Archive for Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bonner grad remembered for service

December 13, 2012

John W. Kimbrough, Jr, not only served his family, but also his community and his country.

“His life represented a lifetime of depositing the love of God into everyone he touched,” his sister, Nina Kimbrough-Smith, said.

Kimbrough. 40, of Shawnee Mission, died Dec. 6, 2012.

He was born Nov. 14, 1972, to John W. Kimbrough, Sr. and Mary Hayden-Kimbrough in Kansas City, Kan. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1991 and Northwest Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in 1996. He received a masters in Divinity from the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 2004.

He became a member of the Armed Forces in 2010 as 1st Lieutentant Chaplain and was promoted to captain in the United States Army Reserves. For the past eight years, he also served as a hospice chaplain.

Survivors include his wife, Le Shea; one daughter, Joelle; mother, Mary; four sisters, Helene Royal, Nina Kimbrough-Smith, Johnetta Hinson, and Michele Kimbrough-Freese. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terr., Kansas City, Kan., following a visitation. Burial will follow Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements: Mrs JW Jones Memorial Chapel.

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