Alexander McGuire Kimbrough III

Published 1:43 pm Thursday, March 3, 2016

Alexander McGuire “Mac” Kimbrough III, 77, of Lake Lure, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem.

A native of Mocksville, he was the son of the late Alexander McGuire Kimbrough Jr. and Helen Campbell Kimbrough. He was retired from the US Air Force, having served in Vietnam, and attended First United Methodist Church of Rutherfordton. He enjoyed retirement living in the Bill’s Creek area and doing community service with his wife of 44 years, VerAnn. He especially enjoyed volunteering at Bill’s Creek Hardware and seeing all the people who came in each day.

Survivors:  his wife, VerAnn Jacobsma Kimbrough of the home; sisters, Betty Smith of Orlando, Fla. and Helen Kimbrough of Richardson, Texas; nieces, Heather and Joey Andrade and their children, Allison and Tyler of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Robin and Keith Tenen of West Palm Beach; mother-in-law, Anna Mae Hargens of Sibley, Iowa; sisters-in-law, LoRae and Rick Dressler of Lake Crystal, Minn., Linda Jacobsma of Ham Lake, Minn., Ruth and Jake Jurrens of Sibley; and brother-in-law, Bob and Bonnie Hargens of Lincoln, Neb.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Burdell Jacobsma.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at First United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton with Dr. Jack Knoespel officiating. Military honors were accorded by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. The family received friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.

Memorials: Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, 28043; or First UMC, 264 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, 28139.