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Marvin N Kinch

September 6, 1943 — February 10, 2021



LTC (RT) Marvin N. Kinch, 77, of Somerset, Kentucky passed away on November 10, 2021 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.

He was born September 6, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late Earl and Deloras Kinch.

He married Priscilla Dalton Kinch on July 9, 1966 and she survives. He is also survived by his son, Andrew John Kinch and wife, Brittany of Louisville, KY, two grandchildren, Drew and Harper Kinch, one brother, Wally Kinch and wife, Jan of Hamilton, Ohio, sister-in-law Theresa Shelton of Somerset and special friends who were considered family, Gary and Mary Vaughan Boss, Allison, John, Foster and Blake Fraley of Bronston. Marvin was pre-deceased by close friends, Jack and Ann Morris.

He graduated from Lakota High School in Hamilton, Ohio and Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and was deployed to Korea.

During his 28 year military career, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel which concluded with him serving at the 100th Division Headquarters in Louisville. He often stated his highest military honor was serving as Company Commander of the local Charlie Company in Somerset which was the first all-volunteer unit in the nation. He was presented the MG Benjamin J. Butler Community Service Award by the 100th Division.

Upon his return to the United States from Korea, he served as Sports Editor at the Commonwealth-Journal and was one of the youngest persons elected to the Somerset City Council. At the urging of City Engineer, Milton Beattie, he voted to purchase the current natural gas, oil fields and pipelines in Eastern Kentucky. He was an insurance broker for many years and at the time of his death, he was working for North American Life Plans and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association as their long-term care specialist.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as Sunday School Superintendent and on the Board of Trustees.

Among the additional organizations he served during his lifetime, he was a member of the Sievers Masonic Lodge, Gideon’s, Rotary Club, Jaycees, Pulaski County Extension Council and District Board, Master Gardeners, UK and Eastern Kentucky University National Alumni Associations, American Legion, Boy Scouts and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He served as Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball Coach and the Red Devils Youth Football Coach. He was a KHSAA football official for 34 years and helped create the Lake Cumberland Football Officials Association.

By his example of living the Jaycee Creed which states “service to humanity is the best work of life”, Kinch twice was recognized by the Kentucky Jaycees as their State Project Chairman of the Year for the construction of the Babe Ruth Baseball Field at General Electric Park and the Agriculture Pavilion at the Jaycee Fairgrounds. One of his last projects of service to the community was serving as the Co-Chair for the construction of the Pulaski County Library’s Children’s Garden.

Visitation for Marvin Kinch will be held at Pulaski Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM with Rev. Clyde Strunk officiating at Pulaski Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mill Springs National Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are members of Charlie Company of Somerset and the Lake Cumberland Master Garden’s Association.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Children’s Garden, Pulaski County Library, 304 South Main Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42501.

The family would like to express their special thanks to Sharon Reynolds and Staff at The Neighborhood for their love and care for Marvin during his time there.

Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Marvin N. Kinch.

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