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Mr. John McCord Kingsley, 81, passed away on Tuesday evening, July 25, 2017, at his home.? Mr. Kingsley was born in St. Louis, Mo., on September 19, 1935, the son of the late Thomas Jr., and Patsy McCord Kingsley. He was Vice President of Kingsley Equipment Company (John Deere) in Lexington.
He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America for the better part of 61 years. He started with Pack 312 in September of 1944, but in later years, was most active with Troop 93 in Lexington. In 1999, he was awarded the District Award of Merit and in 2005 he was presented with the Silver Beaver Award. Mr. Kingsley was also a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow where he was given the Indian name "Guttgennemew", which means "One Who Gives Back". He was a Committee Member (#93), a registered Charter Representative (#121), a Unit commissioner, served on many Eagle Scout Board of Reviews since '73 and was a staff member for over 18 years at BSA summer camps.
He was an active member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church where he served as an usher. Mr. Kingsley was a member of the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels.
Survivors include: his two sons, Clay Brownell Kingsley (Samantha), and Andrew Lynn Kingsley; one brother, M. Weir Kingsley (Julie); two grandsons, Spencer and Cooper Kingsley; as well as other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marcia Brownell Kingsley (d. 2004), and his two brothers, Thomas Chenault Kingsley and Edwin McCord Kingsley.
 A full military service will be conducted at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery, 6980 Danville Rd., Nicholasville, Ky., at 11:00 a.m. Friday?Following the service, there will be a potluck food and fellowship gathering at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 533 E. Main St., Lexington, at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Undercroft Room. Friends and family are asked to bring a favorite dish to share. 
No flowers please, as Camp Nelson has a very strict policy. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Camp McKee Scout Ranch (via the Boy Scout office, Chip Armishaw, 2134 Nicholasville Rd., Lexington, KY  40503.  859-231-7811).
Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, W. Main St., Richmond, KY is in charge of the arrangements.
Published on August 9, 2017
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