William J. "Bill" Kinnamon '59

William J Kinnamon, Jr '59William J. "Bill" Kinnamon, Jr., entered the Chapter Eternal on April 14, 2012 at Mary Washington Hospital of Spotsylvania County, Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was 74.

Brother Kinnamon left his home in Ft. Collins, Colorado to enroll in college in Granville, Ohio where and earned his bachelor's degree in 1959 from Denison University. There he joined Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity and was an active member during his undergraduate years. He earned his law degree from Duke University in 1963.

Along the way, Bill was led to a life of remarkable leadership and selfless service.

He was a management trainee and commercial credit analyst with First & Merchants National Bank in Richmond from 1963 to 1967. Mr. Kinnamon later went into private law practice in Fredericksburg from 1967 to 2008 and was the Fredericksburg city attorney from 1972 to 1976.

He was an elder and former trustee and deacon in The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg.

Bill was a member and former chairman of the Fredericksburg Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He was a member of the boards of Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, the Rappahannock United Way Foundation and the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. He was treasurer of Fredericksburg Counseling Services, on the University of Mary Washington Estate Planning Council, and on the executive committee and two-term president of Rappahannock United Way, of which he was elected honorary life member of the Board of Directors in 2006. He was on the Board of Governors of the Senior Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, the Spotsylvania County School Board and the Rappahannock Area YMCA. Bill also served as chairman and treasurer of Friends of the University of Mary Washington Community Symphony Orchestra.

Brother Kinnamon was a former president of the Fredericksburg Kiwanis Foundation and Club, chairman of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, president of the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and Fredericksburg Civil War Round Table, and an elder in The Presbyterian Church of Fredericksburg and former trustee and chairman of the board of deacons.

In 1992, Bill was the first recipient of the David A. Langford Volunteer of the Year Award from the Rappahannock United Way and received the Citizens Salute Award from the Friends of Mary Washington College Community Symphony Orchestra in 1998, the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce 1998 Prince B. Woodard Citizenship Award, and the Distinguished Mental Health Volunteer Service Award from the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board in 2004. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance for the furtherance of better and friendly relations among peoples in 2009.

All honor to his name.
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