Fred Kinkade, "Granddad", died Oct. 24, 2004, at the age of 88.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Kinkade; three daughters: Pat (Jim) Myles of Moberly, Joyce (Dale) Roberts of Phelan, Calif., Betty (Howard) Stiner of Canton, Ohio; two sons, Jerry Kinkade of Santa Fe, N.M., and Bob (Shirley) Kinkade of Apple Valley, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Mildred Williams of Paradise, Calif.
He had 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Bernie. He was married to Dorothy Murphy Sept. 11, 1935. They were farmers in Missouri and moved to California in 1959 where he worked as a contractor for Standard Oil and later managed apartment complexes in Southern California and Arizona.
He had lived in the San Bernardino high desert area since 1979, except for a few years when he lived in Moberly.
He was known to many people in Moberly and Phelan, Calif. for his love of horses and riding and many people knew him as Granddad. He rode horses and participated in riding events until he was 83. He was a member of First Baptist Church for many years, where he served as a deacon and was a Sunday School teacher. He was a charter member of North Side Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Beatter Kinkade and brothers Elmer, Herbert and Herschel Kinkade.
A memorial service will be held at North Side Baptist Church in Bernie on Saturday, Oct. 30. At 1:00 p.m. interment will follow at the Bernie Cemetery.
Mr. Kinkade will be greatly missed by his family and friends.