A service celebrating Larry’s life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday January 20th at Meyer’s Northland Chapel, 401 Main Street in Parkville. Visitation will precede the celebration 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (Appalachiantrail.org).
Larry was born April 9, 1949 in Asheville, North Carolina. He was always an outdoorsman, who enjoyed being on the boys rifle team, and involved in Boy Scouts. Larry saved money for his first boat, enabling him to pursue his love for fishing his entire lifetime. He graduated from Appalachian State University, while attending college he met the love of his life, JoAnn Morrow. Larry taught school for six years prior to going to work for the Mazda Motor Corporation in 1979. Larry’s passion was hiking, fishing, and boating with his family on many occasions on the Appalachian Trail. He backpacked the Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Japan, as well as multiple states. Larry and JoAnn liked to ride their bikes locally, in Key West, the Czech Republic, Norway, Austria, and Germany. Larry was commissioned during ROTC, serving during Desert Storm at the Pentagon. He retired April 9, 2009 as Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Edward Kinsland, and his maternal grandparents, William and Bonnie Patterson. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, JoAnn Kinsland, sons, Joshua Kinsland, Jesse Kinsland, and wife, Rebecca, mother, Alene Smith, sister, Lisa Knollman, and husband, Mark, brother in law, Bill Morrow, sisters in law, Pat Hodges, Shelton Morrow, 3 grandchildren, Ava, Abigail, Jack, and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.