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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 19, 2014

James Haggard Kinnard of Lebanon died unexpectedly May 15. He was 80 years old. A native of Sparta, Kinnard served in the U.S. Army after high school. Following discharge, he earned a law degree from the Nashville School of Law and began practicing in 1966. Among his professional achievements, Kinnard was the organizing attorney for Cracker Barrel, where he copyrighted the menu and registered the building design. He also recently was honored by the Wilson County Bar Association with a lifetime achievement award. Funeral services were held yesterday, The Tennessean reports. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William R. Pease Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Tennessee Technological University, School of Agriculture, 1 William L. Jones Dr., Cookeville 38505; or the Castle Heights National Alumni Association, c/o Rob Hoosier, 1045 Woodmont Dr., Gallatin 37066.