June 7, 2019


1971 – 2019

William R. Kinsey II, 47 years old, a resident of Atchison, Kansas, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. in the west parking lot of St. Benedict Catholic School, which is named after his daughter, Alli. A lunch will follow in the school commons. The Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home has been entrusted with final care. Online condolences and memories may be shared at http://www.arensbergpruett.com.

Kinsey, as he was known, was born Nov. 5, 1971 in Sanford, Florida, the son of William R. Kinsey and Betty R. (Talley) Kinsey. During his career in the military he earned several degrees, later in life earning his doctorate in Aeronautical Engineering.

He and the former Susan E. Hegarty were united in marriage on Dec. 10, 2016.

Kinsey served in the United States Navy as a submariner from Nov. 7, 1990 to July 14, 1999. He loved what he did in the military and was very proud of his service to his country. After exiting the service, he built, owned and operated KTSI, an engineering firm providing services to our nation’s Defense Department.

He truly loved his children and the time he was able to spend with them. There was no hobby that he would not try; and if he decided to try something, there was no doubt he would soon master that.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Susan Kinsey, Atchison, Kansas; two sons, William Marshall Kinsey, Greenville, South Carolina and Sean Fisher Kinsey, Sarasota, Florida; his mother, Betty R. Miller; a brother, Johnny Waycaster, and sisters, Joan Clute and Rita Arnold.

He was preceded in death by his father, William R. Kinsey, and his daughter, Aleigha K. Kinsey.