MARS HILL: Philip A Kinney 96, passed away peacefully in the company of his daughter and son in law on Tuesday afternoon October 20, 2020 at his home in Mars Hill. He was born in Westfield on May 12, 1924 the son of Leander and Hilda (Brewer) Kinney. Phil did many things throughout his life. On November 20, 1945 he married his love of his life Eva Mae Shaw. He built his home by his own hands from the cellar to the roof. They lived in the same house together for 73 years until her death on July 11, 2018. He worked on farms for different farmers, Guy Hewitt for many years and then for Groce Boyd during the spring cutting seed. Phil, then went to work for Pete Irvine delivery oil, and later learned how to take care and install furnaces. In the 1980’s he started his own business Phil’s Oil Burner Service, and also worked at the Mars Hill and Blaine Utilities District for over twenty years. He never really retired, he was a worker. He was a Godly man and wasn’t afraid to show his faith. He was a prayer warrior and loved the Lord with all his heart. He was a very active member of the Central Aroostook Snowmobile Club for many years. He was pleased when the club built their new building and named it the Phil Kinney Building. He is survived by a son Arnold Kinney and his wife Susan of Blaine, a daughter Sandra Fulton and her husband Clinton of Mars Hill, grandsons; Tyler Kinney and wife Sherrie, Eric Fulton and his wife Billie Jo, all of Mars Hill, a granddaughter Vickie Soule and her husband Mark of Woolrich, Step grandsons; Paul Miller and his wife Cathy, Calvin Miller and his wife Shelby, all of Mars Hill, step granddaughter Denise Delong and her husband John of Bridgewater, great grandchildren; Garth and Steven Kinney, and Sarah Bechle, all of Caribou, Liberty and Jamison Fulton of Mars Hill, step great grandchildren; Steven and Shane Miller of Mars Hill, Megan Martin of Presque Isle, Carter Delong of Bridgewater, and Gavin and Lydia Miller of Mars Hill, great great grandchildren Levi Bechle of Caribou, Everette Martin of Presque Isle, and Ella Miller of Mars Hill. Several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Eva (Shaw) Kinney, sisters; Eleanor Cheney and Opal Kinney, brothers; Burnace, Shirley, Earl, Merle, Wendell, Wilmont “Hime”, and Lawrence.
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Northern Light hospital for your love and care for Dad, also a big thank you to Ruth Collins and her team at House of Comfort Hospice Care.
Relatives and friends may call 1PM Saturday October 24, 2020 at Old Fashion Revival Center in Blaine where funeral services will be held at 2PM with Rev. Mark Carter officiating. Interment will be at Tapley Cemetery, Blaine. Donations may be made to Old Fashion Revival Center P.O. Box 195 Blaine, ME 04734 or to the Central Aroostook Snowmobile Club 81 West Ridge Rd. Mars Hill, ME 04758. Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Presque Isle. Online condolences may be shared at www.bowersfuneral.com