Kenneth D. Kinzie, 89, King City, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri died Monday, January 20, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.
He was born August 16, 1924 to Roy and Heneritte (Stackhouse) Kinzie in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II, during which he received a purple heart. He owned and operated several service stations and later retired from Rounds and Porter.
Kenneth was a professional bowler and a member of the St. Joseph Hall of Fame. He was known as the “Candy Man” by the local tellers and waitresses and he also enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Ellen Kinzie; brother, David Kinzie; and sister, Lucille Dare.
Survivors: daughter, Nancy Purdy (Scott King); sons, Jerry Kinzie and Roger Kinzie (Adrianne); five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Disabled Veterans or Childrens Mercy Hospital. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.