On Saturday, August 24, 2019, Robert “Bob” Cooke Kimbrough IV, loving husband and father, brother and son passed away at the age of 48 while surrounded by family and friends.
Bob was born October 30, 1970 in Houston, TX to Robert Kimbrough III and Susan (Brackney) Kimbrough. He married Jody Parks on November 2, 2007.
Bob is a 1989 graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, KS and attended Kansas State University where he was a tuba player for the K-State Band and majored in education. After starting a career in teaching high school mathematics, Bob did what many did and moved into the IT career field in the late 90’s. He worked as a consultant for AMC Theaters until the time of death.
Bob was an avid tri-athlete and competitive cyclist. He continued practicing yoga and remained as active as possible throughout his illness, even with a broken rib. He served on the board of Ride2Boulevardia, a charity cycling event to raise money for local organizations supporting cancer patients and their families. He advocated for Braden’s Hope and Ride 2 Boulevardia for Cancer.
Bob knew no strangers. He had an infectious smile, a quirky sense of humor, and brightened the lives of everyone he met. Bob will be remembered for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his loving hugs.
Bob was preceded in death by his father Robert III. He is survived by: his wife Jody Parks, mother Susan (Brackney) Kimbrough, step-mother Susan Kimbrough, sister Susie (Kimbrough) Gilson, and half-brothers Bradley Kimbrough and John Kimbrough, children Abigail Kimbrough, Benjamin Kimbrough, Devan Ferneau, Payten Ferneau, and Royce Ferneau, and feline children Margaret and Sammy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at Penwell Gabel’s Olathe Chapel. The family will receive guests immediately following the Celebration until 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Braden’s Hope or Cancer Action, two organizations Bob advocated for.