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James Kimbrow

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

James A. Kimbrow, 78, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at his residence.

Born Feb. 5, 1927, in Arbyrd, Mo., son of the late James A. and Dona P. Young Kimbrow, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII during the European Theatre and a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. He was a former officer with the Poplar Bluff Police Department, former deputy with the Butler County Sheriff's Department and an investigator for the Butler County Prosecutor's Office.

On Jan. 6, 1948, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Oneida M. Smith, who survives.

Survivors also include four sons, Dr. Larry Kimbrow and wife, Amy, Tom Kimbrow and wife, Carolyn and Bobby Kimbrow and wife, Nancy, all of Poplar Bluff and Terry Kimbrow and wife, Patricia, of Conway, Ark.; two sisters, Helen Coleman, of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Sue McCurry, of Stafford, Kan.; one brother, Gordon R. Kimbrow, of St. Clair, Mo.; 12 grandchildren, Cathy Smith, of Memphis, Tenn., Franklin Kimbrow, of Yokohama, Japan, Oneida Lynn Klingenbert, of Virginia Beach, Va., Kimberly, Tim, Kaycee and Julie Kimbrow and Melissa Shearin, all of Poplar Bluff, Tommy Kimbrow, of Fisk, Mo., and Jennifer Harrell, Jason and Justin Kimbrow, all of Conway and 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today, Tuesday, May 17, at the Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Cotrell Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Terry Kimbrow and Don Seat officiating.

Burial with full military honors followed at the Brown Chapel Cemetery in Broseley, Mo.