Larry D. Kimbrough
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Larry Douglas Kimbrough, beloved resident of Crooked Oak, passed on Feb. 4, 2008, by the side of his new loving wife Valerie Bowers home.

Larry is survived by his mother, Mae Jean Kimbrough, of Crooked Oak; his daughter, Liza Kimbrough (23); his sisters, Sue Jones, of San Antonio, Texas, and Judy Nix, of Phil Campbell; nephew, Brian James; nieces, Sarah Patti and Kelly Jones; two grandnephews; and his horse, Lucky.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis E. Kimbrough.

Larry graduated from Deshler High School and attended Auburn University, serving as a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He was a captain in the Army, stationed in Germany. He ran his own insurance company in Auburn, had numerous successes as a salesman, including the Million Dollar Round Table. Larry, aka, "Zolin the Wizard," served as the wizard of the Alabama Renaissance Faire and king in 2003. After years of adventures as a traveling salesman, he found his calling: caring for his parents back at home in Crooked Oak. He was a man of many talents and passions and spread great joy and love to the lives of those around him. He lived with God in his heart, the spirit of a child and with endless joy and gratitude.

A celebration of life will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at Crooked Oak Baptist Church on Frankford Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Colbert Memorial Chapel of the Shoals is directing.

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Published in Florence Times Daily on Feb. 8, 2008.
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September 2, 2021
One of my favourite memories is the card trick with 4 Kings that he did last for me in the home of Marsha Lippincott in Auburn in 1980. I believe the last time I saw Larry he was visiting me in Hillcrest in San Diego. His daughter Liza was with him. She did a great imitation of me. "Where's my wallet? Where's my keys?" It would be wonderful to connect with her. Can anyone help please?
Gary Magic Friedman
February 29, 2008
As many have said before me "Life will not be the same". There is a void that can not go away. He was my big brother, always there to listen and help when he could. Whatever I did he was there to support me. I long to hear his sweet voice and see that wonderful smile. I will miss you forever.
Your loving little sister, Judy
Nix Judy
February 28, 2008
Life will never be the same now that my dear brother is gone. We had our ups and downs, but OH how I loved him and was not ready to let him go. We had so many plans - gardens to plant, hikes, trail rides on Lucky and Thunder, improvements to the house, family reunions. I feel so cheated!
Sue (Kimbrough) Jones
February 12, 2008
The world will be a less gentle place without Larry in it. He was like an older brother to me rather than a cousin. The spot that he has occupied in my heart all my life feels so empty. He was truly one of a kind, never, ever to be duplicted.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those grieving his absence.

Janice Smith
February 10, 2008
Another flower added to God's garden. Larry always had a smile, a good word & a twinkle in his eye. He will be missed.
Jon & Lisa Butts / Menagerie Music
February 9, 2008
February 9, 2008
valarie I am so sorry to hear about Larry.If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.Lisa Terry
william terry
February 9, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Larry was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.

God Bless You Cousin !
Don,Janet & Todd Prince
February 9, 2008
Our family will not be the same without Larry. I will miss his great stories and his wonderful smile. We lost him way too soon.
Barbara (Prince) Hughey
Barbara (Prince) Hughey
February 9, 2008
Valarie, I have been thinking about you, and our prayers are with you and your family.
Lisa Terry
February 9, 2008
I will miss a hike through the woods, collecting stones from the creek along side the old cabin, a game of horseshoes, the stories from memories past on, the magic shows, the beautiful pieces of artwork woven from kudzu, another ride on lucky I will miss....We will all miss you. Visiting bama will never be the same. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jenny
Jennifer Prince-Huber
February 8, 2008
We were sad to hear about Larry and wish we could be there with you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vickie (Maddox)Pauken
February 8, 2008
To one of my favorite cousins that I will miss very much.
Ronnie Prince
February 8, 2008
To one of the sweetest guys I've known in my 82 years. Our reunions will never be the same without his warm welcome and smilin' face! (aunt) Elsie Mae
Elsie Prince
February 8, 2008
Mae Jean I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost a son. It isnt easy . I` am Cleave RICHS NIECE Grace L Rich Poe [D. C.]
Grace L Poe
February 8, 2008
My sincerest regrets Larry was a wonderful person and a joy to be around, so full of childlke enthusiasm. I enjoyed our friendship. Our shared love of horses and the zest for life, he will be remembered.
Sharri Witt
February 8, 2008
Judy and family My thoughts and prayer are with you during this time of loss.
Nell Bedford
February 8, 2008
We are so sorry we can't be there with you, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Larry will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.
Earnest & Regina Peppers
February 8, 2008
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Harold and Gail Everett
February 8, 2008
My deepest sympathy - Jimmie Sue Bryant Byers
Jimmie Byers
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