Leroy Kimmons (1944-2009)

Obituary published by Navarro County:

Leroy C. “Lee II” Kimmons, departed this life and entered the eternal home, on October 20, 2009, in Kearney, Nebraska at the age of 65 years. Leroy was born May 5, 1944, in Altadena, California, to Lee I and Alta (McDaniel) Kimmons.

On May 20, 1989, he married Janice Vance in Rockwall, Texas.

Survivors are his wife Janice Kimmons of Kearney, Nebraska; stepson, John Austin of Kearney, Nebraska; stepdaughter, Traci Austin of Nacogdoches, Texas; his mother Alta Kimmons of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother, Max of Sunnyvale, California; sister, Linda Kimmons Wulff of Cincinnati, Ohio; and a host of friends and relatives.

Leroy grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and received his bachelor of arts degree from Wheaton College in Chicago, Illinois. He received his master of arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and his doctorate from Florida State University.

Leroy and Janice lived in Lincoln, where he was employed as a professor of marriage and family therapy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska. They also lived in Hawaii where he was employed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii. After retirement, they lived in Massachusetts and Alabama.

He attended First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church in Kearney, Nebraska. His hobbies included worldwide travel, photography, movies and films, coffee, and conversation. Leroy never met a stranger and had many friends across the United States and Europe.

Leroy was welcomed into The Heavenly Home by his father, Lee Kimmons and brother-in-law, Steven Wulff.

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