James Michael KingeryOctober 20, 1950 ~ August 31, 2017 (age 66)
James Michael Kingery was born on October 20, 1950, in Albany, Oregon, to Max and Mary Kingery and passed away on August 31, 2017. He graduated from Corvallis High School in 1968 and earned a degree in architecture from the University of Idaho. This degree enabled him to pursue his passion of building homes through his business, MK Construction. He took great pride in creating the plans and building his clients’ dream homes. These clients usually became lifelong friends. Mike enjoyed photography, hunting, golfing (especially the New Mexico trips), and traveling. His appreciation of architecture and history motivated him to plan extensively for several trips to Europe. Mike’s friends and family remember him for being straightforward and honest and for his patriotism and love of his country. Mike married Mary Ann Epperson in 2001 and inherited a family which he treasured, including stepsons Jim (Marcy) Epperson, Kurt (Linda) Epperson, and grandchildren Shelby (Tracey Tucker) Epperson, Katie Sanders (Greg Marrs), Jordan Epperson, Luke Epperson and great-grandson Merrick Tucker. In addition to these family members, he is also survived by his sister Patty, brothers Gary and Steve; sisters-in-law Karen Mendendall, Kathy (Wayne) Shotts, Linda Kimball; brothers-in-law Bill (Barb) Kimball, and Wayne (Cathy) Kimball. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Jim Kimball. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at the Canon Royal Event Center, 523 Main Street in Canon City on Saturday, October 7, from 3:30 to 5:30 with Chuck Kinyon leading a time of sharing memories from 4:15 to 4:45. Memorial contributions can be made to DAV, VFW or Special Olympics. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home. Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com.