Kimbro, David R.

October 31, 1951 - May 21, 2020

David Russell Kimbro, 68, passed away too soon on May 21, 2020, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, after battling acute myeloid leukemia.

Dave was born Oct. 31, 1951, to Kenneth “Russ” and Dorothy “Dot” Kimbro in Greybull, Wyoming. His family homesteaded and raised cattle in Beaver Creek in the Big Horn Mountains, where he attended school in a one room schoolhouse. The family then sold the ranch moving off the mountain to Greybull, WY where he and his younger sister Pamela (Richardson) were raised. Dave graduated from Greybull High School in 1970 and went on to Casper College where he met his wife Rebecca McCullough.

After Casper College, Dave got a job — by chance — near Casper, Wyoming with CE Natco, which led to a lifelong career in the oil and gas chemical industry.

Dave’s work then took him and Becky to Cody, Wyoming, where they started a family. He soon took a position with Exxon which led the family to Alaska, California and Houston, where the family settled in Kingwood. Dave decided to try something new and bought a small oilfield tool supply company which he and Becky ran from 1996-2001. Following that, he was able to travel the world from the Great Sphinx of Giza to Kuala Lampur while working for Weatherford, Lubrizol and JACAM.

Dave was an avid, lifelong golfer; he almost always refused to ride in a golf cart. He remained in close contact with his former classmates until the end. He enjoyed traveling back to his hometown for fly-fishing, visiting friends, relatives or just “piddling” around the Big Horn Mountains.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Becky; sons Geoffrey (Laura) and Bryan (Jennifer) and their daughter Alyson Stevens (Lee); and grandchildren Randal “Mack” Stevens, Penelope Kimbro and Layla Kimbro, who he loved and cherished very much; sister Pamela Richardson (Rod); two nieces, Andrea Nielsen (Bret) and Danielle Mitchell (Justin) and their children, and mother-in-law Susan McCullough Smylie. He will be greatly missed by his extended family members, friends and his golfing buddies.

Due to the circumstances of Covid 19, the family will have a memorial service at a later date in Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to patient assistance at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which can be found here https://gifts.mdanderson.org.

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25 replies on “Kimbro, David R.”

Dave Walton says:

A good friend who always remembered his roots! He will be missed! Our best to all his family! .

Connie Swift says:

My deepest sympathy is with all of the Kimbro family. Dave was a kind and wonderful man. Sally , of course knew him the most in our family, and thought the world of him. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Connie Swift

Tony LaRosa says:

I lost a dear friend of 28 years. He was the brother I wish I had. Many rounds of golf, thousands miles and thousands of hours on the road and on the streams were some of the happiest times in my life and spent with the most decent man I ever knew. God broke the mold after he made Dave Kimbro. I will miss him terribly.

Dan Lindner says:

My deepest condolences. Dave and I developed a closer friendship while rooming together at Pebble Beach. We enjoyed each other’s company and got off by ourselves on a couple of occasions to drink wine, smoke cigars, and just hang out. I will always remember him as a good friend who I enjoyed spending time with very much. I never heard him speak badly of anyone and I never heard him complain about all the pain he must have experienced.

Bill Montgomery says:

It has been a delight getting to know Dave more each week as we played golf in “the group”. Dave was always a gentleman and I loved his gentle soul. He will be missed and Bonnie and I hope his family can find peace as you celebrate his life.

Susan Scott says:

Oh dear friend how we will miss you here in Wyoming. So hard to see you go. To your family I think it is obvious how much we loved Dave as our classmates have shown! Get togethers won’t be the same without. To your family sending much love and prayers as you move on without him.

Jerry Gebhart says:

My condolences to all of Dave’s family. We lost him way too soon. A great guy who will be missed.

Gary and Mary Mouser says:

Our deepest sympathy is with the Kimbro family. He was a good neighbor who always had a smile on his face and was willing to help. He will be sorely missed.

MaryNell Patterson says:

Becky and family, I am deeply saddened to hear of losing Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Please remember, you are loved. ♥️

Clint Preston says:

Dave was a dear friend for 60 years. It seems now the 60 years passed too quickly. All my memories are of good times and many laughs. It was my good fortune to count Dave as a friend. We all miss him already.
Clint

Francie Weekes says:

We pray for Dave’s family that they may be comforted. We will miss our gathering together in Greybull when he came to visit. He was a good friend. I admired him for the time and love he extended to his widowed mother. He knew the importance of family and friends and took time for all of us.

Billy and Kimberly says:

We are so sorry for your your loss. I have never forgotten when David sang to you at your wedding in Hagerman. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Janet Gebhart Johnson says:

What a great guy he was. He will be missed

Rick Kenyon says:

Will miss my childhood friend- rest in peace.

David Ewen says:

I knew Dave my whole life, and considered him my first friend outside of family. Our parents were friends all their lives, having all lived on Beaver Creek from pioneer days. Dave was always a gentleman and a good friend, that we all looked up to. Our heartfelt prayers, condolences, and love, to Pam, and to Becky and family.

Dorla Stoddard Herrod says:

Sending warm thoughts and prayers. My mom and dad bought the Kimbro Ranch at Shell..I have always been so thankful for our Wyoming roots.
Thinking of your family.🙏🏻

Phyllis Riley says:

May David RIP. Condolences to his family

Dave Williamson says:

Condolences to all of Dave’s family. He will be missed by many.

Cheryl (Good) Dalin says:

Sending my deepest sympathy to Dave’s loved ones. I grew up with him in Greybull, WY. Cheryl (Good)Dalin

Jon Roberts says:

It is hard to hear about the loss of another class mate fo the of 1970. My deepest condolences. Dave has lived up to the class Moto “ Veni Vidi Vici”. Thank you for all the memories through school and the reunions. You will be missed.

Leslie Rush says:

Dear Becky and family,We are so sorry for your loss. We have known you and Dave for 40 years, at least. We are deeply saddened for you and your family.

Curtis Koehn says:

Hi Becky,
Dave was my Exxon Chemical salesman at Raccoon Bend Field. He provided the means for my career change that ended up being the best opportunity of my life. I consider him a true friend and am so sorry for his passing.
I am thinking and praying for you and your family.
Curtis

Marla Jordan says:

My deepest condolences to all of Dave’s family. RIP Dave from a fellow 70’s classmate.

Trevor Anderson says:

I worked with Dave through a vendor/customer relationship for the past 7-8 years. I always looked forward to seeing him in visits or at conferences. He was truly a good person who cared about the important things in life and not just about work. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed in the industry.

Debbie Davis Robbins says:

Becky, Pam, and families: I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Dave was my cousin that I wish I knew better. My deepest condolences

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