Jeffrey Kinney

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Jeff Kinney grew up in Miami and spent his youth living each day to be able to play sports. Early in Jeff's high school career he received letters from college football coaches describing their interest in utilizing his talents for their college football programs. Coach Bobby Sasser congratulated Jeff on his extraordinary athletic accomplishments on the football field and encouraged Jeff to continue to work hard to realize the destiny his athletic gifts could provide.
However, life intervened when Jeff moved to Dallas, Texas, forever changing his path. It was there Jeff met the love of his life, Lori Rives. Jeff and Lori both loved sports, and that was the beginning of the true realization of Jeff's talents. Jeff Kinney was a man who loved life and found a woman who felt as he did. They shared that philosophy and lived life to the fullest together. Wherever Jeff and Lori were, was the center of the universe for all of their friends and family and others lucky enough to know them.
This gentle giant of a man always had a big smile, hug, and helping hand for whoever needed one. Jeff was a big man with big appetites, and in no particular order, those passions were his country, his wife, his friends, his family, his pets and all of his many other hobbies such as football and fishing. Jeff was the person who helped the nameless stranger, the stray injured animal and any other person who needed him as he journeyed through life. This loving soul cast a big shadow by all of those who loved him, and his loss leaves a huge void as big as his heart that will be felt by each and every person who ever called Jeff a brother, son, husband, friend or neighbor.
He was preceded in death by David Kinney; and his cat, Maxx.
Jeff Kinney is survived by his wife, Lori Rives Kinney; his mother, Anne Kinney; father, Richard Kinney; stepmother, Joanne Kinney; his brother, Scott Kinney.
Funeral services celebrating Jeff's life will be held Friday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Arlington Chapel of H.M. Patterson and Son in Sandy Springs. Interment will follow in Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Jeff can be made to either www.adoptagoldenatlanta.com or www.greatpyratlanta.com.
H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel in Sandy Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from Nov. 24 to Nov. 29, 2010
Arrangements under the direction of:
H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel
173 Allen Road Ne | Sandy Springs, GA 30328 | (404) 851-9900
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