2008-07-10 / Obituaries


John Gordy Kimbrough, MD, FACR, 79, of Montgomery, died June 16, 2008.

He was born Nov. 7, 1928 in St. Stephens.

He received a Doctorate of Medicine from the Medical College of Alabama, University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1955.

Dr. Kimbrough practiced radiology in Montgomery for more than 20 years at the Montgomery Baptist Hospital. He was the founder of Montgomery Radiology Associates. His career ended suddenly in 1986 due to a serious injury.

He interned at Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, HI and graduated from the U.S. Army Medical Service School, Ft. SamHouston TX (1956). He completed his residency in Radiology at Walter Reed Army Hospital, Washington D.C. (1959). He was head of the Radiology Department with the 10th Field Army Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany. While serving in the Army he attained rank of Major.

He was a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He was co-founder and secretary of the Bavarian-American Radiology Society, President of the Alabama Academy of Radiology and Diplomat to the American College of Radiology. He was a member of the Radiology Society of North America and Phi Beta Pi Fraternity. He was a recipient of the Alabama Academy of Radiology's Silver Award for years of service to the profession.

As founder of Kimbrough Farms he was honored twice by the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service. Memberships included the Montgomery Cattlemen's Association, the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery and the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maudie Ouita Beech; children, Susan Henry (William Richard Henry), Houston, TX, Ouita Sally McAuley (Wesley Martin McAuley), Montgomery, John Gordy Kimbrough, Jr. (Bea Covington), Montgomery, Sigrid Beech Lamé (Mark Kroger Lamé), Garrett Park, MD; two sisters, Martha Louise Kimbrough Musgrove, Huntsville, Susie Kimbrough Kennedy, Chance; seven grandsons, Andrew Joseph Henry, Alexander Michael Henry, William Humble Kimbrough, Wyatt Avery Kimbrough, John Kimbrough McAuley, Robert Wesley McAuley, Michael Patrick Lamé.

The service was June 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, South Perry Street, Montgomery with Dr. Chester H. Jernigan, Dr. Dale Huff, and Rev. Stanley Mullen officiating. Burial was in the Alabama Heritage Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Bill Kimbrough, Tom Musgrave, Scott Musgrave, Edd Kennedy, Reginold Trawick and Lloyd Woodman.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Powell, Tom Geary, James Cameron, Ed Truitt, Jack Lee, Edward Turner, James Pearson and Ira DeMent.

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