William A. Kynard, Sr. “Bill” passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the age of 76.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James I. & Marion F. Kynard and his father-in-law, George A. Gellenthin, Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Gellenthin Kynard of Spanish Fort, Alabama; mother-in-law, Ruth B. Gellenthin of Ocala, Florida; brother, James Raymond Kynard (Nina) of Montgomery, Alabama; son, William A. Kynard, Jr. (Andy); daughter, Victoria K. Shapiro (Clayton) of McKinney, Texas; former wife, Kitty Moore Kynard of McKinney, Texas and step-sons, G. Austin Jordan (Leah) of Spanish Fort, Alabama and R. Shane Jordan of Daphne, Alabama.
Born in Selma, Al on April 29, 1943, William A Kynard, Sr. graduated from A.G. Parrish HS in Selma 1961 and started attending Livingston University the following year.
In 1971 he was elected to the position of Dallas County Circuit Clerk as Alabama’s youngest circuit clerk in history. After 30 years of service, he retired in 2001. During those many years, he was known to be a kind and helpful friend to all. He was able to support his personal values by serving through multiple organizations both private and public.
Retirement to the Alabama gulf coast was his dream and he prepared very well. A tiny house, pickup truck and boat was all he needed. Each afternoon you could see him at the Gulf Shores beach taking in the sunset. Farewell Bill.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Lawrence Brown-Service Funeral Home. Interment will follow in New Live Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday evening at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Pallbearers will be G. Austin Jordan and R. Shane Jordan. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Kynard, J.C. Norton, Bradley Capps, Joe Salter and George Gellenthin, Jr.
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