Warren Victor Plaz Kinsey, passed away in Altamonte Springs, Florida, on Sept 21, 2016.
He was born in Miami, Florida, but spent the majority of his life in North Palm Beach. He served his country as a seagoing Marine, Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Sergeant on the USS Arkansas during WWII. He was involved in many well-known invasions and battles such as North Africa, Normandy (D-Day), Cherbourg, Southern France, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Between the European and Pacific campaigns, he taught gunnery at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
After WWII, he returned to West Palm Beach and worked for his family business Boys, Inc., a roofing, sheet metal and air conditioning company, of which he became President and Chairman until he retired in 1985. He was proud of implementing numerous safety measures and of serving many well-known businesses including the Breakers, Pratt Whitney, Mira Lago, and the West Palm Beach Auditorium. He was respected for his ability and integrity in business and contributed much to his community. In 1958, he served as President of the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association and was the oldest living past President. He served numerous times as the President of the Palm Beach County Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors Association and was awarded the Jim Carr Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Flagler National Bank in Palm Beach for many years.
Outside of business, he was a supporter of the arts, a student, and avid reader enjoying subjects like WWII and World history. He was an active sportsman and enjoyed traveling the world, and his travels took him to numerous states and 65 countries such as most Western European country, many of the Caribbean islands, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Russia, China, Japan, Iran, Egypt, Kenya, and Israel to mention a few. He also spent numerous days on his boat “The Osprey” with friends and relatives fishing off the shores of Palm Beach.
He was the son of Warren Victor Kinsey and Elizabeth Beattie Kinsey.
He is survived by Patricia Kinsey, wife; David Evans, Sr., son in law, and his spouse Donna; David Evans, Jr., grandson, and his spouse Jordan; Kaylin Evans, granddaughter, and her fiancée John Phillip Chatt; and Kinsey Evans, Lawton Evans and Spencer Evans, great grandchildren; Beverly Evans and Bonnie Osgood, stepdaughters. Verona Jakra, sister.
He was preceded in death by Clara Kinsey, wife of 47 years; Allyson Evans, daughter;
his parents; and Dewey and Clifford Kinsey, brothers….
There will be a small private family memorial service.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, or First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, ”Under One Capital Fund”.