July 19, 1920 ~ August 10, 2000

Born in: Troy, NY,
Resided in: Hendersonville, NC

Wilmot J. ''Bill'' Kinns, 80, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, died Thursday, August 10, 2000 in the Elizabeth House of Four Seasons Hospice.

Mr. Kinns was born in Troy, New York and was a long time resident of Milledgeville, GA before moving to Hendersonville, NC in May, 2000.

A decorated veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, he retired from the United States Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1965. In 1985, he retired from Georgia College and State University.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggie, in 1988; his daughter, Lucinda K. Anderson, in 1990, and by his second wife, Hilda, in 1999.

Survivors include his daughter, Billie Jean Slovacek and her husband, Anthony, of Hendersonville, NC, six granddaughters, Stephanie Johnson and Amy Slovacek of Columbia, SC; Jennifer Lintz of Montclair, VA; Sara Greene of Shelby, NC; Lara Ictech of Metairie, LA and Mia Yarrusso, of Montreal, Quebec; one grandson, Johnny Anderson of Dublin, GA; and nine great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Milly T. Day and Hill Thompson of Milledgeville, GA and Tommy Thompson of Savannah, GA; and five step-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 12:00 noon in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Milledgeville, GA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen's Church, P. O. Box 309, Milledgeville, GA 31061, or Elizabeth House of Four Seasons Hospice, P. O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

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  1. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I came to know Mr. Kinns well in the years I worked for him at GC&SU. He was a wonderful boss and a good friend.

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  2. We were so sorry to read of Bill’s passing but so grateful that he didn’t linger. We are so glad to have known him over these years. Our prayers are with you.

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  3. Our sincerest sympathy to the family of Bill Kinns. He was one of our dearest friends and I am sure that he will be missed by his family and his many friends.
    Vince and Lil Digilio

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  4. We will miss Boopie terribly but take comfort in knowing that he is now with Mom and Gram. We love you Boop!

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  5. We will always cherish the memories of that 80th birthday party. I can still hear him…. ‘ Faster Tony Faster,’ while he and Ashleigh race the boys.

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  6. Sara, your life is an indication of the influence of those who came before you. Boopie must have been a good man with a big heart. I wish I could have met him personally, but I feel I know him through you. You and your family are in our prayers. May the Holy Comforter fill you with love and happy memories. We love you!

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  7. I didn’t personally know Boopie but I do know his granddaughter, Sara, and I know that he was very special to her. I have never met Sara – we share a special bond because we both attended high school in Heidelberg, Germany and we have struck up a friendship over the internet.

    I was very saddened by the news about her grandfather but I know that he has passed on to a most wonderful place called Heaven. His spirit will live on forever in the hearts of those lives he touched while here on earth!

    God bless you, Sara, and your family and my prayers will continue to be there for you.

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