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Dave H. Kimbro

Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:14 p.m.

November 2, 1954 – August 14, 2022.

NATCHEZ – Dave H. “Rosco” Kimbro was the baby of four boys born Clifford Ray Kimbro, Sr. and Sarah Mildred Montgomery Kimbro. At an early age Rosco helped his mother and father in the family business, Kimbro’s Grocery on South Canal Street. This is where he started to meet and get to know everyone around Miss-Lou.

Rosco claimed his future at the Natchez canteen by telling his classmates that he was going to be a “Radio DJ” when he grew up. And that’s exactly what he did! His career began with the help and persuasion of his dear friend, David Perkins, who convinced his parents that they should give Rosco a job at WNAT. From there, a star was born. He then worked in the Jackson market at WJDX, which was the number one station in the state at the time, and later at WTYX-FM. He has been named “DJ of the Year” multiple times, produced award-winning commercials and appeared on TV shows. He has worked under several names and different genres. He knew the music and he did his job well!

In 1990, Rosco jumped at the chance to return to Miss-Lou to work with the Perkins family again and be closer to his ailing father. He began co-hosting the number one radio show in the Miss-Lou with “The One-Eyed Marvel” Jeff Holt. He was instrumental in raising unprecedented funds for the victims of hurricanes, floods and tornadoes. Her extensive community service over the years has included Pleasant Acre Day School, Relay for Life, CASA, the Natchez and Vidalia Chambers of Commerce, and any other special event in Miss-Lou that has requested her help with promotion. He was a proud member of the Doloroso Hill Marching Band, Krewe of Killarney as well as their St. Patrick’s, was a Duke for the Krewe of Phoenix and was involved in other local organizations. He was Natchez Chamber of Commerce Natchezian Man of the Year in 2018. Dave was a fabulous DJ and literally the “life of many parties”.

Not only was he passionate about the people at Miss-Lou, but he also loved their nature. He could be found cruising the Mississippi River and its tributaries, fishing, and taking fabulous photographs of anything that caught his “sharp eye,” especially his beloved Lac Saint-Jean. He was captivated by nature. He knew the water levels, the amount of rain in the area, the phases of the moon, and what times the sun rose and set. If Rosco said so, you could take it to the bank!

His life became complete when he met the love of his life, Deanna. Although their time together was short, the love and memories created and shared were immeasurable.

He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Ray Kimbro and his beloved dog, Cookie.

He is survived by his wife, Deanna, his daughter, Amanda Nykole Davis (Jim) and family (Montana); his brothers, Ronn (Sandra) and Calvin; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, August 18 from 4-6 p.m. at Shields Town House at 701 North Union Street. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Pleasant Day Acre School or charity of your choice.

Honorary bearers will be Al Vaughan, Ronnie Blackwell, Kippy Blaney, Milton Rawles, Stephen Perkins, Kolby Godfrey, Andy Guida, Josh Wells, Brent Taylor, Chris Vaughan, Sonny Cathey and Gary Golden.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.


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