CAPE GIRARDEAU - Jack A. Kinder, 88, died Feb. 17, 2002, at his home.
He was born Oct. 12, 1913, in Scott City, son of Allen Thurman and Myrtle Emily Gross Kinder.
He and Moxene Williamson were married Sept. 18, 1940, at Fredericktown. She died on Oct. 17, 1986.
Jack played the piano and banjo by ear since he was 14 years old. He worked for Cotton Belt Railroad and as an insurance salesman for 26 years. He was also a professional musician and had the Jack Kinder Band for 51 years. He also played with circus bands, German Band, vaudeville bands, the Homer Gilbert Band, the Blue Rhythm Boys and an Indian Band.
He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, a member of the Methodist Men's Club since 1956, Lions Club for 50 years, member of the Kiwanis and Musicians clubs and a former member of the Jaycees.
Survivors include a son, Gary Kinder of Sikeston; two daughters, Jaxene Hillebert of Phoenix, Ariz., and Pamela Moehlenhof of Escondido, Calif.; six grandchildren, Beth, Christy, Heather, Chad, G.W. and Amanda; and seven great-grandchildren, Reanne, Ashley, Kyler, Cassidy, McKenna, Cameron and Hallie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Dr. Clayton Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.
may be sent to
Jack Kinder Music
c/o Southeast Missouri
State University Foundation
1 University Plaza
Mall Stop 7300
Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701