Thomas Kinsey Class
Thomas Richard Kinsey, 69, passed peacefully at
home on Monday, July 22nd following a brief fight with cancer. He is survived by
his wife, Beth, sons Frank (Amy) and Trey (Kristi). Tom was 'Pop Pop' to four
grandchildren; Avery, Noah, Connor, and Branson. He had a surviving sister
Patricia Ann Layne and several nieces.
Tom was born
and raised in Miami, FL and following high school graduation enlisted in the
United States Army. He was a Vietnam veteran and served as a Flight Operations
Specialist. He served three additional years in the Army Reserve. He loved his
country and served it well.
Tom was a member of the
Teamsters Union, a loss prevention and fraud specialist for a major retail
company, and was retired from the University of Florida's Health Science Center.
He was an
active member of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville where he was a member
of a Sunday School class he deeply loved. He previously worked with youth,
participated in various mission projects, and sang in choir. He believed in
family, faith, and country and felt he served them all with pride.
traveling, fishing with his friends and family, and spending time in the NC
mountains. He followed Dolphin and University of Miami football and was totally
devoted to Gator football.
Burial will be private
and any love offerings in his honor can be made to the First Baptist Church of
Gainesville mission fund or Haven Hospice of Gainesville.
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