John Thomas “Tommy” Kinard, 83, of Pomaria, died Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Palmetto Health Richland.
Born on September 18, 1935 in Pomaria, he was a son of the late William Horace and Mary Richardson Kinard. He was a US Army veteran and was retired from the US Forest Service. Mr. Kinard was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he served on the Cemetery Committee, was a member the Lutheran Men and the Lutheran Men Committee of 100, was a church treasurer for many years, Church Councilman, and Sunday School Superintendent.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Murphy Kinard; sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) Kinard and Douglas Kinard both of Prosperity; a brother, Harvey Kinard of Newberry; granddaughters, Allyson Marie (Eric) Buchanan, Stephanie Leigh Kinard and Julie Ann Kinard. He was predeceased by a brother, Horace N. “Nickie” Kinard.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steve Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sandra Ruff, 208 Lakeside Drive, Chapin, SC 29036.
Active pallbearers will be Brian Kinard, Travis Kinard, Dean Harmon, Tommy Murphy, Randy Murphy and Terry Murphy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hester, Ron Boozer, Don Hair, Phyllis Houston, Tessie Mendenhall and the staff of the Newberry Oncology Group.
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