Harold Kimsey, age 90 of Hiawassee, Georgia passed away on July 11, 2015 after a period of declining health. He was born to the late Buford Marvin Kimsey and Roxie (Youngblood) Kimsey on April 13, 1925 in Hiawassee, Georgia.
Harold was a member of McConnell Memorial Baptist Church. He was a WWII veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Orine Osborn Kimsey; one brother, Carl Kimsey and sister, Bessie Kimsey Arrowood.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Lanier Payne of Blairsville, Georgia; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Marilyn Kimsey of Hiawassee, Georgia; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Randy Robinson of LaFayette, Georgia; six grandchildren, Brian Kimsey, Jason Kimsey, Eric Payne, Beth Kimsey Rouse, Benjamin Robinson and Emily Robinson Taylor; 11 great grandchildren also survive.
Also surviving are one sister, Jessie Mae Kimsey Hyatt of Young Harris, Georgia; brothers, Homer Kimsey of Hiawassee, Georgia and Steve Kimsey of Blairsville, Georgia.
Funeral services for Harold were held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM from McConnell Memorial Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Rouse officiating. The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 6-8PM.
Interment was held in Osborn cemetery. Pallbearers were Brian Kimsey, Jason Kimsey, Eric Payne, Ben Robinson, Reggie Kimsey, and Gene Youngblood. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hyatt, Danny Hyatt and Tyler DiNatale. Banister Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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