Richard Lee Kinzalow, 84, of Dayton, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Parkridge Medical Center.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1936, in Riceville, Tenn., the sixth child of Roy Martin Kinzalow and Nanny Mae Stephenson Kinzalow. He was a 1954 graduate of McMinn High School and attended Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, now Tennessee Technological University. He married Annette Joy Shaw in 1956 and together they raised three daughters, Cheryl, Sandy, Tami and one son, Buddy. He was an accomplished businessman and entrepreneur. He held multiple patents, was endlessly curious about people and the world surrounding him, and believed in the power of all kinds of education. He was passionate about travel, his gardens, learning about new cultures, and enjoyed the cuisine everywhere he went. He visited over 120 countries and all seven continents. If he had 300 years to live he would have filled every moment.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy; mother, Mae; brother, Bill, Ernie, Ken, Harold and David; and sister, Deane.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughters, Cheryl, Sandy and Tami; son, Buddy; nine grandchildren; sister, Dora; brother, Steve; special nephew, Mickey; his dear traveling friends, several nieces and nephews and cousins; and a huge extended family.
A memorial party will be held at a later date to celebrate the extraordinary life of this man who was so deeply loved and admired.
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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home of Dayton.