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Franklin Lee Kimbrell

Woodlawn, AR, 1964 - 2021

Franklin Lee Kimbrell, age 57, of Woodlawn, Ark., went to be with our Lord on August 16, 2021, in Little Rock, Ar. Frank was born May 14, 1964, in Pine Bluff, Ark., to Burless and Annie Fay Kimbrell. He graduated from Woodlawn High School. He was a Certified Welder for Varco, Inc., a Licensed Practical Nurse for JRMC Emergency, and a licensed scuba diver. Frank enjoyed cooking, hunting, fishing, golfing, dancing, and motorcycles.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lea Kimbrell; son Kody Lee Kimbrell; and father, Burless Kimbrell, of the home; sister, Debra Gourley of Hot Springs; and countless other family and friends who loved him.
Franklin's passion was his family and close friends. He dedicated years to in-home care for his mother, Fay Kimbrell, his mother-in-law, Patty Ladd, and his aunt, Margie Greenlee. Frank touched many lives with his kind spirit, big heart, and love for the Lord.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021, at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Woodlawn.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life gathering on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Rowell Cemetery. Masks will be required at all times.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 5990 Highway 63, Rison, Ark. 71665. Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Rison (870) 325-6216. Please sign the online guestbook at

Published August 19, 2021

Buie Funeral Home Rison
302 Main Street, P. O. Box 327, Rison, AR
Phone: 870-325-6216