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Ralph Kinney

Tyler, Texas

Aug 13, 1937 – May 17, 2021 (Age 83)


August 13, 1937
May 17, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Services for Ralph Kinney, 83, of Whitehouse, will be held on  Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 10:00 am at  Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Vaughn officiating.

Burial will follow at Whitehouse Cemetery in Whitehouse under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Ralph passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Tyler.

Ralph was born August 13, 1937 at Hiram, Texas to Howard and Linnie Faye Kinney.

He served in the United States Air Force for 6 years. He then married Opal Kinnaird Kinney. Together they were married for 47 years. Ralph loved photography and enjoyed camping and traveling to Colorado, his favorite state. In later years he enjoyed spending time with his dog Felicity. Ralph was a Christian and a member of Green Acres Baptist Church.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Kinney; his parents; and a brother.

Ralph is survived by his son Brian Kinney and wife Tina; daughter Kim Kinney; grandsons Zane and Seth Kinney.

Pallbearers will be Zane Kinney, Seth Kinney, Sean Scott, Cruz Pena, Chris McClain, and Mackenzie Hillis.

A visitation for Ralph is scheduled from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas, 4707 Bengal St. Dallas, TX 75255.

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Ralph Was a friend and mentor. We shared great laughs during drives from Green Acres Baptist Church South Campus to Park Place Sundays after church service.

Ed Davault
John 3 : 16

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.. we love y’all so much!