C. C. Kimmel was Vice President of the Cap Rock Peace Officers´ Association He assumed the office of Sheriff and Tax Collector of Dickens County October 31, 1946 and served until December 31, 1952, retiring undefeated.
"Big Charlie" as he was affectionately called, was a farmer and cattle businessman. In 1953 he was awarded the Cap Rock Peace Officers´ Association Trophy "Bull Slinger"
Charlie Clifton Kimmel, a former Dickens County peace officer and a Girard farmer died Tuesday night about 12:35 a.m. [Wednesday] in Spur Memorial Hospital. He had been ill about three months.
Rev. Wallace Pierce, Norton, former pastor of the Girard Baptist Church, will officiate at the serves at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Spur.
C.C. Kimmel, 62, had served as Sheriff of Dickens County from 1945 through 1952. Since that time, he had been farming in the Girard community.
Born in Cookville, Texas in 1902, he came to Dickens County in 1913 where he resided until 1953, when he moved to Girard. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge and the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruby Kimmel, Girard; one son, Charlie Kimmel, Jr., Dickens; two daughters, Ileen Brooks, Lampasas; and Mrs. Idell Bagwell, Minden, LA; five brothers, Joe Bailey Kimmel, Quitman; Roert L. Kimmel, Lewisville; James C. Kimmel, Garland; Harmon Kimmel, Snyder; John T. Kimmel, Gustine; two sisters, Mrs. Vela Rape, Afton and Mrs. Thelma Scott, Lubbock. Six grandchildren also survive.
©The Texas Spur, Thursday, December 3, 1964
Rites Today For Ex-Sheriff Of Dickens CountySpur (Special) - Services for Charlie Clifton Kimmel Sr., 62, Girard, will be at 2 p.m. today in Spur First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wallace Pierce, Morton, officiating.
Burial will be in Spur Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home.
Kimmel died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in Spur Memorial Hospital following a three-month illness.
Born in Cookville, he moved to Dickens County in 1919. From 1945 until 1952 he was sheriff of Dickens. In 1953 he moved to Kent County.
Kimmel was a member of the Baptist Church and Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby; a son, Charlie Jr., Dickens; two daughters, Mrs. Ileen Brooks, Lampasas, and Mrs. Idell Bagwell, Minden, LA; five brothers, Joe Bailey, Quitman, Robert L. Lewisville, James C., Garland, Harmon, Snyder, and John T., Gustine; two sisters, Mrs. Vela Rape, Aspen, and Mrs. Thelma Scott, Lubbock; and six grandchildren.
©Lubbock Avlanche Journal, Thursday, December 3, 1964From the records of Thelma Kimmell Scott
DICKENS (Special) - Mrs. Ruby Myrtle Kimmel, 67, widow of a former Dickens County sheriff, died Monday morning from a fall down a flight of stairs at the Dickens Church of Christ, where she was among a group of church members who had gathered for a "spring housecleaning."
Justice of the Peace Horace Nichols, who pronounced her dead at the scene, said Mrs. Kimmel apparently fell down a stairway leading into a basement while tip-toeing to clean a window near the head of the stairway. He ruled death was caused by a brain concussion resulting from the fall.
Born in Stephenville, she moved to Dickens County in 1923. Her husband, the late Charlie Kimmel, served as sheriff here for several years.
She had resided in Kent County from 1953 until moving back to Dickens a year ago.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Spur Church of Christ. Officiating will be Mike Cox, minister of the Girard Church of Christ, and Glenn Davis, minister of the Dickens Church of Christ. Burial will be in Spur Cemetery under direction of Campbell Funeral Home of Spur.
Survivors include a son, Charlie Kimmel, Jr. of Girard; two daughters, Mrs. Ilene Brooks, and Mrs. Idell Bagwell, both of Minden, LA; three sisters, Mrs. Lottie Sooter of Rising Star, Mrs. Pearl Clay of Arlington, CA and Mrs. Lucy Townsen of Benton, AR; and six grandchildren.
©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, May 8, 1967From the records of Thelma Kimmel Scott
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