Billy Wayne Kinard

October 02, 1949 - June 28, 2020

Billy Kinard

On Sunday, June 28, 2020, Billy Wayne Kinard, loving husband, father, and grandfather died at the age of 70. He passed away peacefully in his garden outside his home in Brenham, Texas. He was born on August 21, 1949 to Ina Fay Derrington Kinard and William Curtis Kinard, in Liberty, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University transferring his senior year to The University of Texas Pharmacy School, graduating in 1974. He owned Kinard’s Pharmacy Store and later managed Eckerd’s and Market Basket Pharmacies in Beaumont. ­­­­Billy and Gay are members of Westgate Memorial Baptist Church in Beaumont

Billy made it a life-long mission to value relationships and be good to people, and everyone loved being around him. Growing up he was the high-school quarterback, pitcher of his baseball team, and played guitar and sang in a band. His love of sports and music brought him joy and happiness throughout his life. His true devotion was his family, whom he loved and supported every day of his life. His granddaughters were his greatest joy. Anyone who knew Billy will remember him for this, and for being such a fun person.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years, Gay Haley Kinard, of Brenham; son, Dr. Robb Gobert and his wife, Lori An, of Columbus; daughters, Katie Gobert, of Beaumont and Kelly Kinard Farrow and her husband, Paul, of Katy; son, Jeff Kinard and his wife, Jessica, of Cary, North Carolina; grandchildren, Julie Ana Gobert, Paige Farrow, Audrey Kinard, and Claire Kinard; one niece; numerous nephews; and a host of friends and customers who loved him and appreciated the personal care that he gave.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Kathie Ward, of Fort Bend County; and brother, Bobby Kinard, of Beaumont.

A gathering of Mr. Kinard’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A private family interment will be held at a later date at the family farm in Brenham. The family invites you to join them for a celebration of life to be announced in the future.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Philanthropy, Suite 5214, P.O. Box 300630, Houston, TX 77230-0630.

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Gathering of family and friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, July 02, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, July 02, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Comments (9)


    02 July 2020 at 01:24 | #

    Gay, I am so sorry to see Billy has passed away, you are in my thoughts and prayers friend.


  • Wendy Brooks

    02 July 2020 at 01:15 | #

    I am So Sorry for Your Loss. I worked with Billy at Eckerd's. He was a Loving and Caring Man. I will Miss Him and His Smile


  • Jackie Holton

    02 July 2020 at 00:41 | #

    Gay, Bill & I cherish your friendship and send our deepest love and sympathy. We were privileged to know Billy in many small ways.


  • Haskell Gossett

    02 July 2020 at 00:03 | #

    Billy was a fellow Pharmacist and friend. I remember him in my SS class in the early 1960's. Billy, I am going to miss you and all those pleasant comments on Facebook. May God's richest blessings on your family.


  • Judi and Ronnie Benoit

    01 July 2020 at 15:22 | #

    What a great guy! Billy was always laughing and smiling and lived his life. well. We will all have great memories.
    God rest his good soul and send comfort to his family.

    Ronnie and Judi Benoit


  • Pamela Farnie

    01 July 2020 at 13:25 | #

    Gay we are so sorry to hear of Billys death. The Arceneaux family will keep you in our prayers.


  • Roger Ross

    01 July 2020 at 12:08 | #

    The Ross Family would like to offer our deepest condolences to Billy's family. He was a good man and we know that he will be missed dearly.


  • Bud Royer

    01 July 2020 at 07:00 | #

    Billy was a true friend with a big sincere smile with a heart that was bigger!!! Grateful for his friendship!


  • David and Pam Dunivant

    01 July 2020 at 03:20 | #

    Billy was a great man. We were blessed to know him and his loving heart. Fly high dear friend.


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