Paul E. Kinnikin of Millsboro passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 2020.

He was born Oct. 31, 1943 in Laurel, one of eight children to the late Raymond W. Kinnikin, Sr. and Viola Kathryn (Baker) Kinnikin.

Paul graduated from Laurel High School with the class of 1965. He had a strong work ethic and for many years worked in the HVAC industry in Virginia. Paul was an avid reader and had a special place in his heart for pets, especially dogs.

He is survived by a brother, Raymond W. Kinnikin, Jr. (Juanita); sisters, Mary C. Sauers, Grace Gardner (Harvey) and Doris Weins (Johnny); and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Irene Mae; brothers, Norris Kinnikin and James Kinnikin, Sr.; and his beloved dog, “Shauna.”

Services will be private as he will be interred with his parents in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Georgetown Campus, 22918 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown, DE 19947.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting