Sept. 16, 1956 – Sept. 12, 2021
Edward Lynn Kimbro, 65, of Greenville, died Sept. 12, 2021. He was born on Sept. 16, 1956 in Andalusia. The graveside service was held at First Free Will Baptist Church, 5892 Leon Tower Rd., Dozier, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. with Brother Aaron Miller officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing.
Kimbro was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald Gray and Madonna (Compton) Kimbro of Dozier; and brother, Glenn Kimbro of Dozier.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah (Raybon); children, Justin (Katey) of Greenville and Digger (Tiffany) of Troy; grandchildren, Braxton Kimbro of Greenville, Kelan Kimbro of Greenville, Charlotte ‘Charley’ Kimbro of Troy, and Chapman Kimbro of Greenville; siblings, Joan (J.D.) Stinson of Wilsonville, Sue Ann Kimbro of Wilsonville, Ray (Nanetta) Kimbro of McAlpin, Fla., and Myra Kimbro of Columbiana; and many nieces and nephews.
Kimbro worked as a butcher and loved cutting a good piece of meat. He worked until his body wouldn’t allow it. He talked about how his customers in Camden loved his sausage that he couldn’t make it fast enough.
Kimbro, in his younger years, could be found on any little league field coaching his sons in baseball on up to their teenage years. There are many now adult ball players that admired his coaching and love for the game. Once his grandchildren came along and were old enough to hold a ball, he was throwing balls with them and helping coach their little league teams.
He also loved Alabama football, his family made sure his last Saturday on this Earth that the Alabama game was playing in his hospital room.
The family request no flowers but instead memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation in his name.
Kimbro loved sports and his job, but he loved his family even more.