Feb. 12, 1947 — March 26, 2012
Rodney “Rod” Allen Kinser, born Feb. 12, 1947, to Lee and Hallie Kinser, left this earth on March 26, 2012, at the age of 65. A lifelong resident of Placerville, he was part of the second graduating class of Ponderosa High. Rod joined the Navy in 1965 and served until 1971, working with Radar Technology. He spent 37 years working at Poor Red’s, dedicated to the community with his love, laughter, strong drinks and smooches for the ladies. The loves of his life included his family, his dogs and classic cars. One of his prized possions was a 1956 canary yellow Ford Thunderbird. He enjoyed playing poker and cribbage on the computer and feeding the birds.
Rod’s quick wit and twisted sense of humor could always make you laugh or crack a smile.
Rod is survived by his two children, Christopher Kinser, 30, of Sacramento and Andrea Kinser-Withey, 27, of Napa; brother, Lee of Montana; and sisters, Mary Brown of Nevada and Mona Green of Diamond Springs. He was anticipating being a first-time grandfather to Caleb Withey, whose arrival is expected in June.
A celebration of Rod’s life will be held at the El Dorado Community Hall on Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m.