Funeral services for Chapman Truett Kimzey, 75, of Farmersville, who died Tuesday at North Texas Medical Center, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Wicker and J. E. Lovelace officiating. Interment will be in the IOOF Cemetery with Fielder-Baker funeral Home of Farmersville in charge of the services.
Kimzey was born Sept. 12, 1911 in Farmersville, the son of Robert and Lennie Chapman Kimzey, and married Mary E. Johnson, Nov. 10, 1934 in Farmersville.
He was a retired rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmersville.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Kimzey of Farmersville; daughter, Margaret Harrington of Farmersville; sister, Gladys Bickley of Farmersville; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be: G. E. Murray, Morgan Baker, Jim James, Tommy Anderson, Johnny Feagin and Clyde NeSmith.
The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 tonight.
Floyd Vernon Kimzey, son of Robert Major Kimzey, son of William Hugh Kimzey, son of Isaac William Kimzey.... The 1850 and 1860 Census Records show Isaac William in the Jefferson District of Johnson County, Missouri. The Census Record shows his birthplace to have been Missouri. According to his Census Record age he would have been born in 1824. He died October 22, 1891. He was married to Margaret Adams who was born in Wilkes County, North Carolina January 7, 1827. She died November 29, 1902 in Farmersville, Collin County, Texas. To this union were born Mary Abigail, James M. William Hugh, Mattie, Thomas J. and Robert Lee. All the children were born in Missouri except the youngest, Robert Lee, and he was born in Leonard, Bonham County [sic, he means Fannin County], Texas November 7, 1866. So I know Isaac William and Margaret Adams Kimzey came to Texas prior to November, 1866. Isaac William was a Captain in the Quartermaster Corps of Shelby’s Brigade of Price’s Division during the Civil War.