Services were held Feb. 5 in Norfolk, Virginia for Jacob Lloyd Kimbro, warmly regarded and widely known in the tour and travel industry in the United States, especially in the New York City area. He passed away peacefully early on Feb. 1st in the care of his family and friends.
Born Dec. 5, 1965, Jay grew up in Norfolk, graduating from Norview High School and going on to receive his BFA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Upon graduating, Kimbro moved to New York City, where he embarked on a successful career in the live entertainment industry. His work spanned the globe, marketing and selling some of the world’s best attractions, including Spirit Cruises, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and other musicals for Disney Theatrical Productions, and, most recently, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil in New York and Las Vegas.
While Jay lived in New York for the last 35 years and became a true New Yorker, Norfolk, Virginia remained his home. Jay is survived by his mother, Carolyn, his sister, Charlotte, and his brother, John, all of Norfolk. Proceeded in death by his father, Willis Lloyd Kimbro.