Mark is survived by his son, Alex Kinser, of Myers Flat; mother, Mary Ann Kinser; brother, PK Kinser (Dr. Aleta Meyer), of Ashland, Virginia; sister, Patricia Kinser (Chris Woods), of Richmond, Virginia; niece, Sacha Kinser, of Arlington, Virginia; and nephew, Quinn Kinser, of Ashland, Virginia.
His father, The Rev. Dr. Prentice Kinser III, recently preceded him in death.
Mark was born in Charlottesville, VA, on May 12, 1964. He grew up in Charlottesville, attended St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Sewanee, Tennessee, and graduated from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. After a brief period at Old Dominion University, he decided to move to California, eventually arriving in Southern Humboldt.
Mark held a variety of jobs in Southern Humboldt, including Meagher’s in Myers Flat, Community Cornerstone in Redway, and the local State Parks. In addition, he had his own landscaping business, Honest Day’s Workers, for many years. Mark truly loved it here, and he eagerly engaged in many of the activities that Southern Humboldt has to offer.
Mark’s son Alex, born in l995, was the true love of his life. They shared many adventures and outings over the years, such as snow skiing, camping at Ruth Lake, and fishing in the Eel River. They also enjoyed driving remote control cars and riding motorcycles together, and they loved a good barbecue with friends and family. Three years ago, they spent a month driving to the east coast to visit family in Virginia and then back home. Mark also had a love of music and art.
Mark leaves behind many friends, neighbors, and family. He will be missed. His ashes will be placed in Danville, VA, with his beloved father. Mark took the recent death of Prentice extremely hard. May they both rest in peace.
An informal potluck gathering will be held in Mark’s memory on Sunday, May 20, at noon, at Women’s Federation Grove. For more information, you may call Sherry or Alex at 943 3731.