James "Jim" Kimmel, 88, of Owensboro, passed away March 25, 2022, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born January 18, 1934, to the late Ted and Katherine Kimmel. Jim was known to most as "the Cokeman," because he worked for Coca-Cola for 25 years then became a self-employed truck driver. Later he enjoyed delivering for Flowers By Paul, which gave him great joy being able to greet people with a smile and a wink. Jim's favorite past time was dancing and dressing snazzy.
He was preceded in death by his beautiful wife of 68 years, JoAnn Kimmel on February 6, 2022, and his oldest son, Jeffrey Kimmel on January 10, 2022.
Jim is survived by daughters; Cheryl Kimmel, Sandra (Darrell) Jones, and Karen (Tony) Jones; his daughter-in-law, Sharon Kimmel; his sons, Jimmy (Stacy) Kimmel and Greg Kimmel; his grandchildren, Craig (Jensen) Kimmel, Kalyn Jones, Landan Jones, Hunter Jones, Chance Jones, Chase (Kristen) Kimmel, Alex (Shelby) Kimmel, Lindsey Kimmel, McKenzie Kimmel, and Chad (Mandy) Moss; along with several great-grandchildren; and his siblings; Faye (Fred) Whalen and Linda (Bob) Gardner.
The funeral Mass will be 11am Tuesday at Immaculate Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 9am at the church. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. Care by Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the family of James Kimmel, c/o Darrell Jones, 900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and messages of condolence for the family of Jim Kimmel may be offered online at www.glenncares.com.