Donnie F. Kimmel
August 13, 1940 - January 12, 2021
Donnie Frank Kimmel, of Laguna Park, Texas, passed away at his home with his family by his side Tuesday, January 12, 2021, after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer. Funeral arrangements will be made by Oakcrest Funeral Home and graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery of Waco at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, Jan. 19th. Social distancing and facial covering are required.
The service will be live streamed on the OakCrest Funeral Home Facebook page.
Donnie attended Waco public schools and graduated from Waco High School in 1959. He played football for the WHS Tigers and was selected all-district guard. In 1961 he began his service in the Texas Army National Guard. Donnie married Ann Taylor in 1962. They were married for 58 years. He worked in the electrical supply business in sales, management, and as a business owner for 41 years.
Donnie was a member of Lake Whitney Baptist Church. Throughout his life Donnie enjoyed golf, restoring classic cars, riding dirt bikes, boating, skiing, fishing, hunting, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Annice Kimmel, sister Gayle, brothers Phil and Harold.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; daughter Leslie Mathews and husband Tim; son, Kevin Kimmel and wife Wendi; grandchildren that knew him as Paw Paw: Joshua and Hunter Mathews, Brandi and Alan Gawlik, Jessie Mathews, Lexi Kimmel and Colton Kimmel; five great-grandchildren; sister, Darlene Easter and husband Maurice; sisters-in-law, Jan Kimmel and Dorothy Kimmel; niece Dee Ann Kimmel; sister-in-law, Kay Eubank; brother-in-law, Robert Taylor and wife, Tina; and many more nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to CHOT PROV Hospice – Whitney, TX for providing excellent care during such a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, St. Jude, or the charity of your choice.
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