Benjamin Thomas Kinser, age 72, of Detroit, MI was born February 26, 1948 and passed away September 2, 2020 in Detroit, MI. He was a hardworking provider for his family, worked at Automotive Bud Company for 35 years before retiring. A strong and loving husband, dad and grandpa. He always liked to joke and tease as a way of showing affection. He loved to play golf and cards with family and friends. He served his country as an Army Medic and fought in the Vietnam War where he received three Purple Hearts. He was a fighter until the very end. He will be in our hearts and greatly missed.
Benjamin is survived by his wife of 51 years, Loretta Kinser of the home; his children Angela (Stanley) Wiwigacz, Tracy Olmeda, James (Barbara) Kinser, and Teresa (Christopher) Scheaffer; his 15 grandchildren; his three great-grandchildren; his aunt Ruby and her two sons; and several extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother Maggie Kinser; his aunt and uncle Bessie and Jim Kilgore; his grandparents Hattie and Lee Kinser; mother-in-law Roberta Gibson; brother-in-law Billy Ray Gibson and many more aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Province Funeral Home in Pennington Gap, VA. A funeral service will be at 7:00 PM Thursday with Pastor Jimmy Don Ewing officiating. A graveside service will be at 11:00 AM Friday at Millers Chapel Cemetery in Jonesville, VA. Family and friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 AM Friday to go to the cemetery.
Memorials and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.provincefuneralhome.com We are located at 42098 E. Morgan Ave. Pennington Gap, VA. 24277. Phone 276-546-2456.
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