Lee “Scott” Kinchen

Published 2:36 pm Friday, August 20, 2021

On Aug. 11, 2021, Mr. Lee “Scott” Kinchen passed away at New Orleans VA Medical Center.

Mr. Kinchen was an active member in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years. His military service began Oct. 1, 1988, and he retired as SSG on Aug. 29, 2013.

Military Service began

His decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign ribbons awarded or authorized included: Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Unit Award, AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal with two service stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border with one oak leaf cluster, AF Longevity Service, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with two “M” Devices with one hour glassdevice, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with one service star, AF Training Ribbon, and NATO Medal. He was also currently enrolled in college to become a drone pilot.

He is survived by his mother, Bonita “Bonnie” Montero Cothern; siblings, Wendi Kinchen (Dennis) Raether, (nephew) Colby Lee (Michelle) Kinchen, Bridgette (Tim) Shaw, Megan Kinchen, and Julie Williams (Alan); two great-nephews, Jackson Lee Kinchen, Jameson Ford Kinchen, and (nephew) Stetson Shaw; two nieces, Lorelei Shaw and Sophia Kinchen; two pugs, Tucker and Miles; and a host of other family and friends. He also served as a father figure to several throughout his life.

Mr. Kinchen was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Douglas Kinchen; and brother, Blake Anthony Kinchen; and his two pugs, Milo and Stewie.

In lieu of flowers, Scott requested donations be made in his name to the K9 rescue Pug Hearts. Donations can be made via Venmo @PugHearts, Paypal.me/pushers or www.pughearts.com.

Brown-McGehee Funeral Home was entrusted with all final arrangements. Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 19, from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m. Bro. Fred Brumfield officiated services in the chapel. Interment was Friday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at Southeast Veterans Cemetery in Slidell.