June 8, 2021, Kirk David Kimes went home to be with the Lord after fighting a valiant battle against leukemia, covid, and covid pneumonia. Celebration of life will be Saturday, June 12 at 11 A.M. at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Richard Owens officiating.
Kirk was born December 30, 1962 to Bruce and Ann Makamson Kimes. A lifelong resident of Greenwood, Kirk graduated with honors from Greenwood High School and received his B.S. Degree from Delta State University. He married his high school sweetheart, Darla Lubas on April 20, 1991 and they recently celebrated 30 years of marriage. Two children were born into this union and they were the joy of his life, never missing any event in which they participated.
He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church, a former member of the Exchange Club and was the founder of the Pee Wee football league. He held various business interests most notably the Stogie Shoppe where friends gathered to share their life events. He was a friend to all and his loyalty and support of his friends is legendary. He and his friend Harold Young were the voices of Pillow Academy Mustang football for the past seven years.
Kirk gave his life to Christ as a teenager, and although many grieve the loss, they celebrate his healing and being reunited with loved ones who have gone before him.
He is preceded in death by his father Bruce. His survivors include his wife of 30 years, Darla; a daughter, Walker Kimes of Jackson; a son, Carter Kimes of Greenwood; mother, Ann Kimes of Greenwood; two sisters, K.K. Mathis (Shawn) of Biggersville, Kim Wyatt of Tupelo; mother-in-law, Libby and Lubas Walker of Greenwood; father-in-law Jeramiah Lubas of Charleston South Carolina; uncle and aunt, Larry and Glenda Makamson of Clinton and Billy and Ann Walker of Greenwood, and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Jack Henderson, Mike Barth, Chad Killebrew, Harold Young, Roger Bright, Jeff Box, Daron Nichols, Adam Reifers, Rut Ussery, Brent Noah, Jimbo Ferguson, Brad Garrard, Ray Stone, Jim Campbell, and John Rape. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Henry Flautt, Richard Oakes, Mark Vemer, Rob Hollis, Bill Thornburg, Cale Ainsworth, Tony Garrett, and Jacob Clark.
Memorials may be made to Pillow Academy, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Leflore County Humane Society or the charity of donor’s choice.
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