KINSER, JAMES VINCENT SR.
died on June 30, 2014 at the age of 84.
Vince was the first of George W. and Lillian Blair Kinser's 12 children, nine of whom survive him, and a lifelong resident of Oldham County, where he will be remembered for his post retirement career as a bus driver trainer in the Oldham County School District. His interest in transportation extended throughout his life, from the tractors he drove on the family farm in youth, to long haul truck and motor coach driving later on and to his rewarding role as mentor to school bus driver trainees. He was also an airplane pilot. Always eager to travel, he surprised no one when he said at the end of his life that he was ready to go.
Vince was a founding member of Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange and a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Pat and Mike Kinser.
Vince is survived by his wife of 63 years, Maxine Shockey Kinser, six children, Carolyn (Richard Kingrey), Trish Turover (Steve), Jim (Mary Ellen), Tim, Beth DeGeorge (Joe), Greg (Nilka); siblings, Mary Jane Miller (Tom), Joyce Carpenter (Don), Donald Kinser (Georgia), George Kinser (Dot), Koss Kinser (Mary Jane), Johnny Kinser (Barbara), Bobby Kinser (Bonnie, Tony Kinser (Vicki), and Larry Kinser (Cheryl); grandchildren, Matthew Gardner (Beth), Lauren Gardner, Jason Kinser, Justin Kinser, Chad Snyder (Sarah), Kristen Stearns (Greg), Adam Kinser (Johanna), Tristyn Kinser, Alysha Bodenbender and two great grandchildren, Madelyn and Emily Snyder.
Visitation will be 2-8p.m. Wednesday at Oldham County Funeral Home 706 W. Jefferson St. in La Grange. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church 502 N. 5th St. in La Grange Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Valley of Rest Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers donations may be to Hosparus of Louisville or donors favorite charity.
Oldham County Funeral Home
706 West Jefferson Street La Grange, KY 40031
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 2, 2014