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Joseph Wayne Kinard

Joseph Wayne Kinard




Joseph Wayne Kinard passed peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, April 6, 2020, after a hard fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.


Wayne was born in Prosperity, SC, the son of the late Herman J. Kinard and Annie Isabell Metts Kinard.  He was a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School and was a US Army Vietnam Veteran.  Wayne retired from GTE in Laurens after 31 ½ years and then owned his own business, Tel Help, Inc.  He was an integral part of VFW Post 3354 as Post Commander for 22 years.  Mr. Kinard was an avid Clemson Tigers fan who traveled to all home, away, and bowl games for many many years.  Wayne was known as “Papa Wayne” by all his grandchildren and their friends.


Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Martha Fullbright Kinard; daughter, Amy Satterwhite (Jamie) of Hickory Tavern; son, Keith Taylor (Glenda) of Laurens; granddaughters, Kristin Keaten (Trent) of Granite Falls, NC, Leanne Ladd (Richard) of Laurens; grandson, Owen Satterwhite of Hickory Tavern; great-granddaughters, Bella Bates of Melbourne, FL, Syndi “Jo” Woodward and Alayna Keaten of Granite Falls, NC, and Lydia Ladd of Laurens; brother, Ronnie Kinard (Jewel) of Prosperity, SC; sisters, Dorothy Nell Fulmer of Prosperity, SC, and Hazel Wicker of Newberry, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.


In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his brothers, Larry Kinard, and Herman C. Kinard; and his sister, Florence Householder.


Private graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. James Shealy.


The family will be at the home.


The family would like to thank Hospice of Laurens County and his doctors and staff at GHS Cancer Center for the care and love he was shown during his hard fought battle with leukemia.


Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.




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Martha and Amy I am deeply saddened to hear of Wayne's passing, we all had so much fun going to away and home football games. He will be greatly missed. Stay strong an GOD BLESS. Harold Sease (BUCK)

Harold Sease Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Kinard

bella Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

imma miss my papa

bella Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

Annette and Maxie Turner Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Deneen Horger McHan Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

I am sorry that we can not gather to mourn Wayne's death and to celebrate his life in all the traditional ways, due to the pandemic. But Martha and all the family will remain in our prayers, and we will each remember something unique or special about Wayne that will cause us to smile and give thanks for having been blessed by his presence in our lives.

Gary Kinard Apr 8 2020 12:00 AM

Prayers for Martha, Amy, and the family at this time of your loss. I ask that God surround you with his comforting arms to help you through this time. Wish I could be there in person.

LeJune S Cantrell Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

Martha, Amy and the entire family I sure am sorry for your loss. Wayne was a fine man to everyone. When you all came to our church he always saw to it that we had a fresh Chrismon Tree, he put it up for us and left it for the ladies to decorate. He was always fun to be with. I am so sorry he had to suffer so much. He is in God's loving arms for all he did. I want to thank him for his military service. Rest in peace Wayne you will be missed. I pray God be with the family.

Evelyn Rankin Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

He was a great guy!! Thank you Wayne for your service!! Prayers for his family!!!Xoxo

Laura Haupfear Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry Martha. I sure can remember him coming to Laurens dsn and installing our phones. He was always so sweet and helpful. Prayers for the family.

Jean ramage Apr 7 2020 12:00 AM

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