Mr. John William Kinard, Jr, age 87, of Mansfield passed away January 1, 2017. He was born May 19, 1929 in Jasper County to John W. and Mary Speer Kinard who have preceded him in death. Mr. Kinard was a proud veteran who served his country in the United States Army. He attended Pitts Chapel Church when it was active with his wife Annie Margaret Kinard. Mr. Kinard worked for Mayflower Van Lines and United Van Lines before retiring; he worked as a dispatcher and in claims. He was a Master Mason with more than 40 years as a Mason and a member of Mansfield Masonic Lodge #489 where he was a Past Master and currently served as the lodge Treasurer a position he has held for a number of years. Mr. Kinard served as a Councilman in Mansfield and on the Tree Board there; he also served for a period on the Newton County Planning Committee. In September of 2016 his wife of 63 years Mrs. Annie Margaret Wyatt Kinard preceded him in death he also was preceded in death by two sisters Margaret and Mattie Kinard.
Mr. Kinard is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William James “JR” and Mary Kinard of Mansfield; his grandchildren, Deanna Sims and her husband Geffrey of Mansfield and Brandon Kinard and his wife Allie of Monticello; his great grandchildren, Chandler Sims, Joelle Sims, Peyton Gunnells and Haidyn Kinard; his sister, Mary Lou Johnson of Covington and a nephew, Randy Johnson also of Covington along with numerous other family and close friends.
Funeral services for Mr. Kinard will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Chapel of J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home with Reverend Danny Sorrells officiating. Interment will follow at Carmel Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00pm until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. J.C. Harwell and Son Funeral Home, 2157 East St., SE, Covington, GA 30014 is in charge of the arrangements. A guest book may be signed on-line www.harwellfuneralhome.com.