- [S104] Cocke County, Tennessee, and its People, Cocke County Heritage Book Committee, (Walsworth Publishing, 1992), 155.
- [S112] Census, 1930.
Name Elmer W Kinser
Event Type Census
Event Year 1930
Event Place District 1, Monroe, Tennessee, United States
Marital Status Single
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1924
Father's Birthplace Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace Tennessee
Margaret Kinser Head F 75 Tennessee
Theo Kinser Son M 44 Tennessee
Lula M Kinser Wife F 34 Tennessee
John R Kinser Son M 8 Tennessee
Elmer W Kinser Son M 6 Tennessee
Ted O Kinser Son M 4 Tennessee
- [S24] The Newport Plain Talk, (http://www.newportplaintalk.com), 7 Jun 2013.
Just Plain Talk: June rain provides softness to sad event, end of spring
- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Roanoke Times (VA), 1 Apr 2009.
The Rev. Dr. William E. Kinser , 85 , of Roanoke , Va. , died in peace on Sunday , March 29 , 2009 . Also known as "Pastor Bill," he was preceded in death by his parents, Lula Mae Ottinger Kinser and William Theodore Kinser . Pastor Bill was born July 10, 1923, in Monroe County, Tenn. He graduated from Parrottsville High School, Parrottsville, Tenn., in 1942. He served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1945. He received his B.A. in pre-ministerial studies from Roanoke College, Salem, Va. , in 1948 and his Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., in 1951. He was ordained by the United Lutheran Church of America in 1951. He later received his Doctorate of Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1981. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeanne Ernestine Walker Kinser ; and his two daughters, Mary Kinser Vagts and Rebecca Kinser Davis and her husband, Ralph Owen Davis, of Roanoke ; and grandchildren, William August Vagts, of Richmond, Va. and Alison Carol Vagts and her husband, Christopher Joel Carp, of Purcellville, Va. Also surviving are his brothers and their wives, John Robert and Joyce Kinser , of Parrottsville, Tenn., and Theodore and Ruth Kinser , of Greenville, Tenn.; his sister, Eva Mae Gaddis and husband, James Gaddis, of Parrottsville, Tenn.; and several loving nieces and nephews also survive. Pastor Bill began his professional career in 1951 as a mission developer for the Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in Martinsville, Va. , where he organized, and served as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1958, he was called as a mission developer in Richmond, Va. , and organized St. Luke Lutheran Church where he served as pastor until his retirement in 1988. He retired to his wife's ancestral home in Roanoke . He later served as Supply Minister at St. Mark's Lutheran Church from 1993 to 1994, Interim Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church from 1997 to 1998, and Director of Senior Adult Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church from 1999 to 2000. He continued to serve as a supply minister, at Roanoke area churches, until March 2008 when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. Throughout the years, Pastor Bill was quite active in the Virginia Synod, involved in such areas as the Executive Board, the Council for Parish Life, and the Camp Committee. He also served as Synod Convention chaplain, delegate to the National Convention, and member of the Board of Trustees of the Lutheran Southern Seminary. He distinguished himself regionally and nationally in the American Lung Association, where he received the Douglas Southall Freeman Award. In 1988, he was the recipient of the Roanoke College Medal of Honor, the highest honor the college bestows on its alumni. Pastor Bill continued to expand his knowledge and faith through philosophical and theological readings and discussions. His open minded philosophy and teaching of the Gospel inspired many, as did his humor, generosity, and kindness. In addition to his fine reputation as a. church leader, pastor and preacher, he is also remembered as a passionate craftsman, wood carver, and storyteller. For the past 20 years, he participated in the Ferrum Folklife Festival as a folk craftsman with his beautiful, hand-carved walking sticks and canes. He was also an expert storyteller and told stories to spread the Gospel as well as to entertain. For many years, he attended the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tenn. He loved the outdoors and took many memorable canoe trips on the Allagash River in Maine as well as the Shenandoah and James Rivers in Virginia. He will also be remembered for his quick wit and uncanny ability to remember all the jokes he ever heard. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April I, 2009 , at Christ Lutheran Church, 2011 Brandon Ave., Roanoke , with Bishop James Mauney of the Virginia Synod and Pastor David Skole of Christ Lutheran Church, officiating. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow. Burial will he held the same day 3 p.m. at the Kittinger Family Cemetery, Old Mill Road, Southwest Roanoke County. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 , from 5 to 8 p.m. at Oakeys South Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 2011 Brandon Ave., Roanoke , Va. 24015 or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Dr. William Fintel and Good Samaritan Hospice for their loving care. Arrangements by Oakeys South Chapel, 540-989-3131.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 35375137).