyone they met. I had forgotten that Ken was from Central Illinois until I saw his obituary. Right away it brought back a flood of emotion and I just want to let Wanda know that I will be keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Smith Chapman

June 30, 2020

So sorry to hear about Kenny’s death. I remember him from Flanagan High School Class of ‘65 as a quiet kid. Thanks for sharing about his life.

Gary Yordy

June 30, 2020

I played basketball with Ken at Flanagan High School in 1963-1965. He was a good guy then, and I am certain for the rest of his life. RIP. Gary Yordy
Anthem, AZ

Deb Kinkade

June 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear your loss of Kenny. He was a great man & was the 1st person I met in the family. My girls may not have seen him very often but always loved him when they did. My heart goes out to you all. He will be greatly missed, especially his smile. May Family & Friends comfort you at this difficult time.