Jimmy Kimbrell, age 75, of Dowelltown, TN passed from this life to his heavenly home on January 11, 2020.
Jimmy was born on September 12, 1944 in Lawrenceburg, TN to the late Lawrence and Maggie Kimbrell and grew up in the Iron City community. He graduated from Loretto High School in 1962. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve for six years and worked at TRW in Lebanon for many years where he later retired.
“Pop” Jimmy taught us to put God first – always, love, be kind and to always find the humor in everything. The glass is always half full and these things that occur in this life are all “part of the journey.”
He was a faithful member of Dry Creek Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, Sunday School teacher and choir member. Throughout the years, he also served on various committees within the church, and for many years was in charge of managing the food services for the Wednesday night meals. He dearly loved his family, church family and friends.
He leaves with cherished memories a host of fishing and traveling companions
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Woodrow and Louise Frazier; brothers-in-law: John Larry and Joe Ronald “Ronnie” Frazier; his sister-in-law: Billie Ann Frazier; his nephew: Ronald Frazier: and great-nephew: Ryan Frazier.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years: Judy Frazier Kimbrell; his daughter: Monica (David) Reynolds; grandchildren: Levi and Molly Reynolds; his sister: Judy Ann (Steve) Beard; sisters-in-law: Peggy (Carroll) Thomas, Deborah (Wayne “Buddy”) Fuson, Kathy (Ricky) Hendrix, Lisa (Jerald) Cripps, Rita Fuson-Frazier; several aunts, nieces, nephews and great nieces; special great-nieces: Elizabeth and Olivia Miller; great-nephews; and cousins.
The family would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the many visitors over the past few months and Avalon Hospice personnel for their compassionate and professional care.
Funeral services for Jimmy Kimbrell were conducted at Dry Creek Baptist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 with Bro. Donald Owens officiating. Burial followed at Frazier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requests memorials be made to Dry Creek Baptist Church children’s music program or Gideon’s International. Dekalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.