OBITUARY

Lee Roy Kimbrell

December 11, 1938January 3, 2019

Lee Roy Kimbrell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and brother-in-law passed away on January 3, 2019 in Baytown, Texas at the age of 80. He was born on December 11, 1938 in Leslie Arkansas to the union of Odus Kimbrell and Lou Vada Lance Kimbrell. Lee Roy is preceded in Death by his parents Odus & Lou Vada (Lance) Kimbrell; his sister Fleecy & Benson Fox; his brothers Eugene & Willowdean Kimbrell and J. D. Kimbrell; and infant son Odus James Kimbrell. Lee loved the Lord and was a born again Christian. He served as song director, pianist and deacon at Belmar Baptist Houston. In early adulthood, he was a pianist for a gospel group. He brought his family up to love the Lord as well. He co-owned a tire business with his brother Willis that they started in their teen aged years. In his early 40's he was called to become pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Gatesville, TX. Later, he was the pastor of a Baptist Church in La Marque, Tx. He suffered strokes early last year and was given no hope. God had other plans for him. He fully recovered and was able to walk, read his Bible and spend time with his family!! God gave us extra time to spend with our precious daddy. We will forever be grateful for that time. Daddy's journey here is over, but praise God, He has an eternity in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Lee is survived by wife: Patsy Ann Colquitt Kimbrell (Alvin TX); brother and sisters-in-law; Willis & Edith Kimbrell (Tomball TX), Mabel Kimbrell (Marshall AR); daughters & sons-in-law, De Ann & Martin Cooper (Baytown TX), Sherry & Richard (Skip) Suggs (College Station TX), Tawnya & Doug Davis (Burleson TX), Jana & Jerry Brown (Joshua TX); sons & daughters-in-law, Roy & Sharon Kimbrell (Burleson TX), Patrick & Lara Kimbrell (Groesbeck TX); grandchildren, Shaunna & James (Jay) Barrera, Randall & Rachel Cooper, Jon Davis Hamilton, Keirsten Hamilton, Jordan Hamilton, Elissa & Caesar Trujillo, Brannon & Shauna Suggs, Jonathon Kimbrell, Kayla Kimbrell, Cassidy Kimbrell, Kimberly & David Hayes, Stephanie Davis & Drew Bradshaw, Daniel & Isabella Davis, Mark & Shelby Davis, Lindsey Davis & Keith Cleary, Samuel Garret Alewine, Joshua Aaron Kimbrell, Madeline Kimbrell, Patrick Wayne Kimbrell Jr., Odus James Kimbrell, Chloe Opal Kimbrell, Ashleigh Brown & Derek Lampe, Kaitlynn Brown, Caleb Brown; great-grandchildren, Marty Cooper & Aubrey Cox, Jeulyenn (Julez) Barrera, Tyler & Kaden Cooper, Noah & Levi Suggs, Emberlee Grace Davis, Aurora Brown. The family will receive friends for visitation from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Madisonville Christian Fellowship, 3973 TX-21, Madisonville TX 77864 on Monday, January 7, 2019, with funeral service to begin at 12:00 pm. Pastor Lester Hutson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery located in the community of Mt. Tabor, Madisonville, TX. The honor to serve as pall bearer has been accepted by Randall Cooper, Jay Barrera, Daniel Davis, Mark Davis, Caleb Brown, & Jonathon Kimbrell. Serving as honorary pall bearers are Jon Davis Hamilton, Jordan Hamilton, Brannon Suggs, Caesar Trujillo, Samuel Garret Alewine, Joshua Aaron Kimbrell Jr, Keith Cleary, Drew Bradshaw & Derek Lampe.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Interment Monday, January 7, 2019
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Lee Roy Kimbrell

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Lila Kimbrell, Davis

January 9, 2019

I only met Lee Roy once in 1972, when I visited Houston Texas. Found him to be a very great man. He is my Dad ( Berry Kimbrell) only brothers son. My thought are with all the family. Much love to all.
Lila Kimbrell Davis
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Harlie Treat

January 7, 2019

Leroy was a kind, friendly, highly talented man. He blessed our services at Nubbin Hill Community (near Leslie, Arkansas) many times with his singing and playing the piano. Leroy was the only person I ever knew who could sing all the parts, soprano, alto, and bass, of "On the Jerico Road" and play the piano at the same time and do a superb job on all parts! Our world is a better place for his having lived in it. May God bless and comfort his family in this time of sorrow.

