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Jerry Lee Kinney
April 1, 1959 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old
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Mr. Jerry Lee Kinney (age 64) was born April 1, 1959, to the late Lottie Anderson and the late Rollie Kinney. An expert mechanic, Jerry was a native of Morgan County, GA. He retired to his heavenly rest on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Schooled in the Oconee County system, Jerry began his work journey at a young age. As a child he worked with his father on the Murray Brothers Farm, learning all about crops and livestock; he later drove trucks cross-country for the Murray brothers, hauling their products. His father also taught him about heavy machinery.
Jerry went a lot many places, met a lot of people, and did a lot of things which made him wise in ways; plus, his mind was simply made to solve mechanical engineering problems. His expertise and knowledge grew over the years until he could fix almost ANYTHING mechanical. Later in life, Jerry traveled all over the Middle Georgia area, sharing his gift with people like Jesse Hawkins, Berle Hurt, and many others. He found equipment for people to buy and would fix the equipment if it needed; he could listen to an engine and know it had a problem. Jerry worked tirelessly until his failing health hindered him.
In short, Jerry Lee Kinney would do anything for his friends. He kept much to himself so people wouldn’t worry, but if you got to know him, he was the best friend you’d ever have. Jerry knew some of everyone and some of everyone knew Jerry; he had a knack for remembering people and learning their whole family trees. People depended on him, especially those in farming and construction, because it was truly amazing what he could do. Jerry was an invaluable person and he connected and helped incalculable others.
Jerry is preceded in death by his late spouse Kathy Lord Haley, his brother Joe Willie Kinney, and stepsister Virginia Reick.
To cherish his memory Jerry leaves his wife, Kathy Barnett Kinney; daughters Jolene Lord Stinnett (Jason) & Taylor Kinney Lindsey (Eli); stepson Brandon Barnett; grandchildren Joyclene Lord, Amber Hawn, Kathryn Hawn, Emily Hawn, Bethany Lindsey, & Eli Lindsey, Jr; great-grand Maevelyn McDaniel; sisters Joan Conner (Terry) & June Kinney; devoted brothers-at-heart Jesse Hawkins, Berle Hurt, Brandon Hurt, Cedric Robinson, Mr. Mike and the Pucketts; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other friends who’ll miss Jerry dearly.
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