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Howard Maxwell Kinch, Jr.

May 26, 1939 September 24, 2018
Howard Maxwell Kinch, Jr.
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Howard was born and grew up in the small town of Glen Cove, NY. After high school he did a tour of duty in the US Navy, and in 1962 moved to Florida. He began working as a Mechanic and then found his calling in Law Enforcement. He worked for the Hillsboro Police Department, then Deerfield Beach and then settled in at the Pompano Beach Police Department where he worked until 1980, his favorite duty being the motorcycle patrol. After the graduation of his older children, he moved the family to the North Florida area and went to work for the Quincy Police department, where he enjoyed detective investigations, and later, the Gadsden County Sheriffs department, until his retirement in 2005.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Sr. and Erna Kinch, his brother, Clifford Kinch, Sr., and one son, Christopher Kinch. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet, and their children: James (wife, Lynn) of Horseshoe, NC, Scott (wife, Meike) of Thousand Oaks, CA, Kimberly (husband, Scott) of Charlotte, NC, and Terri (husband, Joe) of Greensboro, FL. He is survived by many grandchildren: Noelani, Tawny, Joseph, Trevor, Sawyer (Sam), James, Bryan, Cameron, Cole, Anna, Bridger and Brooke. He is also survived by a nephew, Clifford, Jr. (Wife, Charlene) and their children, Gloria, Aaron and Savannah; and a niece, Tammie Dedic and her children, Rodney, Heather, Shayla, and Amanda.

He enjoyed camping and was a member of Seminole Sam's camping club where he served as Chaplain for many years, loved to sing gospel with the 39rs Choir out of Chattahoochee, FL, and playing the guitar. He was a Mason belonging to the Washington Lodge out of Quincy and Ambassador At Large of the Marzuq Shrine Temple out of Tallahassee. Howard was very civic minded, active in all of aspects of charity and public service. Services will be held on Saturday, September 29th, at Flat Creek Baptist Church, 3660 Flat Creek Road, Chattahoochee, FL, where he was a member since 1980. Visitation will be held at 1 pm ET, the funeral at 2 pm ET ,with interment immediately following at Sycamore Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Children's Hospital would be appreciated.

Charles McClellan Funeral Home, Quincy, FL., 850-627-7677.

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