Donald Kimmel

Profile Updated: July 30, 2020
Residing In: Chesterfield, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: Christy Knoesel - PHS Class of 1967
Occupation: Computer Consultant, Real Estate Broker, Investor
Children: Tracy - Currently living in Sneeds Ferry, N.C. Her husband Christopher is a Navy Doctor - currently More…medical officer Marine Division, Camp Lejeune Marine Base - Naval Hospital. They have a three year old daughter.

Todd - principal of Digital Lift, specializing in digital advertising. His wife Angie is International sales Director for major meetings-conference company and they have a 12 year old son - Waylon, and, a 9 year old daughter - Lyla. They currently reside in Wildwood, MO

Andy - Bank Securities Act officer for a major St. Louis bank group. Founding member of classic rock cover band "Almost Famous". Claim to fame - got up on stage and played a song with U2 at Savvis Center - St. Louis concert, He currently resides in Wildwood, MO also.
Military Service: Missouri Air National Guard (1966-72)  
School Story:

Percia Amedee and I were chatting back & forth in Mr.True's Missouri History class, and back in the left rear of the classroom Earl Simpson (from Arkansas) was cutting up & Mr. True had had about enough of it - I musta turned around to say something else to her (I think she were showing me pictures of her drop-dead-gorgeous friend in San Diego and Mr. True told me "I had three strikes - you're out - report to the principal's office". So I marched down to the principals office & his secretary was Mrs. Irene Swan who knew my mother. She asked what I was doing there - shouldn't I be in class & I told her what happened. She said go on in, Mr. McMahon was in his office. When I walked in there I noticed he was watching TV and I made some kind of joke about watching the three stooges or something like that. He told me to sit down - that Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. A couple minutes later, Walter Cronkite announced that he had died at Parkland Memorial. Mr. McMahon told me to return to class. When I opened the door and walked back into class, Mr. True asked me what I was doing back & I told-em that Kennedy had been assassinated - I'll never forget his exact words in response: "you better hope that's not true because Lyndon Johnson is the biggest crook this country has ever seen".!!!!!!! He then told me to sit down and shut up. Mr. True came to our 40th reunion and I asked him if he remembered that - he said he did but didn't remember which student it was that he kicked out of class that day. He was retired to a farm where he grew up, just north of Springfield, MO - and was raising cattle.

Attending PHS - Class of 1964 - 55th Year Reunion (09/28/19)

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Kathy, Best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Look forward to seeing you at 60th PHS reunion in 2024.

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David, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family.

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Nov 10, 2022 at 10:46 AM

My initial remembrance of Coach Holley was during an assembly in the PHS gym. He played drums on stage to the tune of "Midnight in Moscow". Everyone in the audience was blown away by his talent that few of our classmates knew he possessed.

I also had him in Drivers Training and remember his witty comments about students driving ability (not mine, of course) and the car that had dual controls on passenger side where he sat. He would take us over on the steep decline coming out of parking lot at Holman Jr. And make us stop half way up the decline, set the parking brake and then teach newbies how to feather the clutch and accelerator then releasing the parking brake without killing the engine or rolling back down the decline. I think the training car may have had a clutch or two replaced during the school year.

I was also the last player cut from basketball tryouts. He was a very good evaluator of talent - cuz I had very little of it..... Never held that against him...........

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Oct 20, 2022 at 9:14 AM

HBD! Let’s get together again soon - to solve all the world’s problems……..

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Oct 17, 2022 at 9:37 AM

Carol, Best wishes on your birthday. Hope you can attend next PHS-64 REUNION IN 2024.

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Marsha, best wishes on your birthday. Hope you and family are well. Hope to see you at 60th PHS reunion in 2024.

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Bob, best wishes on your birthday. Hope to see you at 60th PHS reunion in 2024.
Have a great day!

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Sep 26, 2022 at 11:40 AM

Gary, best wishes on your birthday. How many years since you retired from Monsanto? Hope to see you at next reunion - 2024!

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Wanda, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Hope to see you at next reunion in 2024!

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Judy, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. Hope to see you in 2024 for 60th PHS reunion. Don

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Percia, very best wishes on your birthday. Hope you and Ed are enjoying all that the Left Coast offerers. Hope to see you this fall.

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Lela, best wishes on your birthday. Hope you, Fred and family are all well.

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Susan, best wishes on your birthday. Hope all is well with you and family. See you again at next reunion in 2024.

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Rich, best wishes on your birthday. Mine was Sunday, and I’m still the youngest member of the Class of 64 - now at 75, was 16 at graduation!

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Yolanda, best wishes to you on your birthday. Hope all Is well with you and family

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Reba, best wishes on your birthday- hope to see you at next PHS reunion in 2024!

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Maggie, best wishes on your birthday. You keepin Dave in line?

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Don & Christy Kimmel - 2009
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Hitch-Hikers Band - 1965 - Left to right: Mark Woodson (PHS-64), Don Kimmel (PHS-64), Ed Baker, Gary Smith - both Ritenour (BOO!!), Milt Fosterling (Hazelwood), Gerry Wintrode (dropout), and Lee Johnson (PHS-Jan-65) - we felt we would give another up and coming band by the name of The Beatles a run for their money, but, they had a better manager than we did!!!!!! We played school dances (PHS included), teen towns, CYC's, and smoke-filled bars for four years - what a ride!!!!!!!!