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Fred "Scott" Kinard

January 7, 1956 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Fred "Scott" Kinard Obituary

Scott Kinard took his last breath on Monday, Oct. 23rd. His loving Saluda community sang and
prayed him on his way to the next adventure, one he was receptive to.

Born Fred Scott McFarling on January 7, 1956 in Texas, Scott took his stepfather’s last name
when his mother, Elsie, married Johnny Kinard.

Scott didn’t drink, curse or smoke. He had a Bachelor degree in business from UT Austin. Hard
working and quick to find humor, he creatively made his way in the world. Scott found a great fit
working with Poetry Alive, presenting poetry in schools. For years, he involved students,
teachers and as many principals as were willing to join him on stage.

His love of music, theatre, comics, community and play fueled his joy. He memorized thousands
of poems and could sing in several languages, having been thoroughly engaged with the Wild
Asheville Community Chorus. He was philosophical in nature and wrote The Super Bible, his
serious but light hearted view of our inherent ONEness.

Those who knew Scott knew him to be a creative force of nature. Scott had no pretense, no
airs, and many people who loved him. His girlfriend of 13 years, Jeannie Croxton, and those
who rallied with him as his health declined, invite you to a Celebration of Scott’s life at the
Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville St., Saluda, NC on Sunday, November 12 at 6pm.

Come and share your stories of Scott. Light refreshments will be served.

In lieu of flowers or donations, Scott would rather that you stay close to your loved ones, play
well with others and express yourself.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 12, 2023

6:00 PM
Saluda Senior Center
64 Greenville Street
Saluda, NC 28773


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