Coleman O. Kimble was born March 5, 1920 in Homer, son of the late Malon and Effie Kimble.
Coleman confessed his belief in Christ at an early age and became a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Homer. He served as secretary and choir member. He believed in supporting the church in whatever manner needed.
Coleman was a graduate of Homer High School and later attended Grambling College. He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army serving during World War II, receiving numerous commendations.
He united in holy matrimony to Neulon Lewis on May 15, 1943.
He worked as a truck driver for Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. During his service, he was employed for 40 years. His last assignment was the mobile equipment and serviceman for the plant.
He departed this earthly life on Jan. 11, 2013.
He leaves to cherish his precious memory his loving and devoted wife of 69 years, Neulon L. Kimble; one niece, Ardella Swader; one sister-in-law, Eugenia Thompson; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held today (Thursday, January 17) at 11 a.m. in Kennon's Mortuary Chapel with Rev. David Heard officiating and final disposition will be at Hill Crest Cemetery.