Robert Kyle Guimon, 46, of Walnut Ridge, Ark., died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 200 SE Sixth St., Walnut Ridge. Pastor Ken Spilger will officiate. Pallbearers will be Boyd Matthews, Jimmy Burns, James Huckabee, Paul Benny, Ray Stone and Keith Brand. Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery by House Gregg Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Soroti Orphan Assistance Project, BIMI, P.O. Box 9215, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37412.
Born Oct. 19, 1959, in Little Rock, Ark., he was the son of Bob and Nedra Guimon, who survive. He graduated in 1978 from Walnut Ridge High School and from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville with a doctorate degree in nuclear/cosmo chemistry in 1986. He taught chemistry at Missouri Valley College in Marshall and at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas as well as serving as division chairman of the natural and health sciences division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. He also worked in the United States nuclear weapons program at the Nevada test site and had fellowships working at NASA in Houston, Texas. In 1999, he moved to Uganda, Africa, as a missionary with Baptist International Missions, Inc. He started an orphanage and school in Soroti, Uganda, as well as establishing churches there.
Additional survivors include his wife, Debbie; and one son, Matthew Guimon.