AMerican Veteran 11

Kenneth H Kinnamon, Jr.

November 8, 1936 ~ August 15, 2020 (age 83)

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Kenneth H. Kinnamon, Jr., 83, of Rogers, Arkansas passed away at his home on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  


Ken was born on November 8, 1936 in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas to Kenneth H. Kinnamon Sr. and Alma Mearl Cunningham Kinnamon.  Ken was a teacher and an administrator in public schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma, having taught History at Siloam Springs High School, Special Education at Central Junior High and Springdale High School for many years. He was involved with Special Olympics for several years. He enjoyed woodworking and reading. He served as Sunday School teacher in the Free Methodist and Wesleyan Church.  He was a long-time member of the Rogers First Church of the Nazarene and also attended the Rogers Freewill Baptist Church. Ken served honorably in the U.S. Air Force and was a lifetime member of the Rogers American Legion Post #100.  


He is survived by his wife, Ruth Jones Kinnamon of the home; one daughter, Beth Agee and husband, Mike, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, their children Anna, William, and Elizabeth; one son, Bill Kinnamon and wife, Melanie, of Norman, Oklahoma, their children Amanda, Andrew, Ashlyn, and Kaelyn;  one brother, Jim Kinnamon of Yukon, Oklahoma; and one sister, Leanora Umfleet of Forsyth, Montana.  


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Special Olympics or the American Legion.  


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