March 23, 1936 ~ June 7, 2005

Born in: Atlanta, GA,
Resided in: Candler, NC

JAMES H. “JIM” KINMAN James H. “Jim” Kinman, 69, of 19 Overlook Drive, Candler, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, following a long illness. Mr. Kinman was born in Atlanta, GA, and was a son of the late Donald and Ruth Lester Kinman. He was also preceded in death by an aunt, Josephine Kinman. He was an Army veteran and retired as supervisor of the Chemical Lab at American Enka, where he worked for thirty years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Shirley McDowell Kinman; two step-sons, Scott McDowell and his wife Soli of Arden and Phillip McDowell of Asheville, and a granddaughter whom he loved very much, Anna McDowell. A graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with the Revs. Bill Clodfelter and Tommy Bridges officiating. No visitation is planned. His family expresses appreciation to the staffs of Mission Hospital and Pisgah Manor for the care given to Mr. Kinman. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. So sorry about Jim, but now he doesn’t have to suffer. We love and are praying for you.

  2. I had the priviledge of working with Jim for a number of years at the Enka Plant and thought a great deal of him. My sincerest condolences to his family and close friends.

    Frank Scott
    Retired Enka Nylon Plant Manager

  3. Shirley,
    My heart and prayers go out to you. You loved and cared for Jim, only as a great women of God could do. Always remember God does not make mistakes. Jim is walking with the Lord, with no pain or discomfort. Jim was always a fine man and a great neighbor. If you need anything, just let me know.

  4. I was saddened by the passing of Jim. I have always considered Jim one of my dearest friends and the years spent working along side of him will be remembered fondly. My sincerest sympathies go out to Shirley and the family.

  5. Jim was a good neighbor and a fine man. He will be missed by all who knew him. We will especially keep you Shirley in our hearts and prayers. You cared for Jim and did exactly what was right and he loved you. You have our sympathy.


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