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Brandon Scott Kinney

April 02, 1985 - March 31, 2019



Brandon Scott Kinney of Cadillac passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at home. He was 33.

Brandon was born April 2, 1985 in Grayling, Michigan to Daniel James and Laurie Kay (Caldwell) Kinney.

He graduated from Cadillac High School in 2003 and later earned his Associate’s Degree. Brandon was a gentle soul. He took time to care for injured animals and adored his nephews. Understanding how things worked, deconstructing them to learn how to re construct them fascinated Brandon. He enjoyed technology and was especially skilled with computers. Brandon enjoyed camping and going for evening walks.

Brandon is survived by his parents, Dan and Laurie Kinney of Cadillac; his brother, Grant (Robin) Kinney of Madison, Wisconsin; two nephews, Ethanael and Ezra; grandmothers, Doris Kinney of Cadillac and Kay Curell of Louisville, Tennessee; aunts and uncles: Dave Kinney of Cadillac, Brad (Deb) Caldwell of Traverse City, Brent (Leanne) Caldwell of Friendsville, Tennessee and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Earl Kinney, Jerry Caldwell and Marvin Curell.

A gathering will take place at the Memorial Garden at the United Methodist Church of Cadillac this summer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Cadillac. An online guestbook is available at

Guest Book

  • Dee Brinks - Apr 3rd, 2019 3:16 pm

    "My heart and prayers go out to you at loss of Brandon. We are thankful to have known him and know what a kind, helpful person he was. May you know that you are surrounded by people who care for you and also loved Brandon. God Bless you all. Dee and Mike"

  • Linda Barrand - Apr 3rd, 2019 7:24 pm

    "Laurie and Dan, I am so sorry for your loss! I know he will be missed."

  • Jake Morse - Apr 3rd, 2019 9:19 pm

    "Prayers and thoughts to all who knew Brandon - He was a gentle man and a good friend to my son, Dylan. May Peace be to him and to those he touched - God Bless"

  • Marie Rabun - Apr 4th, 2019 8:12 am

    "Laurie and Dan, my heart goes out to you both. I’m am so sorry to hear about Brandon. Such a young man. Bless you both and the rest of your family. May god show him the way with his arms wrapped around Brandon placing him into his new life. God bless "

  • Sherri Hodgson Bishop - Apr 4th, 2019 11:08 am

    "So sorry for the passing of your son, a mothers heart aches for you. Praying for strength and guidance for all. "

  • Lynn Moon - Apr 4th, 2019 11:50 am

    "Laurie and Dan, We are so saddened to learn of Brandon’s passing. Our hearts go out to you and we send our sympathy and love. I can’t image the pain of losing your child and hope that your church, family and community can provide you with support as you grieve his loss."

  • Dennis Stratton - Apr 4th, 2019 3:27 pm

    "Dan, Laurie and Grant, I am so sorry to hear about Brandon. I'll always remember Brandon and his shy but always kind smile. Thinking of you all and in my prayers. "

  • Kevin and Laurie Decker - Apr 4th, 2019 8:41 pm

    "Dan and Laurie, So sorry for the loss of your son. We are praying for you and your family. God bless you."

  • Mark and Jane Wightman - Apr 4th, 2019 9:09 pm

    "We are so sorry for your loss of Brandon. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. May you get strength from God’s love for you and your memories of Brandon. Jane and Mark"

  • Shirley Hunt - Apr 8th, 2019 1:58 pm

    "Laurie, Dan, and Grant. I will always remember Brandon as a kind and caring student. His quiet spirit was one that impressed me many years ago in our fifth grade classroom. My sympathy to you all. "

  • Kathy Bunnell - Apr 8th, 2019 3:53 pm

    "Laurie, Dan, and Grant, I am very sad to learn about Brandon's passing and cannot imagine the heartache you feel. All my sympathy to you and wishes of peace for Brandon. I hope to see you this summer."

  • Karen Klinker - Apr 8th, 2019 8:08 pm

    "Laurie and Dan I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you and your family Karen "

  • Bob & Debi Stuber - Apr 8th, 2019 11:35 pm

    "Dan & Laurie, Bob and I send our sincere sympathy to you. Brandon was a very nice person and our hearts are broken. "

  • John & Linda Coffell - Apr 15th, 2019 10:04 am

    "We're thinking of you and extending our sincere sympathy. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers."

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