Breckenridge Texan

Bruce Leslie Kinyon

Bruce Leslie Kinyon
November 27
10:32 2020

Woodson lost a beloved member of the community on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, when Bruce Leslie Kinyon, 74, passed away. A memorial service for Bruce will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29, in the Chapel of Memories at Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home in Breckenridge with Wendy Davidson officiating. His interment at the Woodson Cemetery will follow at a later date.

Bruce was born on June 3, 1946, to Leslie Milton Kinyon and Bessie Lillian (Bloom) Kinyon in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Bruce graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1964. Soon after, he met and fell in love with Keron (Robinson) Kinyon while he was in the Air Force. He married Keron on September 20, 1969, and together they raised two loving sons, Tim and Travis Kinyon.

Bruce was a jack of all trades, dabbling in a little of everything from carpentry to mechanics to working cattle. While in high school, Bruce drove a cab for G’s Cafe. Then he enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 where he trained as a fire specialist. Bruce worked as a prison guard, firefighter, and a policeman. After retiring from firefighting in 1998, he and Keron moved back to Texas. He soon became a lieutenant for the Breckenridge Police Department, a position he held until his retirement in 2013. And anyone who knew Bruce knew that he was never one to sit idly by. He continued working by not only mowing lawns, but also cleaning for the Breckenridge PD, a task he shared with Keron.

Bruce enjoyed hunting and puttering around with his numerous collections and little creations he would make. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Woodson. In his retirement you could find Bruce enjoying a cold beer sitting in his very own garage bar that he designed. Nothing made Bruce happier than spending time with his beloved wife of 51 years, his boys and their families, along with other family members and countless friends. Bruce had a natural ability to make those around him smile and laugh. He had a heart of gold and was always joking around.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Treat Harkner; nephew, Rocky Smothers; and his cousin, Gene Doud, who was like a brother to him.

He is survived by wife Keron Kinyon of Woodson; sons Travis (Crystal) Kinyon of Breckenridge, Texas, and Tim (Ginger) Kinyon of Racine, Wisconsin; sister Darlene Harkner of Millston, Wisconsin; and four grandkids: Caleb, Kaitlynn, Bailey, and Sam Kinyon.

His parting leaves a deep void for all those that knew him. Memorial contributions in his name can be made to the Woodson First Christian Church Building Fund or the Woodson Volunteer Fire Department and can be left at the funeral home office. Condolences can be made online at

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