Obituaries » Michael Alexander Kimbrough
January 21, 1948 - June 27, 2018
Burial Date: July 2, 2018
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Marshall St.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. The Kimbrough family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the church parlor. Reverend Greg Davis will officiate the service at noon.
Michael Alexander Kimbrough, 70, died at home on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 due to a rare lung condition. A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. The Kimbrough family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in the church parlor. Reverend Greg Davis will officiate the service at noon.
Michael was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and moved to Lafayette, Louisiana, when he was nine years old. He graduated from Lafayette High School and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (ULL), graduating with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He was an active member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Michael married his college sweetheart and served in the United States Navy. As a Lieutenant, he participated in the evacuation of refugees from Vietnam as the Navigator of the USS Durham. Later, he moved to Beaumont, Texas, to establish his own business. His family relocated to Shreveport where he worked in fire protection, quality assurance, and most recently in engineering as an independent contractor.
Michael is preceded in death by his parents W. Bradley Kimbrough and Nell Ashley Kimbrough of Lafayette, his brothers W. Bradley Kimbrough, Jr. of Baton Rouge and Stephen C. Kimbrough of Lafayette. Also preceding him are in-laws, Oree and Doris Marsalis of Shreveport, sister-in-law Valerie M. Cox of Lafayette, and brother-in-law David Duncan of Shreveport.
He is survived by his wife of forty-four years, Pamela Marsalis Kimbrough of Shreveport, LA; son, Matthew Kimbrough and his wife, Joanne of Bournemouth, England, and her children, Bradley and Lauren; and daughter, Valerie Kimbrough of Athens, Georgia. Additional survivors include three sisters and their families: Nell K. Schneider (Jack), Karolyn K. Broussard (Stephen), and Elizabeth K. Norwood (Noel); sisters-in-law Pam F. Kimbrough, Kathleen Kimbrough, and Debbie M. Duncan; nieces Hilary Duncan (godchild), Elise K. Routier (godchild), and Meredith Duncan; other extended family; and his loyal lap dog and good friend, Missy.
He was an avid outdoorsman and especially loved hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends at the camp named the “Funny Farm.” He loved to cook, whether for a holiday meal, a pot of gumbo for Mardi Gras parade day, or barbecuing with friends.
The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Robert Holladay, Dr. Robert Walter, Dr. John Bienvenu, Dr. Aaron Broadwell and Dr. Diana Merendino for their kind and compassionate care. The family is also grateful for the care provided by the wonderful staff at LSU Health Cardiopulmonary Department and STAT Home Health.
Serving as honorary pallbearers are: Stephen ‘Bruce’ Broussard, Stephen Paul Broussard II, Bill Bynum, Kris Cox, Ricky Edgerton, Chris Evans, Carter Kimbrough, Rick Kimbrough, W. Bradley Kimbrough III, Paul Knobloch, Bill Mitchell, Dennis Murray, Sandy Richardson, Mark Tolson, Ben Watson, and Ted Wile.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Michael’s memory to: Boy Scouts of America Norwela Council, 3508 Beverly Place, Shreveport, LA 71104; Broadmoor United Methodist Church UMY Missions, 3715 Youree Drive, Shreveport, LA 71105; Elks Lodge 122 Scholarship Fund, 310 E. Preston, Shreveport, LA 71105; LSU Health Sciences Foundation, SAHP/Children’s Center, 920 Pierremont Road, Ste. 506, Shreveport, LA 71106-9974; or the charity of the donor’s choice.