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Kim David Kenser “Doc”, age 64

Kim David Kenser “Doc”, 64, of Benton passed away on October 4, 2019.  He was born on June 16, 1955 in Licking, Missouri to William and Evelyn Kenser.

He always had a warm, caring hug for everyone he met. He loved helping and serving people knowing they would be taken care of; he loved riding Harley motorcycles.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Helton-Kenser; his siblings Frank, Larry, Vickie and Gary.

David is survived by his loving wife, Jeannie Kenser; his children William Daniel Kenser, Kimberly Danielle Kenser, Kaiti Tate and Jessie Wright; his father William Daniel Kenser; his sister Sue Kenser, his 11 grandchildren and many extended family and friends.

Memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Gateway Church, 1201 Longhills Road, Benton, Arkansas at 6:00 P.M.  Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers please make all donations to Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Arkansas or Gateway Church, PO Box 987, Benton, Arkansas.


  • Tyrecia Caton Posted October 7, 2019 9:55 PM

    Doc inspired those around him to choose love and kindness because that’s what he demonstrated on a daily basis. It was an honor to work with him.

  • Jim & Sue Roberts Posted October 8, 2019 7:54 AM

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Phyllis C Brents Posted October 8, 2019 11:07 AM

    Doc was a genuine person and epitomized Christlike. His demeanor and presence at Arkansas Hospice were highly valued by everyone there. This is a tremendous loss for his family, his church, and his friends.

  • Angelina Posted October 8, 2019 11:56 AM

    Doc, was a true jewel and I enjoyed every conversation that we had. He was one of the most encouraging and positive people that I’ve met. May God comfort the hearts of all of his family and friends according to Matthew 5:4.

  • Wayne & Penny Duncan Posted October 8, 2019 12:21 PM

    Prayers for you all

  • Stpehen Lawrence Posted October 8, 2019 2:41 PM

    My Condolences, I appreciated his work with Veterans. As a veteran it seems that we were forgotten but to us it was our life. Thank you Doc, I will miss you.

  • Reba Gaines Posted October 8, 2019 3:27 PM

    Doc Kenser was definitely “God’s great Joy!!!!!” and he spread that joy to all that came in contact with him. He always had a hug and a smile for each and everyone. I will miss that joy each time I come to work and pass his cubicle. My thoughts and prayers to the family. Rest in Peace Doc Kenser…..a well deserved rest.

  • Jan Walker Posted October 8, 2019 7:21 PM

    Working at Arkansas Hospice, you expect death…….but sometimes a death will bring you to your knees. Doc is on my list of 10 men who have made a difference in my life. Almost every morning we had “our talk.” He was intelligent, kind and generous with his life. Rest in Peace, Good Man. I loved you.

  • Evee Allen Posted October 8, 2019 7:49 PM

    I will miss uncle Kim David forever

  • Janet Lamb Posted October 8, 2019 8:11 PM

    I loved this man. He was a true blessing. He had a radiant smile and gave the best hugs. He touched many hearts. He was a very special person and I feel blessed to have been his friend and Sister in Christ. I will miss him so very much. My heart goes out to you the family.

  • Cyndy and Larry Dilday Posted October 8, 2019 8:16 PM

    A kind man with a loving heart and agile mind, and a wonderful faith. Doc will be greatly missed. The light in the world will bea little dimmer for him leaving…and the stars in heaven will burn a little brighter. Rest well sir.

  • Rev. Deborah Halter Posted October 9, 2019 2:00 AM

    Requiescat in pace, Doc. It was a blessing and privilege to know and work with you.

    If I should die and leave you here awhile,
    Be not like others, sore undone, who keep
    Long vigils by the silent dust, and weep.For my sake – turn again to life and smile,
    Nerving thy heart and trembling hand to do
    Something to comfort other hearts than thine.
    Complete those dear unfinished tasks of mine
    And I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
    Mary Lee Hall, “Turn Again to Life”

  • Misty Walls Posted October 9, 2019 12:04 PM

    My friend, co worker and brother in Christ you will forever be missed! There is so many things about Doc Kenser that I will miss but one for sure is his wonderful hugs each morning and his positive words of encouragement. I’m praying for God to comfort his family during this time and wrap his arms around each of you.

  • Wayne/Deanna Barnes Posted October 9, 2019 1:01 PM

    Sorry to learn of Doc’s passing. Our sympathy to Jeannie and his family.

  • Nancy Rorex Posted October 9, 2019 5:05 PM

    Such a wonderful man. All who knew him will miss him greatly.

    • Evee Allen Posted October 9, 2019 7:17 PM

      I agree with you he was an amazing man and will be missed

  • Kay Kirk Posted October 9, 2019 10:14 PM

    I was blessed to have the privilege of knowing Doc as a friend and coworker. His smile and hugs were given freely and meant so much. He cared deeply and it was genuine. Rest in peace brother.

  • Paul Bunn Posted October 9, 2019 10:48 PM

    You were a loving friend and mentor to all of us at Veterans Outreach Ministries Center in Searcy Arkansas, you are missed. We’ve got it from here.

  • Jerri l Pennington Posted October 10, 2019 7:31 AM

    May the arms of God comfort each and everyone that is sorrowful at this time. I did not get to see Doc often but when I did he was always full of joy and faith. He will be missed by many. I am blessed for knowing him.

  • Catherine & Mack Posted October 10, 2019 8:48 AM

    Dear “Doc”, You will always be Beloved by all who knew and Loved You so and learned the Walk of Life Path. Thank You with my Heart for being my Spiritual Mentor as I do my Volunteer Service in helping other Veterans & their Spouce’s for VAVS & AR Hospise. May The Peace Be With Always FHS, Catherine & Mack

  • Lana Shewmaker Posted October 11, 2019 9:10 AM

    David was a very good friend to my husband and me. He was a wonderful example of gentleness, selflessness, compassion, and humility. The world will miss his rare and precious spirit.

  • Patty Neumeier Posted October 11, 2019 12:32 PM

    I’ll always remember the huge hugs I would get from Doc when he saw me at work. And I’ll always be grateful for his help in securing VA benefits for my father. May his soul rest in peace. I will miss him.

  • Candy Millwood Posted October 11, 2019 1:33 PM

    Over the past couple of years, Doc and I discovered just how small this world really is when we figured out that his wife who passed last year, Tandie, was taking classes at UA Little Rock with my husband. I hadn’t seen him in a few years, yet he greeted me with the same hug and cheer that he always did back when we worked together at Arkansas Hospice. Doc, you brought so much joy to all who knew you … you will definitely be missed!

  • Tom and Sue Edwards Posted October 13, 2019 6:41 PM

    To Doc’s family and friends, we are praying that God will fill a great hole that we all feel at the word of his passing. I pray the Gods healing will come to his children and mend our hearts. Doc would want that, Doc would be the first to tell us that also. We will see you again Doc. We love you.

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