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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Obituary - Carol Dean Kimbrough

Carol Dean Kimbrough, age 82 of Drexel, Missouri passed away Monday, October 18, 2021 at his home in Drexel. A visitation will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Mullinax Funeral Home, Drexel Chapel (816-657-4400). 

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Saturday, also at the chapel. Cremation will follow the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stark City Church of Christ. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Carol was born on December 14, 1938 in Stella, Missouri, the son of Onal Thurston Kimbrough and Margie May Kim-brough. Carol grew up in the country with six siblings in Southern Missouri. He had very strong men that he grew up around. That helped him to understand hard work and what it took to succeed in whatever he was doing. This is where he probably got his determination and drive to be a successful business man, and to be successful in the race horse busi-ness. During his childhood growing up his mom especially influenced his strong values, where the men around him in-stilled hard work, and determination, and an extensive vocabulary which sent Carol to the principal on his very first day of school.

Carol married his lifelong partner Frankie Ann Price soon after he graduated high school, on July 26, 1958. After marriage they moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Where Carol eventually started his own business. Carol was happily married to Frankie for 61 years. The last few years of mom’s life was the only time that mom gave dad a run for his money. Dad took very good care of her and his family. The values that were instilled in him as a boy, he carried throughout his entire life. Once Carol made the decision to do something, such as starting his own business, he had the capabilities to succeed. Carol was well known in the American Quarter Horse Association, he had a love for horses. He grew up having and being around horses. Carol was known as a straight forward, honest, hardworking man. He gave many people the opportunity to work when other companies would not. He was fair to people, but at the same time was not to be taken advantage of.

Carol is preceded in death by his wife Frankie Ann Kimbrough, father Onal Kimbrough, mother Margie Kimbrough, brother Dale Kimbrough, and brother Melvin Kimbrough.

He is survived by his brother Max Kimbrough, sister Bettie Morgan, sister Glenda Knowles, children Clay and wife Tresa Kimbrough of Ozark, Missouri, Kevin and wife Mitzi Kimbrough of Amoret, Missouri, Vicki and husband Clay Kimbrough of Amsterdam, Missouri, Carol Ann and husband Tom Bell of Adrian, Missouri, grandchildren Richelle Jackson and hus-band Clint, Michael Fink and wife Jessica, Danielle Hutchinson and husband Tommy, Trevor Clingman and wife Amethyst, Chad Kimbrough and wife Jessica, Monica Kimbrough and husband Rob, Pete Kimbrough, Kaitlyn Payne and husband JC,