Acy T. Kimbro, age 88, of Miami, Okla., passed away at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.

Acy was born Dec. 11, 1921, at Wirt, Carter County, Okla. He was the son of the late Acy Kimbro and Flossie (Brassfield) Kimbro. His sister, Flora Kimbro Johnson passed away in 1983; his sister, Shirley Ann Kimbro Reinhart passed away in 2006, and his brother, Louie Donald Kimbro passed away in 2007.

He married Ruth “Dean” (Stauss) Kimbro on Feb. 1, 1941, at Eufaula, McIntosh County, Okla. To this union two children were born, Phyllis (Kimbro) Cata of Joplin, Mo., and longtime friend, Ronnie Hollaway, and John A. Kimbro and wife Dianna Kimbro of Miami, Okla. He is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Starr of Towanda, Kan., and Sally Jean Kimbro of Bixby, Okla.

He had five grandchildren, Barbara McKnight Bareng and husband Dominie Bareng of Honolulu, Hawaii; Glenn McKnight and wife Deborah Overstreet McKnight of Serepta, La., Steve McKnight of Monroe, La.; William Acy McKnight and wife Sabrina McKnight of Neosho, Mo., and Shanna E. Kimbro Nordby and friend, Ron McDaniel.

Great-grandchildren were Christopher Bareng and Lindsey Bareng, Nikki McKnight Wages, Cody McKnight, Crystal McKnight, Brandy McKnight, Steve Dewayne McKnight Jr., William Acy Kimbro McKnight, Miranda McKnight, Raven McKnight, Emulee Ruth Nordby, Catherine Elizabeth Hutchison, Henry Torres and James Chapman.

Acy had five great-great-grandchildren of Louisiana.

Acy graduated high school from Eufaula, Okla., and from Electronic College in Kentucky in 1954.

He joined the U.S. Army on Sept. 22, 1944. He was a World War II veteran and honorably discharged Nov. 3, 1945. He was a private in the U.S. Army and served as Military Police during World War II at Tulsa, Okla., and Tyler, Texas, then served in Germany and France as a Military Police Officer for Headquarters Company. He was also a replacement for the 106th Infantry Division. He received the EMAE Theater Ribbon and Victory Medal of World War II.

He worked at B.F. Goodrich Plant at Miami, Okla., for 36 years.

Acy’s love for music and his guitar and piano were a big part of his life, his love for his family and friends was never ending.

They will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Paul Thomas Family Center.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Barker officiating. Interment will be in Glen Abby Memorial Gardens in Miami, Okla.

Pallbearers and military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 147 Funeral Detail. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyson Keith and Ron McDaniels.

Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at

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