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John Thomas “Tommy” Kinard, 83, of Pomaria, died Sunday, November 25, 2018, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on September 18, 1935 in Pomaria, he was a son of the late William Horace and Mary Richardson Kinard. He was a US Army veteran and was retired from the US Forest Service. Mr. Kinard was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church where he served on the Cemetery Committee, was a member the Lutheran Men and the Lutheran Men Committee of 100, was a church treasurer for many years, Church Councilman, and Sunday School Superintendent.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Murphy Kinard; sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) Kinard and Douglas Kinard both of Prosperity; a brother, Harvey Kinard of Newberry; granddaughters, Allyson Marie (Eric) Buchanan, Stephanie Leigh Kinard and Julie Ann Kinard. He was predeceased by a brother, Horace N. “Nickie” Kinard.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church by the Rev. Steve Jackson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sandra Ruff, 208 Lakeside Drive, Chapin, SC 29036.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Kinard, Travis Kinard, Dean Harmon, Tommy Murphy, Randy Murphy and Terry Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hester, Ron Boozer, Don Hair, Phyllis Houston, Tessie Mendenhall and the staff of the Newberry Oncology Group.

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#30 Mary K. Eargle 2018-12-15 07:47
I am sorry for loss!
#29 Doris Sheeley 2018-12-05 09:59
Janet, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Rest assured that your beloved husband Tommy is now with his Lord and is at peace. He will be in your heart forever and will love you until eternity. He was a special man and had a special wife.
Your faith will see you through these sad times and the good memories will remain forever....Your Friend, Dottie Sheeley
#28 Heather 2018-12-04 09:10
I wanted to reach out to you during this sad time to offer my condolences. While nothing will completely take away your grief, by meditating on God's promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going. I have found the scripture at Isaiah 25:8 to be especially comforting. Here it promises that God "will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces."
#27 Sandy Smith Watson 2018-11-28 20:24
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
#26 Myrtie Mallach 2018-11-28 12:24
To the Kinard Family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. May you find some comfort in the days ahead knowing that others care. Prayers for all.

Myrtie Mallach
#25 Bobbie C King 2018-11-28 10:38
Janet and family, Tommy was such a kind, sweet, gentle man My love and prayers are with you all. May God’s love give you comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathy to all

Bobbie Cumalander King
#24 Jimmy & Karen Lever 2018-11-28 10:22
Jeffrey and Lisa,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jimmy, Karen, Dell & Cal Lever
#23 Anna Marie Nicosia 2018-11-28 10:02
My deepest sympathy in your loss.

Anna Marie Nicosia
#22 Jimmy & Donna Berley 2018-11-27 19:23
We were shocked to hear of Mr. Tommy’s passing. He came by the body shop several months ago and we had a good visit. He will surely be missed by many! We are praying for God's comfort, strength and peace to surround the family in this difficult time of sorrow.
#21 Bill Randolph 2018-11-27 17:46
To Doug Kinard and Family:

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” JOHN 14:1-3 NKJ

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We pray that God will give you strength and comfort during this difficult period.


Bill Randolph
SC DHEC - Bureau of Water
#20 Dolly & Wayne Blount 2018-11-27 15:31
We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Tommy's passing. He was a very kind man to everyone. He will be greatly missed by all lives he touched.
#19 June and Mike 2018-11-27 15:11
We are so sad about Uncle Tommy and our hearts go out to all of you. He was one of a kind and we sure will miss him. He did so much for our Church and everyone over the years. We love you all!❤️
#18 June and Mike 2018-11-27 15:06
We are so sad about Uncle Tommy and our hearts go out to all of you. We sure are going to miss this sweet man. He was one of a kind and has done so much for our Church and everyone over the years. We love you all!!❤️
#17 Georganna S Enlow 2018-11-27 14:56
We are all very saddened to hear of Mr. Tommy’s passing! Our hearts and prayers are extended to his family and friends. He truly was a good man and he will be missed by many!
#16 Mollie Graham 2018-11-27 14:25
Dear Janet,I am so very sorry to hear about Tommy You are in my thoughts and prayer. Take care.Love and Blessings Mollie
#15 Belinda Parker 2018-11-27 13:34
What a precious man! Have known he and Mrs. Janet since Doug and I met and became friends in high school. God to see the both of them more as our children and their grandchildren were in school. He'll be so missed. With love and sympathy from all our family, Jennings, Belinda, Josh, and Zach Parker
#14 Martha Glenn 2018-11-27 13:26
My love and deepest sympathy to the Kinard family in the loss of Tommy. Janet and Tommy have been friends of our entire family for as long as I can remember. May God continue to uphold all of you as you go through this sad time.
With love forever. Martha Rawls Glenn
#13 Mary Williams 2018-11-27 11:41
Mr. Harvey, Travis, Susan, and Brian, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother and uncle. Please know I will keep your family in my prayers during this very difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Mary and Blair Williams
#12 paul hutchinson 2018-11-27 11:12
Harvey and family I am sorry about your loss.He has moved on to a much better life with no pain or sorrows.
#11 J Counts/J Sutton 2018-11-27 11:11
We send love and prayers to all the family. Jim & Jean Counts The Jeffrey Sutton Family
#10 tracy l scott 2018-11-27 09:29
May God continue to strengthen the family as they lean on not their own understanding but God's Grace and Mercy.
#9 Marquisha Foster 2018-11-27 08:44
My Condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. A time like this is never easy continue to lean on each other for strength daily.
#8 Steve & Diane Metts 2018-11-27 08:25
Harvey & family,
We are so sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Please know that we have all of you in our prayers. Hold to the many memories, cherish them. Find comfort in God's love and care.Tommy is no longer suffering, the battle is won and he is with his heavenly Father.
#7 Tammy Livingston 2018-11-27 07:51
Jeffrey Lisa and Family .Mr Tommy was such a wonderful person. My family was honored to have shared all the time with him and Miss Janet at the girls ballgames.. Heaven has another Angel.. Love Tammy, Todd and Taylor Livingston
#6 Dana Dowling 2018-11-26 23:34
Jeff, Lisa, Doug and families, so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Just wanted you all to know you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
#5 Tom And Brenda Crook 2018-11-26 20:42
We extend our sympathy to the Kinard Family. I have known and greatly enjoyed doing things with and for Tommy and Janet since about age six. May God's blessing be with in this time of special need and forever.
#4 Sheriff Lee Foster 2018-11-26 20:29
What a kind and wonderful gentleman. Mr. Tommy was always one with a pleasant word or a compliment. Let it be known that he loved his family and was so very proud of all of you. I have been so blessed to have known him most of my life. May his life of love and service be a testimony to you forever and ever. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia, and Jennylee
#3 CVS Pharmacy Family 2018-11-26 20:11
Mrs.Janet our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time! Mr.Tommy was always so very sweet and always had a beautiful smile and a kind word when he came in. He brightened the room with his kindness each time he visited! May GOD wrap his arms around you and your family and bless you with his love in this time of sorrow. He will be truly missed in many ways! Love, your family and friends at CVS
#2 Shelley Remion 2018-11-26 17:42
Mrs. Janet, Jeffery, Doug and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Tommy. May our loving God wrap each of you in his arms and give you peace. You are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Todd, Shelley, Caleb & Collins
#1 Dana & Jason Long 2018-11-26 14:38
We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Tommy’s passing. We will always remember his sweet spirit and the love he had for his family. Our prayers are with you all.