Herbert M. Kinney, 99, of Flat Rock, NC., passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Universal Health Care of Fletcher. He was born in Franklinville, NC., to the late William Lace Kinney and Maude Allred Kinney. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Irene Saunders, Fleta Wright, Louise Kinney, Betsy Johnson, Clara Bell, and Martha Harvel; brothers, Norman, Ordell, Charles, Fred, Harvey, and Joe Kinney; and his loving wife of 59 years, Margaret Askew Kinney.
Before residing in Flat Rock, he also resided in Jacksonville, NC. He received an associate degree from Coastal Carolina Community College and was the owner of Kinney Electric for 35 years.
Hebert was a Veteran of the Marine Corp after serving 26 years. He was a Veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. During WWII he received a Purple Heart after being shot while in Eniwetak in the Marshall Islands. He also was a second baseman on the Marine Baseball Team while serving at Quantico.
He is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Fletcher of Zirconia, NC.; granddaughter, Libby (Hal) Harvey; great-grandchildren, Alexis Carswell and Cole Harvey; sisters, Mary (Wade) Stout of Siler City, NC., and Donna Jenkins of Flat Rock, NC.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at one o’clock p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with the Reverend Anthony Craver officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will follow the funeral at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Honors.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorials can be made to Blue Ridge Honor Flight at the following address, or the link below:
Blue Ridge Honor Flight
1504 5th Ave West
Hendersonville, NC 28739