Billy Joe Kinsey, 83, of Heavener, OK passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 in Heavener, OK. Billy Joe was born June 20, 1931 in Poteau, OK to Abe & Willie (Davis) Kinsey. He was retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. He boxed while he was in the service. Billy Joe taught at the elementary & middle school level in many subjects retiring at Heavener Public Schools where he taught and coached. He was beloved by generations of children and young adults that he taught & coached. He enjoyed game hunting, especially duck hunting. He loved playing, coaching, and watching sports particularly OU football & basketball, and the Dallas Cowboys. Billy Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Erika Kinsey; brothers, Allen & Jimmy Kinsey; son in law, Irvin Benson; grandson, Johnathon Pugh.
Survivors include his daughters, Evelyn Pugh & husband John of Heavener, OK, Marilyn Hall & husband Chris of Wister, OK, Carolyn Benson of Heavener, OK; sons, Billy Wayne Kinsey, David Kinsey & wife Fay all of Panama, OK; sisters, Frances Sisco & husband, Al of Bayonet Point, FL, Carolyn Schreibvogl & husband Steve of Austin, TX, Cynthia Waldridge & husband Walter of McAlester, OK, Sonya Kinsey of Calhoun, OK; brothers, Michael R. Kinsey, Larry D. Kinsey, Charles Kinsey & wife Karen, Loyd R. Kinsey & wife Teresa Cherry; grandchildren, Christy Crouch, Justin & wife Moriah Benson, Bucky Pugh, Zac Hall, Jeremey Pugh, Monica & husband Sean Wilson, Kristal & husband Marvin Phillips, Kayla Kinsey, Jonathan & wife Amie Kinsey, Matt Kinsey, Kourtney Kinsey; great grandchildren, Kinsey & Conner Peck, Miciah Benson, Emily Martinez, Aiden Phillips, Madison & Maddox Rogers; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and many friends.
Memorial service will be 2 pm, Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Heavener First Baptist Church.