Dr. Warren Harrison Kimsey




KIMSEY - DR. WARREN HARRISON, 66, of Austin, Ark., died there Wednesday.  He Practices Neurological surgery in Chattanooga for 22 years, beginning in 1954.  He held a B. S. degree from UT-Knoxville and a medical degree from UT Medical School in Memphis.  He interned at Baptist Hospital, Memphis, and completed his post-graduate work in neurological surgery at Harvey Cushing Hospital, Boston, and the Neurological Institute of Presbyterian Hospital, New York.  He has been a member of several professional societies, including Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, Tennessee and American Medical associates, American Society of Neurological Surgeons, American Neurological Association, Harvey Cushing Society and Phi Beta Medical Fraternity.  He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, where he spent eight years in the Army Medical Corps.  At the time of his death he was a practicing physician and consultant for Remmington Arms Corp. of Lonoke , Ark., a colonel in the U. S. Army Medical Corps Reserve and president of the Lonoke Medical Society.  While a Chattanooga resident, he was a member of Christ Episcopal Church, Chattanooga Music Club, City farmers Club and Fairyland Club.  A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of the Scottish Rite and was a member and physician of the Alhambra Shrine Temple.  He was president of the Chattanooga Opera Association in 1959 and vice president of the Chattanooga Cotton Ball Association, 1975-1960.  A native of Rhea County, Tenn., he was a son the late Rolla W. and Rebecca Harrison Kimsey and was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Kimsey.  Survivors include his wife, Joanne Thomison Kimsey, Austin; two daughters, Joanne Kimsey Williams, Austin and Jennifer Kimsey LeRoux, San Diego; brother, Alden F. Kimsey, Calispell, Mont.; sister, Becky Newbern, Nesbittm, Miss.  Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Rhea Memory gardens, Dayton, Tenn., with the Rev. Walt Spivey officiating.  The body will be at the funeral home until the time of the service.  Arrangements by Sawyer’s Funeral Service, Dayton. 

Chattanooga Times June 7 1986 Pg A8

Submitted by Tonia Hager Cobb