Donnie F. Kimmel

Donnie F. Kimmel

Tuesday, August 13th, 1940 - Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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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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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 1:00pm
    Oakwood Cemetery
    2124 S. 5th Street
    WACO, TX 76706
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  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    2124 S. 5th Street
    WACO, TX 76706
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Teresa Cassidy

Posted at 03:15pm
We at Seniors Complete Insurance are saddened to hear of Donnie's passing. We would like the family to know it was an honor to serve him the past 9 years with his insurance needs. We know that he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Teresa Cassidy and Staff

Kelly Andrews

Posted at 08:59am
Love and prayers to my Aunt Ann and my cousins. Uncle Donnie was a great person. I always loved 4th of July celebrations, seeing him at the grill cooking his famous chicken. My mom will surely miss him greatly as we all will.

Tracey Dennison

Posted at 09:57pm
Leslie - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Tracey, Wade, and Emily
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Posted at 01:16pm
Sending all of our love and prayers during this difficult time. May Pawpaw find ultimate peace in Heaven. All our love!
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Laura Webb

Posted at 12:48pm
Our condolences to Donnie's family on his passing. May you always hold fond memories of his life with you. Our hearts are with you during this time.

The Community Healthcare of Texas Team

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