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Bruce Kermit Kimsey

March 31, 1932 — January 27, 2024

Hiawassee

Bruce Kermit Kimsey, age 91 of Hiawassee, passed away at Union General Hospital after an extended illness. Bruce was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Esco and Bertha (Lowe) Kimsey on March 31, 1932 in Hiawassee, Georgia. He was of the Baptist faith. Bruce was in the United States Air Force from 1951 and released from active duty in June 1954 but continued in the Air Force Reserves until October 1959, completing his military service as an Airman 3rd Class. For his honorable service, Bruce was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Bruce went to North Georgia Trade School and received certification as an electrician and refrigerator repair which he put to use for over 40 years repairing refrigerators for restaurants and businesses all over north Georgia. He was elected and served for eight years as Towns County Clerk of Courts. After retiring he loved to golf and spend time with his family. 

Bruce is preceded in death by his parents, Esco and Bertha Kimsey; son, Marty Kimsey; and siblings, Lucille Kimsey Hedden and LE Kimsey Jr. He is survived by his wife of fifty eight years, Mrs. Beatrice Sanders Kimsey; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Rayford Garner, and Kim and Mark Shook; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Nancy Kimsey; grandchildren, Heather Garner, Austin Garner, Lauren Kimsey, Erik Kimsey, Isaiah Shook, and Sophia Shook; great-grandchildren, Ethan Freeman, Claire Kimsey and Tate Kimsey; and a host of extended family and friends. Bruce will be deeply missed. 


Visitation: Monday, January 29, 2024 4:00-7:00PM at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home 

Visitation: Tuesday, January 30. 2024 12:00-2:00PM at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home 

Funeral: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 2:00PM at Banister-Cooper Funeral Home with Rev Larry Hedden  

Interment: Lower Bell Creek Cemetery  

Pallbearers: Ray Garner, Austin Garner, Isaiah Shook, Erik Kimsey, Mike Woody and Lewis Kelley

Honorary Pallbearer: Charles Nicholson. 


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Monday, January 29, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Interment

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Lower Bell Creek Baptist Church

Hiawassee, GA

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