Mackay D. Kimbrough of Allen, Pauls Valley, and Ada, Oklahoma passed away at Brookdale Memory Care in Oklahoma City, on December 6, 2018. He had just turned 80 years old; his date of birth was October 29,1938.
Mr. Kimbrough was a 1956 graduate of Allen High School and attended college at East Central University in Ada. Mack was the second of three sons born to A.K. and Lucinda Kimbrough, and thoroughly enjoyed his up-bringing within a large group of family and friends in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma. Mack was a loyal friend, a caring husband, and a larger-than-life father who lived a life full of challenges, heartache, and much joy.
He started his professional career in sales as a milkman in Tulsa. He ended his professional career as the District Manager of Oklahoma’s Southern Region for OG&E, serving that company for 35 years. Mack was a 1994 graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, a member of Governor Frank Keating’s Economic Development Team, and a multi-year top-sales award recipient of the State Chamber of Commerce’s Yearly Membership Drive. He was a volunteer for the United Way, a member of Rotary International, and active in organizing and raising funds for many Republican political campaigns, from 1968 to 2016.
Mack also took tremendous pride in his Chickasaw and Creek heritage. Along with his success in sales, Mack had a strong passion for raising Quarter Race Horses. He was a student of racehorse bloodlines and worked toward a life-long goal of producing a winner to the Ruiodoso All American Futurity. While he never won the big race, he did build a successful reputation as an Oklahoma horse breeder of many AAA stakes-winning champions.
Mack loved his family very much and spent his life trying to help others in any way that he could. He believed in the goodness of people and that anything was possible if you worked hard for it.
Mack was preceded in death by his wife, Ruthie; his parents, “Fred and Lucille,”; his older brother, Clint, and his younger brother, Stephen.
He is survived by his son and daughter, Samuel and Lacy.
Any posthumous memorial donations may be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project, Samaritan’s Purse, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mack was loved.