John R. Kingan(1925 - 2013)

John R. Kingan, 88, of Conway, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.
Born in New York City on Dec. 10, 1925, he was the son of the late John and Agatha Kingan.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Kingan; and a sister, Alice Smith.
John was raised in Rye and Harrison, N.Y. He was a WWII veteran and served in Europe with the 1255 Combat Engineers. John received his BS in Agriculture from Kansas State University and his MS in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Nebraska. He was employed by Armour & Co., The University of Nebraska, Mountaire Feeds Co., and was also self-employed from which he retired.
John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Schroeder Kingan; a sister, Barbara Boyd of Connecticut; a sister-in-law, June Kingan of Virginia; a son, Robert J Kingan and his wife, Sandra of New Jersey; a daughter, Kristi Puckett and her husband, Mike of North Little Rock; and six grandchildren, Taylor Puckett, Carlee Puckett, Abby Grace Puckett, Rohan Kingan, Arun Kingan, and Ravi Kingan.
His memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at Griffin Leggett in Conway.
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Published in The Log Cabin Democrat from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 7, 2014