Raymond Henry Kinard was born November 1, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas, to Henry J. Kinard and Leira Degraftenreed. He departed this life on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at The Select Specialty Hospital in Kansas City, KS.
Raymond was a Christian man of faith who loved the Lord and maintained his faith and strength until the very end.
At a very young age, Raymond showed the ability to read any and everything and remember facts. This proved to be helpful throughout his education. He was a straight-A student. Raymond attended Linwood School, and D.A. Holmes. He graduated from Westport High School on the Honor Roll and student council in 1974. He continued his higher learning attending Rockhurst University and graduating with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Raymond worked for the Internal Revenue Service for many years. His hobbies were playing the acoustic and electric guitar, enjoying good food, writing, and discussing topics of interest with anyone who would listen. He loved his family, making and giving out quizzes, and learning interesting facts.
Preceding him in death are: his parents, Henry and Leira Kinard; and a brother Warren D. Nelson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: 4 brothers, Terrance D. Kinard, Joseph H. Kinard, Lewis L. Kinard (Mary), all of Kansas City, Mo, and Claude A. Kinard of Kansas City, Kansas; three sisters, Trella A. Smith (Gary), Florence P. Wilson (Allen), and Leira F. Tillmon all of Kansas City, Mo. He will also be missed by 5 nephews, 6 nieces, a host of great-nephews and great-nieces, and other family members and friends who loved him very much.
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