|Date of Birth
||: Nov. 04, 1954
|Date of Death
||: Aug. 02, 2013
|City of Residence
||: Beaumont, Texas.
|Funeral Home Name
||: Claybar Funeral Home
What is the definition of a great man?
On Friday, August 2, 2013 a truly great man slipped peacefully from this mortal coil surrounded by those that knew and loved him most. He was not a celebrity, nor did he achieve any sort of recognition or fame with the masses. He produced no revolutionary technology nor did he create any socially impactful programs. If you were not fortunate enough to be counted among his family, friends or loved ones you would likely have never heard his name.
But was he a great man?
What made him great?
He was a kind and loving husband that seldom raised his voice in anger. Equipped with an incredible dry sense of humor he is one of the few people in this world that could take on his wife, Rainy, and always make sure that they both came out the other end of any conflict with both as winners.
He was a gentle yet firm parent. His kids and grand-kids never had to wonder if they were important to him. That question likely never even entered their minds. He did not need to yell or threaten to influence them, instead he listened and shared and loved.
He was true to his friends - never forgetting who he really was and where he came from. Always willing to listen, lend a hand, tell a story, teach a lesson, and share a laugh.
Chuck Kimbrough will truly be missed, but he will also be remembered - and that with a smile.
Charles Hugh ├óÔéČ┼ôChuck├óÔéČ┬Ł Kimbrough 58 of Beaumont passed away on Friday August 2, 2013. Chuck was born in Beaumont TX to Rose and Collis Kimbrough. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years Rainy Kimbrough, daughter and son-in law Erin and Ben Purifoy, Grandsons Garrett and Colten Purifoy, and daughter and son-in-law Nellie and Colby Culver. He is also survived by three sisters and one brother and their husbands, Beverly and John Massey of Beaumont, Margie Bridges of San Antonio TX, Judy and Roy Irwin of Portland TX, Collis Kimbrough and Ken Bier of Wilton Manors FL.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home 1155 N. 11th St. Beaumont, TX with a memorial service to be held Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. also at the funeral home.
If you would like to honor the memory of Chuck Kimbrough please consider registering to be an organ donor.