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Kimoth Howard Bilbrey

  • Birth 20 May 1910 Timothy, Overton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 30 Jun 1999 Christiana, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee, USA
  • Memorial ID 11025535

Son of George and Flora Howard Bilbrey.Husband of Bonnie (Huddelston) Bilbrey,married Nov. 1 1935. They had 2 Daughters, Margaret and Sophrona Bilbrey. Three Grandchildren.
Uncle Kimoth was a Tobacco farmer cattle farmer and he had a vegetable garden, that when aunt Bonnie cooked a dinner I confess I had to eat two plates full lol.

Kimoth Howard Bilbrey
Funeral services for Mr. Kimoth Howard Bilbrey, 89, of McMinnville and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 1999, from First Baptist Church in Livingston with Bro. Bill Bouldin officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Bilbrey, a farmer, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999, at NHC Healthcare in Murfrees-boro. Born May 20, 1910, in Over-ton County, he was the son of the late George W. and Flora Mae Howard Bilbrey.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Huddleston Bilbrey, McMinnville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sophrona Bilbrey, Old Hickory, and Margaret and Robert Conner Jr., Christiana; a brother, Delon Bilbrey, Old Hickory; three sisters, Velma Peterman, Mc-Minnville, Loverda Upton, Cookeville, and Volcal Cannon, Horse Shoe, NC; three grandchildren, David Conner, Murfreesboro, Kim Conner, McMinnville, and Dennis Conner, Beach Grove; and a great grandson, Jared Conner, Cookeville.
Pallbearers were Gary Bilbrey, Leon Bilbrey, Dewey Bilbrey, Randal Peterman, Dennis Conner, Lyndal Davis, and David Conner. Honorary pallbearer was Jared Conner.


A very Big Thankyou to Tracy for putting the pic of Kimoths Headstone in his interment here

It's something that happened so quickly!
Like a great rushing wind I can't see,
Strong arms are holding me close now
As they gently pull and guide me.
But there's something that tells me to go,
There's a longing that tells me to stay.
Then a voice says, "Don't look back, I am with you,"
Now I know that I have to obey.

As I start to see things all around me,
I notice a great shining light.
Our pathway is guarded by ---ANGELS!
Shining bright on the left and the right!
Somehow this place seems familiar,
Almost like I've been here before!
Then all at once I am standing
In front of a big golden door!

On the right is a man at an altar,
With a really big book in His hand!
He's smiling and says, "Great to see you!
Well done, you can come right on in!"
Then it hit me! I haven't been dreaming!
This is real! This is really "THE GATE!"
Then it opened and the "arms" led me onward.
I'm going to see Jesus, I can't wait!

When I look at the light, it is brilliant,
There is Jesus right there on His throne!
Then I fall at His feet, and He lifts me up!
Says, "You're healed now, my child! Welcome home!!
Your family is waiting to see you,
Your friends want to welcome you, too.
You can see your new home here in Heaven!
It's all out there waiting for you!"

"I know you're concerned for your family,
The guilt that you feel deep inside,
For leaving them all so abruptly,
With no chance of saying, 'Goodbye.'
There's no sorrow or grieving in Heaven,
And so with a touch of My hand,
All your memories will be nothing but good ones.
I'll make sure they are nothing but grand!"

"Since I brought you here without warning,
If there's something that you'd like to say,
You can tell their guardian angel,
And he'll give them your message today.
He can't talk to them directly,
He'll just impress what you say in their hearts.
It will help give them peace and contentment,
Give them strength while you are apart."


My Message to You

If I could tell you just one thing to ease your heartache,
If I could hold you one more time to ease the pain,
I would take you in my arms and say, "I love you!
Goodbye 'til we're together again!"



  • Created by: Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
  • Added: 25 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11025535
  • Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kimoth Howard Bilbrey (20 May 1910–30 Jun 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11025535, citing Good Hope Cemetery, Livingston, Overton County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey (contributor 46788599) .