James Richard Kinney
April 3, 1929
January 6, 2019
James Richard "Dick" Kinney, 89, of Abilene passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Abilene.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11 AM at the Crescent Heights Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Friday, January 11, from 6 to 8 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home.
Dick was born on April 3, 1929 in Stamford, Texas to the late William Newton Kinney and Lillian Florine Randall Kinney. He married Marie Goolsby on August 5, 1950 in Roby, Texas. Dick served the city of Abilene honorably for 28 years as a Police officer. 10 of those years he was a K-9 unit. He then went on to work for Taylor County Sherriff Department as a Bailiff for 10 years. Dick was a member of the Texas Municipal Police Association and served as President and Sargent of Arms as well as on the Board of Directors. He was an active member of Crescent Heights Baptist Church serving as a Deacon and assisted with refurbishing 2 properties owned by the church. Dick was also very active in Boy Scouting, was a wood carver and gifted artist.
Dick is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marie Kinney; children, "Rick" Richard Kinney and wife Doris, "Ed" Kinney and wife Billie Jean, "Mike" Kinney and wife Joy, "Billy" Kinney and wife Teresa, Karen Kinney Smith; 13 grandchildren, Crystal Fiocchi and husband Lee, Celeste Kinkade, Chandra Smith and husband Cole, Jason Smith and wife Jennifer, Kayla Slack and husband Scott, Katie Morgan and husband Ryan, Johnna Davis and husband Arthur, Joshua Kinney and wife Elisabeth, Nicholas Kinney, Mikala Kinney, Shayla Fine and husband Landon, Kendra Ross and husband Andy, Cheyenne Weems and husband Luke; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Dick was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Fred Kinney and Fate Kinney; sister, Lois Enloe Chilcoat.