Longtime Alaskan Virgil L. Kinney, 74, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at The Ark of Homer Assisted Living.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Fallbrook, Calif., with Maurice Pelletier officiating.
Virgil was born Aug. 18, 1938, in Fallbrook, Calif. He moved to Alaska in 1962 and resided in Anchorage. In Anchorage, he worked for Spenard Builder Supply. He retired in 1998.
Virgil moved to Homer in July, 2010. He enjoyed fishing, cars, music and spending time with his family.
"Dad was a quiet, simple, kindhearted man who always had a warm smile and a twinkle in his eyes when he saw you. He was best known for being a hard worker and for the love he had for his family, cars and good food. Thank you for so many wonderful memories. You will forever be in our hearts. We love you," his family said.
Virgil was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia J. Kinney, and his parents, Clarence G. and Jessie F. Kinney.
He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Bendle of Modesto, Calif., Debby Pelletier of Paulsbo, Wash., and Linda Mishler of Anchor Point; son, Shawn Kinney of Gilbert, Ariz.; stepdaughter, Pam Witte of Kenai; granddaughters, Angela Faria, Amber Aldeguer, Megan Mishler, Kimberly Mishler, Emily Chivers and Natalie Witte all of Anchorage; grandsons, Randy Bendle of Wasilla, and Ryan Witte of Kenai; brother, Laurence Kinney of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and sisters, Helen Burr and Barbara Thurston, both of Fallbrook, Calif.
Memorial donations and condolences may be sent to Linda Mishler, P.O. Box 2193, Homer, AK 99603.
Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai and Berry-Bell & Hall Fallbrook Mortuary in Fallbrook, Calif.