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(Aug. 17, 1931 – Sept. 26, 2014)

Harold L. Kinney Jr., 83, of Midland, died Friday morning, September 26, 2014 at his home in Midland. He was born on August 17, 1931 in Bay City, Michigan and was the son of the late Harold Kinney, Sr. and Mary (Farnsworth) Kinney. On October 30, 1954, he married the former Janet Dyer.Harold had been a veteran of the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Midway during the Korean War. Following his service, he was employed with The Dow Chemical Company for 31 years, retiring in 1986. Harold enjoyed many fishing trips with his brother-in-laws and friends as well as reading, bird watching and spending time with his family.Harold is survived by his wife of 60 years, Janet, his daughter Michelle Sanborn and son-in-law Jeff Bush, his daughter Melissa Bressette and son-in-law Bill Bressette and four wonderful grandchildren, Kristen Sanborn (Bret O’Keefe), Kyle Sanborn, Alexandria Bressette and Sophianna Bressette. The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Joy, Cindy and Pam of MidMichigan Hospice as well as Donna, Emma and Zoe of MidMichigan Home Care for taking such good care of their dad. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00 am with Fr. Kevin Maksym of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 5-7 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of service. Military honors will be under the auspices of Midland County Veterans.Those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider MidMichigan Hospice or the Midland County Humane Society.On-line condolences can be given at smithminer.com