Alex Gimble passed away on Oct. 20, 2013, as a result of congestive heart failure. Alex was born on Dec. 19, 1932, in San Antonio where he attended Brackenridge High School. As a teen, Alex's family later moved to New Harmony where Alex was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. He later graduated from Tyler High in 1950. Alex then attended Tyler Junior College where he served as an Apache Belle Guard. He later graduated from The University of Texas
at Austin in 1955.
Alex worked for the U.S. government for most of his life as a public servant, striving to improve the lives of Americans through careers at the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Most proudly, he was one of the pioneering employees of the Environmental Protection Agency, joining shortly after its formation in the early 1970s. Alex served as the chief of Pesticides Enforcement from the Dallas office of the EPA. In later life he worked as an industrial hygienist for LTV Aerospace and NCH Corp. in Dallas before retiring.
Alex was only recently widowed, after his wife, Myra, lost her battle with leukemia. Alex is survived by his daughters, Alexa Murray and Stephanie Gimble; his son, Bruce Gimble; and his son-in-law, Lee Murray. Alex's family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends and family make donations to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, or New Harmony Baptist Church.