Richard Kimbell, a native of Atlanta, passed away July 9, 2018 at the age of 75. Born August 24, 1942 to Geraldine and Lamar Kimbell. Richard graduated from Sylvan HS in 1960 and retired as an executive with General Motors in 2007 He was a lover of tennis, golf, travel and quite a wicked card player. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Rosemary, Daughter Priscilla, Son-in-law Scott, grandchildren Amanda {Kirk} and Scotty {Holly}, four great-grandchildren, and brother Steve {Jackie}. In lieu of flowers donations to Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital Fund for Excellence 404-712-GIVE would be appreciated. Visitation is Saturday from 2-4 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences can be expressed at

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  1. Ike & I send our condolences and keep you and Priscilla in our prayers. I remember Richard most as a social host always making us feel welcome and special as guests. So sorry I can’t be there.

  2. Dear Kimbell family,
    At this difficult and painful time I do hope you’ll accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss for this enemy death took my entire family and I’d like to share where I found help at that time. I found hope and comfort in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it ntells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when hope and comfort is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope that you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

  3. Richard and I Began work at the Insurance Division of General Motors (MIC) the same year. I considered him a good friend. I always enjoyed our working relationship. I could never beat him in golf. I remember Rosemary and know that Richard loved her deeply. I pray for you, Rosemary that God will comfort you and give you strength during this painful time.

  4. Rosemary, though we haven’t seen you all for many years, we remember all the fun
    we had with couples duplicate. Those enjoyable evenings of Bridge with you and
    Richard are memories that we both treasure.

    Know that you and your family are in our thoughts.

    Ken and Cathy Trammell

  5. Sorry to learn of Richard’s passing. He and I were good friends in high school but lost contact after school. We only saw each other twice since school. Once at our 50th reunion and once at the Varsity get together. My condolences to his family.

  6. Richard … a very good friend, a fun golfing companion, and a truly uplifting spirit. He was a very brave individual with a remarkably positive outlook on life and its tribulations. you will be missed!

  7. Rosemary. Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband Richard. You and your family will be in prayers.

  8. So sorry for your loss, has several classes with Richard at Sylvan. You and your family are in my prayers.

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