Jerry Jess Kinder

Jerry Jess Kinder, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away early Tuesday morning, April 30, 2019 at his home.  He was 78 years old.  

A funeral service was held Friday, May 3  at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating.  Interment followed at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Jerry was born April 5, 1941 in Comanche, to Doyle Dean and Alma Faye (Harris) Kinder.  He was a 1959 graduate of Comanche High School.  On August 5, 1960 he and Sandra Kay Folks were united in marriage in Wichita Falls, Texas.  He worked for Halliburton for many years, before his retirement in 1998. Jerry was an excellent golfer, and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He and Sandra loved to go dancing.   He was an avid OU Sooners fan, and an Oklahoma City Thunder fan.   Jerry and Sandra enjoyed traveling, and going to the casino.  They had several loyal dogs throughout the years, including his dog “Jesse James”.

Jerry is survived by his son, Kyle Kinder, Comanche; his brother Larry Kinder and wife Bobbi, Bakersfield, Calif.; a sister, Gaye Kinder, Bakersfield, Calif.; his niece, Vikki Robinson, Bakersfield, Calif.; and two very special friends, Greg Morgan and Brenda Bussey.

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The Comanche Times

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Comanche, OK 73529

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