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July 16, 2014

Kenneth Wayne Pinaire Jr.

Dec. 16, 1988 - July 12, 2014

Kenneth Wayne Pinaire, Jr. entered this world on Dec. 16, 1988, and departed this world on July 12, 2014. He was born at Scott AFB in Illinois.

He grew up in Bloomfield, Indiana, playing basketball and running cross country before moving to Amboy. He graduated from Maconaquah High School where he played basketball and football.

He joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota for three years. In May 2010 he left active duty and came back home to Indiana. In December 2010 he joined the USAF Reserves and was currently the Chief of Military Pay and a Reserve Fire Fighter at Grissom Air Reserve Base. He was also an active member of Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Bunker Hill, where he enjoyed volunteering a lot of his time.

Kenny Wayne found his true calling and passion in life when he became a fire fighter. When he wasn’t driving fire trucks, he enjoyed watching the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and NASCAR races. He also enjoyed being outdoors and especially deer hunting. He enjoyed life to the fullest, and his smile could light up a room. He was always cracking jokes and enjoyed making people laugh.

He is survived by his parents, Ken Sr. and Melissa Pinaire; sister, Amanda Pinaire (Bryan Azbell); his maternal grandmother, Wanda Hampton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A closed casket visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday with a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Friday. Both will be held at Pipe Creek Fire Department. Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at Gethsemane Cemetery in Corydon, Indiana. Services are being provided by Allen Funeral Home in Bunker Hill, and officiated by the Rev. Bob Clark. Donations can be made to the Pipe Creek Fire Department.

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