A funeral service for Ronald Eugene Kinser, age 78, of Apache Junction, Arizona, formerly of Thornville, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Jacksontown Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at the funeral home, 179 Granville Street in Newark.
Ronald passed away March 7, 2017, at his home in Arizona, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 20, 1938, in Newark, to the late Earl W. and Dorothy J. (Thompson) Kinser.
Ron was a brick mason by trade, and a lifetime member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 44. Other memberships include the Moose Lodge #499, Fraternal Order of Eagles District 387 and the Licking Valley Coon Hunters Association.
His hobbies included farming, hunting, fishing, restoring old vehicles, and just being in his garage.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Grimm) Kinser of Arizona; his children,
Eugenia and John Duhamel of Alaska, Walter and Maidra Kinser of Ohio and William and Christy Kinser of Alabama; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; Linda’s three children, David Duncan, Laurie Duncan and Jennifer Lovell, all of Ohio; her 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his siblings, Della and Gene Collins, Robert and Mary Kinser, Ruth Ann and Bob Milhoan, Paul and Norma Kinser, Mary Jo Simpson and Mike, Fred Kinser and Deb, Darrell Kinser, Cindy and David Cole, Richard and Rose Kinser, Kathy Bowser and Bryson, Peggy Moore and Michael; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by his infant son, Ronald; brother, Earl; and sister, Joyce.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Licking County Coon Hunters Association.
Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for Ron and his family.