Jimmy Kimbrell

Obituary of Jimmy Ray Kimbrell

     Services for Jimmy Ray Kimbrell, 75, of Bullard, will be Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 10:00am in the Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home chapel, Overton, with Reverend Johnny Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Overton City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00am to 10:00am prior to the service. 

     Mr. Kimbrell passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 in Tyler. He was born May 10, 1943 in Carlisle to the late Earl and Minnie Pauline Kimbrell. He graduated from Kilgore High School in 1961 and attended Kilgore College. He had several careers in his life, from working in the oil fields, cooking in restaurants and most recently he was a home health aide in Tyler. He lived and worked in Tyler for over 2 decades until he retired in 2005 and was loved by many over the years. He was a colorful man who enjoyed plants, gardening and had a passion for all animals. His devotion to animals is a tribute to the beauty of his heart and soul. 

    Besides his parents, Jimmy is also preceded in death by his brothers, Bill Kimbrell, Leroy Kimbrell, Garland Eugene Kimbrell, and Richard Kimbrell. 

    Survivors include, a son and daughter-in-law, Kelly and Sherrie Kimbrell of Richardson; sister, Joeann Knight of Kilgore; best friend, Kelley Newman of Bullard; his beloved nephews, James Bradford Kimbrell of Conway, Arkansas, and Robert Scott Kimbrell of Mesa, Arizona; a granddaughter, Zoe and her husband Dan Gilman; as well as various other nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law all throughout East Texas and Colorado, whom he also loved dearly.