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Celebrating the life of
Robert Lee Kimmons
June 23, 1926 - August 14, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Bradshaw Carter
(713) 521-0066
  • Funeral Service
  • 2:00pm - Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • St. Michael Catholic Church
  • 1801 Sage Rd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77056

  • 713-621-4370
  • Visitation and Rosary
  • 1:00pm - Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • St. Michael Catholic Church
  • 1801 Sage Rd. (Map)
    Houston, TX 77056

  • 713-621-4370

I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead loved ones. (John 5:28,29 , Acts 24::15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

He was a good friend. He must have been sad to see Venezuela go down the drain. Bob

Youker, Rockville, Md

Dear Florence -- My thoughts are with you, and my prayers too. Bob was a pleasure to work with and a joy to know...a remarkable and unforgettable person, so smart and funny too. He will be missed, but he will always be remembered as special.

Lnda Armitage, Chicago, IL

Bob was a friend. Nothing more to say. I will miss him.

Bill Duncan, Lowell, MA

Bob Kimmons was an early advocate of the practice of project management (PM) as the tool for beneficial societal change. In addition to his great contributions to USA practice, he also strongly supported global improvement. His support for the initiatives of the International Project Management Association reveal the extent of his global commitment to better practices in the discipline of change. When IPMA-USA formed in 2001, Bob was one of our first members, and a strong supporter. Our best wishes to Bob's family, and we all say, "Thank you, Bob!"

Stacy Goff, Colorado Springs, CO

Dear Florence, Bob was such a dear friend both personally and professionally. I first met Bob in the mid 1970's through membership in the AACE, then later he worked for M. W. Kellogg and in the 1980's we were on the Board of the Houston Chapter of PMI. The profession of project management owes Bob a debt of gratitude for his many contributions. We all will miss him very much. With condolences and best regards, Barbara & Bob

Barbara & Bob Templeton, Houston, TX

Please accept my condolences on Bob's passing to his large family. He will be missed.

Debra Miersma, PMI Fellow, Dalton, MA

Our deepest prayers and condolences to family and friends from Debbie (Bigelow) and I. Bob's vision and passion for project management built the foundation for a profession that has exploded. He leaves us many fond and precious memories.

Kent Crawford, Media, PA

Robert and I along with David Pells were inducted as Fellows in PMI at the same time. I will miss his intellectual grasp of serious issues. Condolences to his family. Prayers for Bob. Ron Waller, PMI Fellow, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Ron Waller, Eagle River, WI

May you find comfort in family and friends at this time, but look around and you will know he is still really with you. I know he made an imprint upon the profession of project management for many of us. All my sympathy and empathy at this time.

Becky Winston, Idaho Falls, ID

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family at this sad time. I admired Bob's efforts in forming the Pharmaceutical SIG for the Project Management Institute. Rest in peace, Bob.

Julie M. Wilson, PMI Fellow, Laguna Woods, CA

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family////

Eddy and Pat Rogers, Wimberley, TX

Robert Lee Kimmons, 90, passed away peacefully in his home with his wife and daughter by his side the morning of Sunday, August 14, 2016.

Son of Robert and Harriet Kimmons, Bob was born in Longmont, Colorado on June 23, 1926. He grew up in Brush, Colorado, where he graduated high school. He later enrolled in the U.S. Navy while attending the University of Illinois Champaign Urbana. He graduated and obtained an engineering position with Creole Petroleum Corporation, which took him to Maracaibo, Venezuela, where he met his first wife, Evelyn. From that union he had four children: Ann, Simone, Robert, and Anthony. Life took him around the world and eventually led him to Florence, his wife of 42 years, who stood faithfully by his side.

Bob led a full life, and all that were close to him knew him for his enormous heart, intellect, determination, and his quick wit and amazing sense of humor. He was passionate about his work; not only managing countless projects, but authoring and publishing project management books, as well as industry related articles in professional publications.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger sister Mary. He is survived by his wife, Florence Kimmons; children, Ann (Ramon), Robert (Barbara), Simone (Jack) and Anthony; 13 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephew, as well as countless friends.

The rosary and visitation will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Road, Houston, Texas, to be followed at 2 p.m. by a funeral mass. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on August 22, 2016 in Flushing, New York at Mount St. Mary Cemetery.

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I would like to express my deepest sorrow for the lost of your dear loved one. The pain, grief, and the feelings of helplessness can seem unbearable. At such times, we need to go to Gods word for comfort. Please take your Bible and look at what God promises for the future with regard to our dead loved ones. (John 5:28,29 , Acts 24::15 ) Yes, God really will defeat our enemy death forever. This will enable us to one day have the hope of seeing our dead loved ones again. If you have any questions feel free to contact one of Jehovah's Witnesses or log on to our website at JW.org. Sincerely yours, JW

JW, Houston, Tx

He was a good friend. He must have been sad to see Venezuela go down the drain. Bob

Youker, Rockville, Md

Dear Florence -- My thoughts are with you, and my prayers too. Bob was a pleasure to work with and a joy to know...a remarkable and unforgettable person, so smart and funny too. He will be missed, but he will always be remembered as special.

Lnda Armitage, Chicago, IL

Bob was a friend. Nothing more to say. I will miss him.

Bill Duncan, Lowell, MA

Bob Kimmons was an early advocate of the practice of project management (PM) as the tool for beneficial societal change. In addition to his great contributions to USA practice, he also strongly supported global improvement. His support for the initiatives of the International Project Management Association reveal the extent of his global commitment to better practices in the discipline of change. When IPMA-USA formed in 2001, Bob was one of our first members, and a strong supporter. Our best wishes to Bob's family, and we all say, "Thank you, Bob!"

Stacy Goff, Colorado Springs, CO

Dear Florence, Bob was such a dear friend both personally and professionally. I first met Bob in the mid 1970's through membership in the AACE, then later he worked for M. W. Kellogg and in the 1980's we were on the Board of the Houston Chapter of PMI. The profession of project management owes Bob a debt of gratitude for his many contributions. We all will miss him very much. With condolences and best regards, Barbara & Bob

Barbara & Bob Templeton, Houston, TX

Please accept my condolences on Bob's passing to his large family. He will be missed.

Debra Miersma, PMI Fellow, Dalton, MA

Candle tribute lit by James Arrow — Texas

Our deepest prayers and condolences to family and friends from Debbie (Bigelow) and I. Bob's vision and passion for project management built the foundation for a profession that has exploded. He leaves us many fond and precious memories.

Kent Crawford, Media, PA

Robert and I along with David Pells were inducted as Fellows in PMI at the same time. I will miss his intellectual grasp of serious issues. Condolences to his family. Prayers for Bob. Ron Waller, PMI Fellow, Eagle River, Wisconsin

Ron Waller, Eagle River, WI

May you find comfort in family and friends at this time, but look around and you will know he is still really with you. I know he made an imprint upon the profession of project management for many of us. All my sympathy and empathy at this time.

Becky Winston, Idaho Falls, ID

Candle tribute lit by Erin Williams — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Nicole — Texas

Candle tribute lit by Julie M. Wilson, PMI Fellow — California

My thoughts and prayers are with Bob's family at this sad time. I admired Bob's efforts in forming the Pharmaceutical SIG for the Project Management Institute. Rest in peace, Bob.

Julie M. Wilson, PMI Fellow, Laguna Woods, CA

Candle tribute lit by Anthony Kimmons — Texas

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family////

Eddy and Pat Rogers, Wimberley, TX


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