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Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

Kingsley J. Wimbush

December 5, 1944March 10, 2013

Kingsley J Wimbush, beloved Husband, Father, Friend, and Counselor passed on 3/10/13 in Colorado Springs at 1:33 am after a brief illness. Born near Perth Australia on 12/5/44, Kingsley was the second son out of four boys born to Eileen and Clifford Wimbush. All his life Kingsley pursued knowledge, truth, and business. Kingsley was a self-taught man, teaching himself English, grammar, mathematics, and history as a young man and later computer programming, web design, and all Microsoft programs. His pursuit of truth led Kingsley down several paths. From the age of fifteen until he was thirty-eight, Kingsley was involved with the Church of Scientology. Through dedication and hard work, Kingsley was the head of two branches of the Church of Scientology at his dismissal. Later Kingsley discovered Christianity and applied Christian principles in all his affairs (both personal and professional). Kingsley always had an entrepreneurial spirit--from a young age of raising rabbits for profit, to starting his own "handy man" business as a teenager, to creating his own consulting business as a young man. Kingsley combined his search for truth with his interest in business improvement by developing his own pre-employment assessment testing service (Wimbush & Associates). Kingsley's testing and consulting services influenced business owners around the world into becoming more effective leaders. During his last few years, Kingsley influenced church leaders by applying business principles to the Christian environment. In addition to his business interests, Kingsley had various hobbies: traveling, chess (beating several software programs), golf enthusiast (shooting a round of 78 once), monitoring weather and stock market trends, and growing fruit trees. Kingsley is survived by his wife Vicki, son Fletcher (his wife Rocio) of Brea, CA, step-son Michael Littlefield of Colorado Springs, CO and his Australian family--two brothers (Bernie and Doug), five nieces, and one nephew. Kingsley had an influence on a wide assortment of people and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Kingsley's Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Swan-Law Funeral Directors, 501 N Cascade Colorado Springs, CO starting at 10 am on 3/23/13. Donations (in his name) in lieu of flowers can be sent to Red Rock Church (Building Fund) 320 W Filmore St #110 Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Condolences can be posted at www.Swan-law.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

  • Reception

    Saturday, March 23, 2013

Memories

Kingsley J. Wimbush

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March 23, 2013

Dear Vicki; Julie and I will always cherish the visit, when you and Kingsley stayed a few days. I remember Kingsley saying he never liked gravy; then Julie made some of her best and he had a change of heart. I met Kingsley in Northern California at a difficult period with my own business. He helped me through this period and has always been involved with every subsequent company. He was a confidant, a mentor and most of all a great friend. I will always miss him and I give you all my condolences. Knowing that he found Christ before he left this earth is of great confort for Julie and myself.

May God bless you

Ronn Page

Coralie + Joe Burgess

March 22, 2013

To Vicki and Michael and Fletcher, Please accept our condolences for Kingsley being gone too soon. The loss is felt by many. Some will meet Fletcher Wimbush at the Memorial. He is the son Kingsley and I (his first wife) had in 1982. Kingsley was an enthusiastic man. When Fletcher finally slipped out into this world the first thing Kingsley said was, "Are you ready to have another?" Easy for him to say! It's such a great Kingsley moment and it illustrates how enthusiastic a father Kingsley was. Kingsley was always on my side, too, even when it wasn't what he wanted. We remained friends, for which I will always be grateful.

NL Barnes

March 22, 2013

Our company worked with Kingsley and I thought he was incredibly wise. I appreciated his kind, gentle manner as well as the easy to follow analytics he shared from the testing. While trying to convince myself and Kingsley to consider someone who performed poorly on the test, he once told me, “don't bank on the 5%” and I thought that was some of the best business advice I had ever received.
My heart aches for everyone who loved Kingsley. I can imagine he leaves wonderful memories but a very big hole.
May God's presence surround you now and in the coming days.

Martha Happ

March 19, 2013

I only knew Kingsley through knowing Vicki. Through her eyes I saw all the emotions one married for many years carries in their hearts. Through her voice I heard laughter, great travels and a love for Christ a yearning for learning few experience.
May God keep you all close to His heart. May you see each other in time.

Paul Reichart

March 19, 2013

Kingsley was a huge advocate for Red Rock Church! He gave his life to the mission of our church. He came alongside me as a coach, mentor and friend. We met weekly for about a year. During that time I had the privilege to get to know him well. One time we read a chapter out of the Proverbs every day for a month and we would text one insight to one another. He was a man of character and diligence. I will miss him.

John Greenway

March 19, 2013

My wife and I own a Servpro business in Knoxville, TN. We utilized Kingsley's assessment services for four years. Kingsley was amazing in that he coached us and took the time, somtimes day or night to help us choose the best candidates for our company. Kingsley has helped us hire quaility, good character people and this has changed our company. In essence through his work, Kingsley has sown good seeds into our business and into the lives of people we have hired - we have been forever changed. Kingsley will be sadly missed, both as a mentor and as someone I never met, two time zones away..as a friend.

Rhonda Hinrichs

March 18, 2013

Kingsley was a very bright man who loved his family, was passionate about his work, and gave all he could whenever he could to help people and organizations propel forward. It was a pleasure serving alongside Kingsley for the past 2 years at Red Rock Church. I am grateful for his endless generosity. To his family, thank you for allowing me a few precious moments with him before he passed.

Glenn and Betsy Harrison

March 18, 2013

We have known Kingsley and Vicki for 5 1/2 years and are grateful to God for their friendship. Kingsley had a real heart to disciple men in how to walk with Jesus, and it was thrilling to see Kingsley not only accomplish discipling others but also grow in his own walk with Jesus. Kingsley worked diligently at improving his business. Even while he was in the hospital, he was busy at his computer. He also worked hard at being a good husband and father. We will greatly miss him. Sincerely, Glenn and Betsy Harrison

Guy Strickland

March 18, 2013

I had the privilege of knowing Kingsley only for a short time. During that time he was always ready to encourage and support. I so appreciate the insight and Wisdom Kingsley was always willing to share.

Michelle Samlaska

March 18, 2013

Uncle Kingsley will be greatly missed by many. He was a wonderful husband and companion to my Aunt, he provided my cousin with encouraging opportunites, and a friend to many. He was always happy every time I saw him. I was fortunate to get to share some happy times with him. He made me laugh, talked to me with ease and hugged me with much care. I know he is in a good place now without pain and we will always have the memories but he will still be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY

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