On June 16, 1960, a beautiful healthy baby boy named Kimmie was born to Eugene Lewis and Jerline Spiller in Blytheville, Arkansas. Kimmie grew up in Blytheville, Arkansas where his love for family, friends, food, and basketball all began.
Kimmie graduated with the Class of “79 from Blytheville High School, Home of the Chickasaws. He was very proud to be a part of this class. While learning, he loved playing basketball. In 1979, he helped lead the Varsity Boys Basketball Team to a State Championship. He was known as “Dr. K”. After he graduated, he attended a local community college, Arkansas Northeastern College in Blytheville, Arkansas to further his education.
Later, he decided to serve his country by joining the United States Army in May of 1981. He enjoyed a long and successful military career as a Medic Specialist. He served Overseas as well as in the States. He received many Honors and Awards during his active duty. In 2014, after working in various places of employment, he retired deeming himself an Official Retired Veteran. He would proudly let everyone know this.
During his military career, he was blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kenyatta and Tanaja, who he shared with former spouse, Veronica Spiller. He was also blessed to have two handsome sons, Kevin Weatherall and Kamar McClendon. He loved his children. He even gained several bonus children: Jacqueline Toney, Sgt. Garrett Toney, Cordarry Toney, Lucinta Toney, Dontre Toney, and John Toney, Jr. They called him “Pops”. September 3, 2016, Kimmie married Felicia Crutchfield. They loved to travel and enjoyed life together. In this union, he gained several more bonus children: Jamia Jones, Jamice Jones and Joshua Jones, whom he loved. They enjoyed calling him, “Mr. Doc”. He remained happily married to Felicia until his passing.
Kimmie Spiller, 58, peacefully departed this life on September 15, 2018 at his home in Kansas City, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Lewis, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Weaver, and his maternal grandparents, Johni and Captoria Spiller.
Kimmie Spiller leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Felicia Spiller of the home; his mother, Jerline Spiller of Blytheville, Arkansas; his sons: Kevin Weatherall (Shashuna) of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kamar McClendon of Los Angeles, California; his daughters, Kenyatta Spiller and Tanaja Spiller, both of Huntsville, Alabama; bonus children: Jamia Jones, Jamice Jones, and Joshua Jones of Kansas City, Missouri, Jacqueline Toney, Sgt. Garrett Toney, Cordarry Toney, Lucinta Toney, Dontre Toney, and John Toney, Jr. all of West Helena, Arkansas; six siblings: Karon Spiller (Keith) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Geno Spiller (Jeanette), Daphnie Spiller-Fair (Billy), Rosla Spiller and Nina Spiller all of Blytheville, Arkansas; other siblings; grandchildren: Kayla Jefferson, Kevion Weatherall, and Kyrielle Weatherall all of Atlanta, Georgia; nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service for Kimmie Spiller will be held Saturday, September 29, 1:00 p.m. at the McDonald-Horne Funeral Home, 1207 South Division Street, Blytheville, Arkansas.
Interment, Gethsemane Cemetery, Blytheville, Arkansas.