Samuel Rhea Kinnamon, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Pioneers Medical Center in Meeker, Colo. He was born March 29, 1930, to John Brice and Nora Idella (Anderson) Kinnamon in Mansfield, Mo.
Sam attended Mansfield High School and on July 2, 1949, he went to Meeker, Colo., to work. He married Dolly Dunn, then he went into the United States Army and served in the Korean War. Sam and Dolly had a son, Larry.
Sam worked at ranching in and around Meeker until his death. He loved ranching and Colorado. He was a charter member of the Western Charolais Association.
Sam married Laura Thomason in 1975.
Sam is survived by: his son, Larry (Darlene) Kinnamon; step-children, Fred (Mea) Johnson, Charles Johnson and Janell Solomon. He is further survived by: grandchildren Arthur Kinnamon, Gene (Laura) and Steven (Tara) Kinnamon and Tanya Horning; great-grandchildren Logan and Bailey, Delilha, Tegan Kinnamon and Cicely Carter; two sisters, Jenny Adamson of Mansfield, Mo., and Katherine Prater of Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Sam was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, John and Jim; four sisters, Nelly Kinnamon, Alice Matlock, Francis Latimer and Betty Cowan; his first wife, Dolly; and his second wife, Laura.
A celebration of Sam’s life was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Fairfield Center in Meeker.