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MOLUNKUS TOWNSHIP - Alan G. Kinney, 68, husband of Linda (Lee) Kinney, died unexpectedly Jan. 29, 2015 at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1946 in Eaton, the fourth child of the Rev. Clinton and Geneva (McLaughlin) Kinney. After graduating from East Grand High School in Danforth, he served in the U S Army and spent a year in Vietnam. He retired from Great Northern Paper Mill in Millinocket where he worked for 38 years. Alan loved to ride his ranger around the campground with his lil buddy, Rascal, visiting everyone and spreading mischief. He loved teasing everyone and joking around. He enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp on Witcher Brook in Eaton with special friends and family. One of Alan's favorite pastimes was feeding and watching the birds at home and at the campground. Alan had a huge heart, had a great personality, always the jokester. He was known as the "friendly camper" and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends and especially his special lil buddy, Rascal. In addition to his wife of 48 years, Linda, he is survived by a daughter Heather Kinney of Hampden, son Heath Kinney and his wife Christine of Eddington, grandkids Jessyca Matthews of Hampden, Sawyer Kinney and Hayley Kinney of Eddington; his sisters Joan Scanlin and her husband Winston of Easton, Jean Dwyer and her husband Emery of Molunkus Township and JoEllen Scott and her husband Greg of Danforth; his step-mother Evelyn Kinney of Bucksport; sisters in law Phyllis Kinney of Medway and Mary Kinney of Millinocket; and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Alan was predeceased by his brothers, Dean Kinney and Ivan Kinney and a special nephew Shane Dwyer. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Community Evangel Temple, River Road, Lincoln, with the Rev. Jason Johnstone officiating. Spring interment will be in Eaton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 31, 2015
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