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Maurice "Red" Kinsey

Maurice “Red” Kinsey, age 95, left this world to be with his Lord on Friday, January 14, 2021. Maurice was born to the late Clemson Kinsey and Sweety Wilkerson on July 14, 1925 in Bamberg, South Carolina.


Maurice is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Kinsey, and three children: Lester Kinsey, Vicki Kinsey, and Nikki Ulloa.


He is survived by his grandchildren: Tiffanie Crickard (Matt), Chris Lucas, Kimberli Morgan, Robert Ulloa; and seven great-grandchildren: Kaleb, Autumn, and Amber Crickard; Gabrielle, Christian, and Cayden Lucas; and Sean Morgan.


Red was very proud to serve his country. Always a patriot, he bravely joined the United States Navy at the age of 15 and fought valiantly around the globe during World War II and the Korean War. After retiring at the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1962, Maurice went on to work for and retire (again) from Texas Instruments, where he focused on national defense projects. After retirement, Red and his wife Joyce decided to purchase a motorhome to travel the country they loved so much. After many years on the road, health issues forced them to settle down close to family in the Hondo area. Red Kinsey was a truly wonderful human being. He loved selflessly, raised a beautiful family and will forever be remembered as the most loving husband, father, “Papa”, and friend anyone could imagine.



 Cremation rites have been accorded



Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home.

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We were so sad when we heard Red had passed. We were blessed to know him and loved his stories of the amazing life he had. He was so good to mom and she was blessed to have his companionship through such a challenging year. I'm still shocked he is gone, but I know he's resting in Jesus's arms. Prayers for you all at this sad time.

Clare Smith Jan 28 2021 12:00 AM

I still am fond of his mentorship in Ft. W, still think about that to this day... Welcomed me like family, very appreciative of that still.

Cody Jan 21 2021 12:00 AM

I only got to know Red a couple years ago. He was a joyful man of deep faith whom Im glad to have known, albeit for a short time.

Roland Ruiz Jan 18 2021 12:00 AM

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