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Allen Wayne Kimbrough

of Siloam Springs, AR, 1953 - 2022

Allen Wayne Kimbrough, age 69, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died at his home on Oct. 17, 2022. Allen was born Mar. 2, 1953, in Childress, Texas. While a teenager, he began lifelong practices of cultivating friends in many communities and being involved in church life. He served as President of the Youth Council of the North Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He graduated from Siloam Springs High School, then enrolled at John Brown University. He transferred to Hendrix College, where he received a bachelor's degree in English with honors in 1975. While at Hendrix, Allen sang in the Hendrix College Choir and continued the training which made him an accomplished pianist and organist. Following graduation from Hendrix, he received his J.D. degree with honors in 1978 from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was a Hatton Sumners Scholar and a member of Order of the Coif.
Allen began the private practice of law in Dallas, Texas. He was an active member of the Texas Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. He was active in Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, where he served as Assistant Organist and sang in the choir. Allen was active in several arts organizations in Dallas, helping the Dallas Symphony with the opening of its new concert hall in 1989.
Allen was a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors from 1984–87. He later served as Executive Director of the Nevada Bar Association and then Executive Director of the Maricopa County Bar Association in Phoenix, Ariz. He retired in 2020 and moved from his home in Nevada to Siloam Springs, Ark., where he continued to be an ardent Razorback fan. He became active in the community, serving on the board of the Siloam Springs Museum and being a member of the vestry and choir of Grace Episcopal Church.
Allen was preceded in death by his mother Dr. Brownie Mitchell Kimbrough and his father Wade Elvin Kimbrough. He is survived by his former spouse Meredythe Kimbrough of Dallas, Texas, cousins, and dear friends.
A memorial service will be held on Nov. 11, 2022, at 11 a.m. CT at Grace Episcopal Church in Siloam Springs, Ark. with Reverend Stanley A. McKinnon officiating with a reception following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hendrix College, 1600 Washington Avenue, Conway, Ark. 72032, or Grace Episcopal Church, P. O. Box 767, Siloam Springs, Ark. 72761.

Published November 6, 2022

Wasson Funeral Home, Inc.
441 West Hwy 412, P.O. Box 29, Siloam Springs, AR
Phone: 479-524-5131