Jake Kimsey

Jake Thomas Kimsey

Wednesday, May 27th, 1931 - Friday, November 13th, 2020
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Jake Thomas Kimsey transitioned peacefully to the great fishing hole in Heaven on Nov 13th, 2020. Jake is in the care of Pecan Grove Funeral Home for cremation. His family will celebrate his life in private.
Jake was born in Bayou Meto, Arkansas, to Percy Irving Kimsey and Martha Ada Douglas. He lived in Axtell, TX for 23 years, then returned to the Waco area for 14 years. Jake served in the US Air Force in Fire and Crash Rescue from 1945 to retirement in 1968. He then was employed at Waco General Dynamics, Waco Parks and Recreation, Manager of Lake Waco Marina, the Waco ALICO building and Brown’s Hardware in Bellmead. In the 1990’s, he entered his 2nd retirement where he enjoyed fishing, camping, assisting George Helm at his Pecan Orchard, playing all sorts of games and doing home improvement projects.
Jake was preceded in death by his parents; spouse Lillian Fraizer Kimsey; six brothers, one sister and one step-grandson.
He is survived by sons Jim Thornhill and wife Rosie, Harold Thornhill and wife Ofelia (Fely), Ted Kimsey, Jay T. Kimsey and wife Christine, daughters Eileen Armstrong and husband Joe, and Theresa Kimsey McHargue; mother of his children Elberta Bieler Kimsey Dehl, sister, Evelyn Almon of CA, 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.
In lieu of flowers, donate to a charity of your choice or The Veterans programs.
Jake’s last request is that each person enjoy life as God Our Father in Heaven has destined.
Special thanks are extended to Waco Brookdale Assisted living facility and staff, Texas Home Health Hospice team, and many loved ones who helped him.
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