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Updated: 03/02/2018 08:00:06AM

Robert L. Kinchen

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Robert L. Kinchen

Robert L. Kinchen was born Sept. 29, 1929 in Cordele, Georgia to the late Warren Kinchen Sr., and Ozzie Bell Stripling. Robert received his education through the Georgia State School System. As a young man, Robert moved to Florida in 1946 where he settled in Sebring, Florida.

Robert once worked as a Citrus Harvester in his earlier years until he became a Janitor for Huntington Bank and 1st Federal Savings and Loan of Sebring, Florida. He later started delivering the local newspaper (The Sebring News) throughout the communities. He also delivered dry cleaning throughout the community for a local dry-cleaning company. He served as a Firefighter for the Lincoln Heights Volunteer Fire Department. He even owned his own landscaping business in his later years. Robert Lee Kinchen was truly an entrepreneur, he was willing to work hard at whatever he did. He always gave every man or woman the benefit of doubt.

Robert Lee Kinchen was the Assistant Pastor of the Harris Street Church of God, now the Bountiful Blessings Church for many years. He worked hard and loved what he did. He was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord.

Robert Lee Kinchen married Maggie T. Walker in 2009 where they enjoyed their marriage and companionship until his demise.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren Kinchen Sr. and Ozzie Bell Stripling; brothers, Warren Kinchen Jr., Henry Lee Kinchen, Lucius Kinchen and son, Robert L. Kinchen Jr.

He is survived by his wife Maggie T. Kinchen; one daughter, Delois Rawls (Arnett) of Cordele, Georgia; three sisters, Mary Rucker of Statesborough, Georgia, Ozzie Mae Palmer (James) of Miami, Florida and Lettie Mae Haughabrook (Bobbie) of Warner Robins, Georgia; one brother, Emmitt Kinchen of Miami, Florida; grandchildren, Willie Smith (Michelle), Rosalind White, Marilyn Smith, Wilatrea Curry (Eric) Anthony Smith, Ricky Hudson, Tonya Hudson-Appieh (Raymond), Will Hudson, Shaundreka Howard, Tiffany Johnson, and Darius Johnson.

Leaves to cherish a host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, godchildren and sorrowing friends.

A funeral service is set for 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, at Bountiful Blessings Church of God, 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Sebring. Arrangements by Swann’s Mortuary.

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