1947 ~ 2020
Date of Death: January 26, 2020
In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Kinnard family. Harold’s earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Harold Kinnard.
Derrick Veasley ~ Director
Henry Veasley ~ Director
Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain
Harold Kinnard, 72, was born June 26, 1947 in Ozark, Arkansas to Phelin “Kill” Kinnard, Sr. and Dovie Rue Alston Kinnard. He departed this life January 26, 2020 at Baptist Health in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Ray Alston, Jessie, Frank, and Phelin “Kill”, Jr. Kinnard.
Harold attended Washington Elementary during his childhood. He graduated from the historic Lincoln High School class of 1965. He was known by some as “Polly”. In 1967 he was drafted into the U. S. Army where he specialized as a cook. His service ended in 1969. Upon his return from serving his country, he was employed 24 years by Rheem Manufacturing as a heavy machine operator.
During his years at Rheem, Harold met and married his wife, Debra (Kitten) Holliman on June 30, 1979. From this union was born two daughters and one son. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved his family dearly. HE loved people, enjoyed mowing lawns, cooking, and basketball games.
Bro. Harold accepted Christ as an early age. He was a member of Mallalieu United Methodist, where he served as an usher and cook. He and his family later joined Northside Church of God in Christ where he served as Food Service Director and Trustee Board member. Occasionally,
Harold sung in the Men’s Choir.
Harold always saw to it that the Pastor and 1st Lady Watson had something to eat. He took joy in preparing Sunday meals for them. He also saw to it that the Pastor had a meal on Wednesday evenings after Bible Study.
Harold leaves to celebrate his life of 40 years, his wife, Debra Kinnard of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two daughters, Nicole “Coco” Kinnard (fiancé, DeAndre Boykin, Sr.) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Phylicia “Fefe” Kinnard; one son, David (Jennifer) Kinnard; a brother, Ersie Kinnard all of Fort Smith, Arkansas; seven grandchildren, Madison Cross, Keyshiia Peterson, Keyahnna Peterson, Armahnii Kinard, David Kinnard, Jr., Deashia Boykin, and DeAndre Boykin, Jr.; a cherished cousin, Creta (Donald) Cummings of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two extended family members, Robert Tyree of Fort Smith, Arkansas and Whitney Cook of Van Buren, Arkansas and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and his Northside Church Family.
Visitation will be Friday, February 7, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northside Church of God in Christ 4420 Kelly Highway Fort Smith, Arkansas 72904.
Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Northside Church of God in Christ.
Committal service and final resting place will be Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the Fort Smith National Cemetery Fort Smith, Arkansas.