John Anderson Kinard, 77, of Murfreesboro died June 26.
He was born Nov. 6, 1937 in San Francisco, Calif. His parents were the late Hubert Alton Kinard and Fay Anderson Kinard. He grew up in Maryville and graduated from Maryville High School in 1955. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and graduated with a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis in 1961. He practiced pharmacy for 54 years, retiring in 2014.
He co-founded Murfreesboro Drug Centers of Drug Centers Incorporated, working there for 30 years. He took great pride in advancing the pharmacy profession. He served as a mentor for pharmacy students for over 25 years. He truly enjoyed the people with whom he worked and customers he served. He delighted in giving children candy when they came into the store and watching them grow over the years. He was a true servant for the people.
He is survived by his loving sister, Dola Ann “Dee” Rogers, who resided with him for the past 10 years; two sons John Patrick “Rick” and his wife Stephanie, Charles Gregory “Chuck” and his wife Allyson; grandchildren, Abigail, Jennifer, Madeline, Patrick, Thomas, and Isabella; and nephews Tip and Craig Rogers, all who loved, adored and respected him immensely; his loving companion Donna Dowell of McMinnville, and her sons Dustin, David, and Anthony, and her grandchildren, Alexa, Hunter, Ryan, Hayden, and Aubree Dowell. All who knew him will remember him for his love of life, work ethic, generosity, kindness, love for his friends, family, and the Lord.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 2, from 4 p.m. until the time of memorial services beginning at 7 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. An online guestbook is available at www.woodfinchapel.com.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 1, 2015