CARIBOU – Floyd Stanley Kinney, 83, beloved husband of Lantie Kinney, went to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly April 7, 2012. He was born April 19, 1928, in Wade, son of the late John and Myrtie (Butterfield) Kinney.
He was a 1948 graduate of Washburn High School where he was a member of Future Farmers of America and was named Star State Farmer. He served with the U.S. Army during Korea, and married Lantie Ketch, April 30, 1955. For more than 40 years, Mr. Kinney was a telephone technician with Bell Telephone, AT&T and more recently Lucent Technologies. He was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Woodland, where he served as a deacon and numerous other capacities and was a member of Telephone Pioneers and ACCA. Floyd was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish, and spend time with his family at their Cross Lake Camp. He enjoyed canoeing and took many trips on the Allagash Waterway. Floyd always planted a large garden and was an avid high school basketball fan. He loved the land, trees, flowers and wildlife.
Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of more than 56 years, Lantie of Caribou are his three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Mel Caldwell of Clayton, N.C., Cindy and JP Levasseur of Caribou, and Joan and Leonard Holmes of Saco; two sisters, Ethel Spooner and Gladys Young, both of Limestone; six grandchildren, Jemmelie Pachiano, Karli and Zachary Smith, Christopher Ventura, and Elanna and Samuel Lalezari; two great-grandchildren, Karson Stanley Reidy and Natalie Rae Ventura; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Kinney of New Brunswick; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Kinney was predeceased by a son, John, in 1987; two brothers, Gordon and John Jr.; and a sister, Crystal O’Neil.
Friends may call 11:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at First Baptist Church of Woodland, with the Rev. Ron Rosser, assisted by Floyd’s nephew, the Rev. Stephen Young officiating. After the service, all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments in the church dining area. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Kinney may do so through First Baptist Church of Woodland Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home.