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George Kim

March 2, 1973 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 48)

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Munirak George Kim, 48, of Abilene passed away Saturday, December 25, 2021, in Abilene. A funeral service will be held Monday, January 3, 2022, at 3:00 PM in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 US HWY 277 S., Abilene, TX. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Elmwood Funeral Home.

Munirak George Kim was born on March 2, 1973. Many knew him as "Uncle George" or "Brother George". George is Abilene's Donut King and made all who walked through his doors feel like family. He is the second youngest of 9 siblings and is survived by his wife (Sokol), daughter (Kareena), son (Daniel), five sisters (Throp Kim, Puch Kim, Setha Dam, Sophy Kim, and Sothy Loeung), three brothers (Munireath Kim, Anthony Kim, and Tommy Kim), mother (Maly Hang), and of course, all whom he considered family.

George and his family escaped the Khmer Rouge in 1979 seeking refuge in Thailand. In 1981, they moved to another refugee camp in the Philippines before immigrating to the United States later that year. They initially resided in Eastland, Texas where many Cambodian families took refuge. The Kim Family moved to Pomona, California where they started the donut journey. George completed high school in Pomona at Garey High School before continuing his education at California State Polytechnic University. During his educational career, he continued to support the family's donut businesses until he ventured out with two of his friends. The three started their own shop called MBA (Moon, Boon, and Andy) Donuts. In the Summer of 2000, his sister Setha and brother Anthony convinced him to shut down his donut shop and move to Abilene. This was the catalyst and starting point behind the AM Donut legacy of Abilene. With two new business partners, he opened AM Donuts #1 on November 24, 2000. Since then, his siblings moved to Abilene and opened other AM Donuts. He also opened a restaurant (A Taste of Asia) where he made more friends and shared his love for food.

George was known for his gatherings, from holiday parties, to Elvis Night, and even Bollywood Night. Any reason George could find to bring people together, he was fully committed. George and his wife opened AM Donuts #3 on Grape St., where he added his love for food as he introduced "Pho Night". George will forever be remembered for his kindness, love for his family & friends, openness, and loyalty.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
January 2, 2022

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Funeral Home Chapel
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX 79606

Funeral Service
Monday
January 3, 2022

3:00 PM
Funeral Home Chapel
5750 Hwy 277 South
Abilene, TX 79606

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