Tim Kimrey ’65

Tim Kimrey ’65 died peacefully in his Chapel Hill home on February 22 at the age of 63. After graduating from Davidson, he attended Union Theological Seminary in New York, earning a master of divinity degree in 1971. He spent a sabbatical year at Union Theological Seminary and Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, earning a master of sacred theology degree in Biblical studies in 1980. Tim was ordained in 1970 as a Minister of Word and Sacrament by the former Granville Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, US. He served intern positions at various Presbyterian churches in New York and at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church and Davie Street United Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. He served a stated supply position at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Durham and served as pastor at the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill. He honorably retired as a member of New Hope Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1991. Following his ministry, he devoted himself to art and to promoting house concerts through Afternoon Nap Productions. Tim served various positions with the Durham-based Low Income Housing Development Corporation of North Carolina, and then as director of the Experimental Housing Allowance Program of the Durham County Department of Social Services. He served two terms as chairperson of the Chapel Hill/Carrboro Ministers’ Association. He was appointed by the Orange County Commissioners to serve as the first Chairperson of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and received the commission’s first annual Pauli Murray Human Rights Award in 1990. He also served on the advisory board of Manbites Dog Theater in Durham. Tim is survived by his daughter, Erin Kimrey, 2417 Shenandoah Ave., Durham, N.C. 2704-4257, and her partner, Jen Snider; his uncle, Willis Kimrey, of Huntsville, Ala.; cousins, Bill Kimrey, Joie Black and David Kimrey, all of Alabama; his sister, Elizabeth Kimrey of Raleigh.