Sam Passmore

January 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Leroy's passing. He had such a sweet spirit and I will always relish the memories of our visits at the Fox house in Leslie. A prayer for family and loved ones ...

Nancy Smith

January 5, 2019

We were so glad to get to know Lee Roy. He was such a sweet Christian man and we feel for each of you who are part of his family. Prayers for each of you and may GOD bless and comfort you.
With love,
Nancy and Michael Smith

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Lee Roy Kimbrell, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and brother-in-law passed away on January 3, 2019 in Baytown, Texas at the age of 80. He was born on December 11, 1938 in Leslie Arkansas to the union of Odus Kimbrell and Lou Vada Lance Kimbrell.
Lee Roy is preceded in Death by his parents Odus & Lou Vada (Lance) Kimbrell; his sister Fleecy & Benson Fox; his brothers Eugene & Willowdean Kimbrell and J. D. Kimbrell; and infant son Odus James Kimbrell.
Lee loved the Lord and was a born again Christian. He served as song director, pianist and deacon at Belmar Baptist Houston. In early adulthood, he was a pianist for a gospel group. He brought his family up to love the Lord as well. He co-owned a tire business with his brother Willis that they started in their teen aged years. In his early 40's he was called to become pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Gatesville, TX. Later, he was the pastor of a Baptist Church in La Marque, Tx. He suffered strokes early last year and was given no hope. God had other plans for him. He fully recovered and was able to walk, read his Bible and spend time with his family!! God gave us extra time to spend with our precious daddy. We will forever be grateful for that time. Daddy's journey here is over, but praise God, He has an eternity in Heaven with his Lord and Savior.
Lee is survived by wife: Patsy Ann Colquitt Kimbrell (Alvin TX); brother and sisters-in-law; Willis & Edith Kimbrell (Tomball TX), Mabel Kimbrell (Marshall AR); daughters & sons-in-law, De Ann & Martin Cooper (Baytown TX), Sherry & Richard (Skip) Suggs (College Station TX), Tawnya & Doug Davis (Burleson TX), Jana & Jerry Brown (Joshua TX); sons & daughters-in-law, Roy & Sharon Kimbrell (Burleson TX), Patrick & Lara Kimbrell (Groesbeck TX); grandchildren, Shaunna & James (Jay) Barrera, Randall & Rachel Cooper, Jon Davis Hamilton, Keirsten Hamilton, Jordan Hamilton, Elissa & Caesar Trujillo, Brannon & Shauna Suggs, Jonathon Kimbrell, Kayla Kimbrell, Cassidy Kimbrell, Kimberly & David Hayes, Stephanie Davis & Drew Bradshaw, Daniel & Isabella Davis, Mark & Shelby Davis, Lindsey Davis & Keith Cleary, Samuel Garret Alewine, Joshua Aaron Kimbrell, Madeline Kimbrell,
Patrick Wayne Kimbrell Jr., Odus James Kimbrell, Chloe Opal Kimbrell, Ashleigh Brown & Derek Lampe, Kaitlynn Brown, Caleb Brown; great-grandchildren, Marty Cooper & Aubrey Cox, Jeulyenn (Julez) Barrera, Tyler & Kaden Cooper, Noah & Levi Suggs, Emberlee Grace Davis, Aurora Brown.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Madisonville Christian Fellowship, 3973 TX-21, Madisonville TX 77864 on Monday, January 7, 2019, with funeral service to begin at 12:00 pm. Pastor Lester Hutson officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Tabor Cemetery located in the community of Mt. Tabor, Madisonville, TX.
The honor to serve as pall bearer has been accepted by Randall Cooper, Jay Barrera, Daniel Davis, Mark Davis, Caleb Brown, & Jonathon Kimbrell. Serving as honorary pall bearers are Jon Davis Hamilton, Jordan Hamilton, Brannon Suggs, Caesar Trujillo, Samuel Garret Alewine, Joshua Aaron Kimbrell Jr, Keith Cleary, Drew Bradshaw & Derek Lampe.