of Conway, AR
October 3, 1944 - August 31, 2023
David Kinley, 78, of Conway, AR passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023 following a 3-year battle with leukemia.He was born in England, AR on October 3, 1944, son of the late Farmer and Elizabeth Kinley. He is survived by his spouse, Sandra Prickett Kinley and his two sons, Kenny (April) and Benny (Tambrey) and five grandchildren, Lauren, Kole, Ash, Kate and Luke. He is survived by his brother, Carroll (Elaine) and is preceded in death by his sister, Margaret (Don). He also has many nieces and nephews.David graduated from college with an accounting degree and he was a Certified Public Accountant. He had a successful career as a CPA with many companies including the Federal Reserve Bank, Safeway Corporate Office and the State of Arkansas. He started his own CPA practice in southwest Little Rock before becoming an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. He owned several restaurants in Conway, Morrilton and Russellville. After retiring for a few years to coach his son's sports teams, he ran and won the election for the Mayor of Conway. He served as Mayor for 12 years before retiring from office. Following that, he had numerous commercial and residential projects, including Westin Estates, Westin Park and Kinley Homes.David was a devoted husband, father, grandfather (Pal) and friend. He loved to watch sports with his kids and grandkids and sit in his ''office'' on his back porch watching the golfers. During his last 3 years, he received wonderful care from the doctors and nurses at UAMS, Conway Regional, and Dr. Tsuda's office.Visitation and funeral service will be held at Central Church in Conway, AR on Tuesday, September 5. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm and the funeral service will begin at 2:00pm.
So sad to see Mayor Kinley has passed. He was a wonderful man and much loved mayor to our town.
So sorry to hear about David my prayers go out to the entire family
To The Kinley Family, I am very saddened by the loss of David. I had the privilege to work with him on several projects when he was Mayor. He loved Conway and was always looking for ways to â€œimproveâ€. We were neighbors for many years and my prayers are with all of you. Nancy Williams
Kenny, I am so sorry to read today of your Dad's passing. I worked with Dave and Lloyd Westbrook quite a bit when I was on the Chamber Board. What a pair they were! They both made a significant impact on my life. Praying for you and the rest of the family today. So thankful we can know for sure he is reunited with Maggie, Lloyd, and the may others who were waiting for him in heaven. TK
Kenny and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.
To the Kinley family:Sorry for your loss. From the first time I met him, he never failed to shake my hand, smile and pat me on my shoulder. He was the definition of a gentleman. He was a fierce and continual promoter of Conway well before entering politics. I thank him for his support, friendship, and kindness through so many years. Go in peace.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Kinley family. David will be missed.
David was a good and loyal friend. A strong leader for the City of Conway and a loving husband and father. I was playing golf a few weeks ago and saw him sitting on the back porch. I pulled over and talked with him for awhile and it was a good time for both of us to catch up. David set the bar for Conway mayors. He was a good and decent man that will be missed.
Sandy and boys, I was saddened to hear of Davidâ€™s suffering and passing. We campaigned together and worked together in a positive way. He was in my opinion one of the Best Mayors Conway has ever had. Honest and straight forward. What you saw was what you got, Truth and integrity. I hate the large gap he has left in your lives but knowing heâ€™s not suffering anymore. God Bless you Sandy and sons and families.
Oh my goodness I am so very sorry for your loss. My husband Dee Webb and Mr. Kenley were in SSOU at the same time getting blood and platelets. My husband died Aug. 30 and I see where Mr. Kenley died Aug 31. Mr. Kenley was such a nice pleasant man. I am truly sorry for your loss. May God bless your family in these hard times. God has blessed our family and is what is sustaining me. I will keep you in my prayers.
Sandy and family - Sorry for your loss . Have been praying for you and will continue to do so having some idea of what you have been going through. After Judy passed away from her struggle with cancer over 3 years ago, Paul's words in Philippians 1:23 have helped me greatly - "to depart and be with Christ that is very much better" . It may not better to us but it is for them. May the hope we have in Christ bring you comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead.
David was a good friend for many years. He always had a smile & a positive comment whether in church or on the street. The last three years have been tough for him. But, thats over now. Praying for the family.
Rest in peace old friend.
Ryan and I are sadden to hear about our friend! We love your family & will be praying for comfort in the days ahead!
Sandy, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.Buddy and David have been friends for 65 years. Lots of people canâ€™t say they have remained such good friends that long. He is going to be sadly missed. Weâ€™ll miss his wonderful smile and wit. We will always remember all the good times that we all shared through the years
So sad to lose another cousin. Loved David very much. Sorry to not be able to make funeral due to a doctors appointment here in Heber Springs. My love and prayers for Sandy and their boys and families. As well as the all Davidâ€™s family and friends. ðŸ™ðŸ™
So sorry for your family's loss, and the loss of this community. He was a great man, and will be missed by all!
To the Kinley Family, Deepest Sympathy to Your Family for the Loss of Mr. Kinley. He was Always a Kind and Considerate Man. He Always Had my Utmost Respect and Admiration. Prayers for You in the Days to Come.
I have known and worked with David since he came to Conway with one of his many businesses, was alway a pleasure to work with and around,
Weâ€™re so sorry for your loss. May you always remember the good times and speak of those times often so heâ€™ll be remembered for many generations to come.
To the Kinley family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had to opportunity to work with Mayor Kinley when I was in the Courthouse. A very good man. He will be missed. Prayers for your family.
Sorry to learn of the passing of a remarkable leader, great businessman, good neighbor, and true friend. David Kinley was all of these to our household. He will be missed. Sandy and boys, our prayers will be with you as you navigate through the days ahead.
We are so sorry for your loss ! Prayers for you all . May the peace of God fill your hearts and give you comfort ! David and Janet Crow
Sandy and family: my prayers are with you in this sad time. David not only was a wonderful guy and great mayor of my adopted Home Town, but a strong leader in the building of Conway as a leading city in Arkansas. I miss the TV interviews at your beautiful place when Lifeword produced a series of programs years ago. David's sister, Maggie, was the awesome interviewer for these shows. Your family is loved.