Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1943

Joe Kimbrough JOE D. KIMBROUGH, 94, died peacefully on Aug. 10, 2021 in Abilene, TX. Joe was born in Ranger, TX in 1926 to G.O. & Fannie Kimbrough. He graduated from Ranger High School in 1943 and attended LSU as a member of the U.S. Army Air Corp Reserve from 1944-1945 when he entered into active duty. He graduated in 1949 from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Pharmacy. He practiced pharmacy in Brady and San Angelo, TX before moving to Abilene. In 1953 he managed the Professional Pharmacy in the Professional building on North 19th across from Hendrick Hospital. In 1957 he and Ed Templeton formed a partnership, Templeton-Kimbrough Pharmacy, that would last 23 years until Ed's untimely death in 1980. In his later years Joe worked as a relief pharmacist in Abilene, Clyde, Merkel, and Haskell. He worked for over 50 years as a pharmacist and was a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association, the American Pharmacy Association, and the Big Country Pharmaceutical Association. He was a longtime member of the First Central Presbyterian Church, and served his community at BOBS (Breakfast on Beech St) and Meals on Wheels. Joe loved the outdoors, especially snow skiing, hiking, cycling, and golf. He was a loving husband to his wife Beverly of 30 years. He was a devoted and loving father to his children and step children, and a playful Grandaddy Joe to all of his grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, three sisters, his stepson Ralph, and stepdaughter Sharon. His sister was Juanita Kimbrough Warden (RHS-1937). Left to cherish his memory are his wife Beverly, his sons Kerry (Jill) Kimbrough of Austin, TX, Kyle (Marie Elise) Kimbrough of Corpus Christi, TX, and his daughter Kathy (Jimmy) Strong of Abilene. He also leaves behind his stepson Ron Pope, and stepdaughter Susan (Jon) Pate. His nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren will all miss him.