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“Larry and I were high school sweethearts. He will always be in my heart. I will always love his sweet mother Helen and My deepest sympathy to his...Read More »
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“Dear Matthew and Lorilee, We are so sorry for your loss...and the grandchildren's loss of their doting grandfather. We were very fond of Larry. We...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Craig & Nancy Hanson

“Matthew Kinney and family - Carinne and I are so sorry for your loss. We extend our sincere thoughts and prayers to you and your family. We are here...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Paul Hardin - Athens, GA - Friend

“Larry was a classmate of mine at Pepperell High and I will always remember him as one of the classiest and most considerate gentleman I have had the...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Linda Turner-Edge - Cantonment, FL

“Dr. Kinney, I was very sorry to hear about your father's passing. We will keep you and your family in our prayers. John & Cindy Spencer ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: CINDY SPENCER - HANAHAN, SC

“Dear Dr. Kinney & Family, Jim & I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. May God, in His goodness & mercy...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Ann & Jim Quintana/Chilakos - SC

“Dear Dr. Kinney & Family,Jim & I wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy during this very difficult time. May God, in His goodness & mercy, give all of...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jo Ann & Jim Quintana/ Chilakos - SC

“Sincere condolences to family and fiancé.. Larry graduated high school one year ahead of me.. was always so nice! I was a cheerleader and loved...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Penny Patterson Marks - GA

“To Larry's son and daughter (and especially to his mom, Helen.)Many of Larry's classmates from the Pepperell High School Class of 1965 are just now...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jane Knight Palmer - GA


Robert Larry Kinney, 72, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest after a brief illness surrounded by his family on Monday, October 21, 2019. His memorial service will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 in The Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul, 126 Coming Street at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Larry was born July 10, 1947 in Cedartown, Georgia, son of Robert Lee Kinney and Mary Helen Backers Kinney. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia. Prior to his retirement, he was an executive with Sanders, Morris, Harris. Larry was a member of The Country Club of Charleston and The University Club in New York, New York.

As a young man Larry was very involved in the boy scouts. He achieved his Eagle Scout rank at the age of 14 and was the youngest to have done so in the state of Georgia at that time. He was an accomplished athlete excelling in both baseball and football in high school. After high school, Larry played football at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia he was a dedicated student, earning a BS in Chemistry and an MBA from the Terry College of Business. After completing his graduate degree, he worked as an executive for thirty years in finance in New York, NY and Houston, TX. Upon retirement, Larry returned to his long time home in Charleston, SC where he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his son, Matthew James Kinney (Caroline Sozzi Kinney) of Athens, GA; daughter, Laura Lee Kinney, M.D. (W. Wood Marchant, III) of Charleston, SC; mother, Mary Helen Kinney of Rome, GA, four grandchildren, William Wood Marchant, IV, Anna Liles Marchant, Caroline Dalton Kinney and John Lumpkin Kinney; and his brother in law, Daniel J. Flynn.
He was predeceased by his father Robert Lee Kinney and his sister Judy Kinney Flynn.
At the time of his passing, Larry was engaged to his beloved fiancee Elizabeth 'Beth' Worth Cochran.