A casual gathering for a Celebration of Life for Lanny Joseph Kimbrough, 79, Lawrence, KS will be held 2:00 -5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Johnny’s West in Lawrence. He died peacefully and surrounded by family on June 22, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Lanny was born on July 31, 1937 in Fact, Kansas the son of Clayton and Grace (Mock) Kimbrough.
He married Jacque Alvis in 1959. They had two children, Eric Kimbrough and Angela Kimbrough Espinoza (Saul). They were married over 30 years.
He married Barbara Joan Marshall on October 23, 1999 in Fullerton, CA.
Other survivors include two sisters, Karen Bradley (Gary), Pat Kimbrough (Tandy); and several nieces and nephews.
He was Valedictorian of Green High School. He graduated Washburn University Business School.
He was a Phi Delta Theta member since 1955 and President of the Kansas Beta Chapter, 1958.
He started working in college at Cunningham Shields, then to Garlinghouse Co., Victory Life, and had a 30 year career in banking; including Vice President of 1st National Bank and President of Highland Park Bank and Trust. He then became licensed as a Financial Securities Advisor and retired with FSC Securities Corporation.
He was the Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the Kansas Bankers Association, President of Topeka Country Club, Chairman of the Washburn University Board of Regents, President of the Topeka YMCA, a 40 year Topeka Rotarian, Board member of the Stormont Vail Foundation, and Chairman of the Topeka Blood Bank.
His hobbies included scuba diving 35 years, boating, poker, and his pets.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial contribution made in his name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.