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Residents of San Pedro started the New Year with some sad and unfortunate news as island resident and a great friend to many passed away after suffering an accident in the early morning hours of Monday, January 2, 2012.

Thomas Kimbrell an employee of Fido’s Restaurant and Bar was pronounced dead at 1:35a.m. by Dr. Lorenzo Nicholson on January 2, after he suffered a fatal fall from the third floor of his apartment complex.

According to reports Kimbrell was leaving his apartment on the third floor of the Manelly's building located on the corner of Barrier Reef Drive and Pelican Street, after walking his dogs. Friends mentioned that he was going to meet some friends. It had been raining and Kimbrell slipped on the first couple of steps and fell down the stairs. According to police reports, Tom broke his neck, suffered a cut wound to his head and died instantly.

Thomas’ body has been transported to the Belize City for an official autopsy report and arrangements are still being made as to his final resting place. Thomas was only 51 years old; he was a happy soul and beloved friend to many island residents. (Tom’s autopsy report indicates “a possible myocardial infarction (heart attack) that very likely precipitated his fall.)

“We have lost a fun loving soul. Tom always put a smile on my face. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family and friends.” – Facebook comment from a friend.

“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have to inform you that we lost a key Fido’s family member and a great guy last night – Tom Kimbrell (1959-2012). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Tom, we’ll miss you buddy. Travel safe to the next stop on your journey.” – Post on Fido’s Facebook Wall.

Thomas Kimbrell was a beloved member of the Fido's Family. A memorial service at Fido's aptly titled "Tom's Party" will be held some time next week when his family members arrive to celebrate his life. All who loved Tom are invited to attend.

Thomas Kimbrell and staff of Fido's Restaurant and BarThomas Kimbrell and Miss Costa Maya 2009 Miss GuatemalaTom KimbrellTom Kimbrell with Gene Simmons at Fido'sAmbergris Today staff in 2008 with Thomas during a Review of Fido's Restaurant

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10 Comments

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    He will be sorely missed, bye Miao

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    My Brother Tom was a wonderful man. He loved living life to it's fullest. People that have met Tom fell in love with him right away. I Love him and will miss him very much. Jon

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    Jon, 

    Growing up with you, Tom and Bill in Southern Cal, I could always count on having a good time. As the "oldest girl" I considered him my "baby".  Life takes us in different geographical directions as adults, however the few times I saw Tom over the years were as fun as ever.   He lit up whatever room he came into and the party started when he arrived.  I can see by the pictures that this never changed.

     I'm sad we didn't see more of each other and I'm so sad for all the family that this light was taken away much too soon.  I love you all.  Marcia

     

     

     

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    jon, its kathy martinez. im in shock. he just called me on dec. 19 my birthday. we have called each other on our birthdays since the 7 grade. i have 2 phone messages on my cell phone with him because i missed both his calls. i also have lots of pictures i can post of younger days. i am so sorry for your loss. i hope your mother is ok? i still cant believe it. please tell me its a dream. i will miss him so much and i will never erase the messages from him from 2 weeks ago. love kathy .. when and if you ever can call me 530-515-6231

     

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    We are so sorry for your loss Jon. Our condolences to you and the family.

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    tom was my very favorite nephew. i'm just in a daze since i was told by my daughter.tom & i use to talk to each other all the time on face book. he would let me know about his mother. i just don't know whae else to say.

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    so sad just a tragady had not talked to Tom in years may god be with him :(

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    I loved seeing Tom... this comes as a sad and trully unfortunate news. He will be greatly missed and will be remembered for his heart warming smiles and warm wishes....

     

    Nadia

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    We are so very very sorry to hear. What a sad loss 

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    oh no!! i was just routinely checking my email and this! to bill, bill jr, and jon....damn i don't believe it. i don't even know what to post. i call you today. garyo

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