Richard “Dickie” Kins

RICHARD “DICKIE” KINS, 75, of Wellsburg, WV passed away November 17, 2023, at Weriton Medical Center, Weirton, WV. Dickie was born May 25, 1948, in Steubenville, OH. To the late Bobby L. Kins Sr. and Betty Jane Suddoth Kins. Dickie retired from Ball Corp. where he worked as an Electrician. He was a 54 year volunteer for the Wellsburg Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Chief for 38 years. Dickie was also a member of the Wellsburg Moose Lodge #1554, the American Legion Post #34, the Wellsburg Elks Lodge # 333, and the Sistersville VFW Post 6327. In addition to his parents, Dickie was preceded in death by his brother, Stanley Kins; sister-in-law, Judy Kins; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kins; and brother-in-law, Bob Burk. He is survived by the love of his life, Anita Pack Kin,s whom he was married to for 51 years; two sons, Edwin “Dutch” Kins and Adam Kins, both of Wellsburg, WV; brother, Bob L. Kins, Jr. and Wanda of Windsor Heights, WV; three sisters: Bonnie Kins, Diana Burk, and Penny James and her husband Bill; an uncle, Jack Kins and his wife Geri; three grandchildren: Cody, Corey, and Abbi; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also. The family would like to give a special thanks to the Stein family for their loving care for Dickie. Visitation was held Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at the Wellsburg Fire Hall, and again Wednesday November 22, 2023, at the Wellsburg Fire Hall until the time of funeral services, with Pastor Frank Haas officiating. Broken Ladder services followed. Gravesides services took place at Franklin Cemetery immediately following, with full military honors by the OVVMS and the Army Honor Guard. Arrangements by Reasner Funeral Home, Wellsburg. Online condolces may be made at