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Arthur Dean Kinstley Jr.

February 6, 1959 — October 9, 2023

Flora, MS

Arthur D. “Archie” Kinstley Jr., 64, of Flora, MS passed away on October 9, 2023, completely surrounded by his loving family. Archie was born on February 6, 1959, to his loving parents Arthur D. “Art” Kinstley Sr. and Nancy Kinstley. Archie worked many years for his father in the mobile home business, eventually taking over the business and branching it into a successful portable building business with multiple locations.

Archie was a man who deeply loved his family.  Whether it be delivering a slab of ribs, an extra trip to town, or going to sporting events, he was there.  He was always there, no matter what, Archie was there when his family needed him.  He considered it a perfect day when the family was all together with lots of meat on the grill and food in the kitchen. His family will forever remember his stories, jokes, spontaneous trips (even though all of them knew he really didn’t like to travel), accidental culinary masterpieces that no one could ever repeat, and his huge, huge heart.

Archie is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Judy Hopson Kinstley, as well as his children Bonnie (Michael) Martin, Kelly (Kendall) Spell, and Johnny Dean “JD” Kinstley. His grandchildren, Madison Cardenas, Taylor Cardenas, Brody Thornton, Paxton Spell, Braydon Martin, Bentley Thornton, Brooks Spell, Anna Caroline Martin, and one more expected in December of 2023. He is also survived by his mother Nancy Kinstley, and his sisters Gary Crotwell and Nina (Dale) Lofton. Archie was preceded in death by his father, Art Kinstley Sr., and his daughter Jennifer Cardenas.

Please join us celebrating his life on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  with his service starting at 1:00 pm in the chapel at Ott & Lee Funeral Home, 1360 W. Government St. Brandon, MS 39042. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that you show your love and kindness with food, take a stranger a meal,deliver that unexpected slab of ribs, and most of all - make sure no one leaves your kitchen with an empty stomach, in honor of Archie.





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