Donnie L. Kimbro, age 80 longtime Ridgway resident passed away on December 4, 2014 in Deaconess Hospital Evansville, IN. Donnie was born in Ridgway on Feb. 22, 1934 to the late Elmer and Lottie (Perry) Kimbro. Donnie served his country proudly for 23 years in the United States Air Force retiring a Master Sgt. He served time in Korea and two deployments to Vietnam. He retired from Civil Service. Donnie was married on November 17, 1956 at the First Baptist Church in Ridgway to Billie (Thomas) Kimbro. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Ridgway, a Cold War Patriot, and a member of the Ridgway Methodist Church.
Donnie over the years liked to Garden, Hunt and fish but will always be remembered for his kind and gentle nature always willing to help people. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed.
Donnie is survived by his wife Billie of Ridgway, a daughter, Linda (Danny) Butler of Harrisburg, Il, a daughter, Phyllis (Danny) Mace of Shawneetown, a son, Charles Parrish of Tampa, FL, a brother Bud (Sue) Kimbro of Ridgway, a sister, Mary Zirkelbach of Ridgway. Grandchildren, Austin Tuff Butler, Danielle (Mike) Gribble, and Courtney Mace. Great Grandchildren, Taylor Boone and Mace Gribble and Brittany Morse along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by, 3 brothers, Jackie and Jim Kimbro, and Charles Frailey, 2 sisters, Jerri Macannaly and Ester Johnson and a grandson, Daniel Mace.
Visitation for Donnie will be on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The funeral will be on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the funeral home starting at 2:00 PM. Rev. Keith Bradley will officiate and interment will follow at the Campground Cemetery near Ridgway with full military rites being performed by the Ridgway American Legion/VFW and Military Honors team.
In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Ridgway Methodist church in his memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com