He was born Dec. 14, 1937, at Brushy Run and was the son of the late Raymond Isaac Kimble and Minnie Susan Alt Kimble.
Mr. Kimble was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a carpenter and Methodist by faith.
On Oct. 5, 1959, he married Betty J. Nelson Kimble, who preceded him in death on June 25, 2007.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathy S. Lane (Allen) of Bunker Hill and Chastidy S. Link (Kevin) of Shenandoah Junction; a son, Steven I. Kimble (Lisa) of Middletown, Maryland; five sisters, Pauline Sherman and Elaine Judy, both of Grant Rehabilitation & Care Center in Petersburg, Lulubelle Vance of Berryville, Virginia, Lilamae Mayle (Johnny) of Petersburg and Carolyn Pratt (John) of Old Fields; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Kimble of Upper Tract; two grandchildren, Christopher Lane and Jheri LeAnn Liskey (Fred Drake, fiancé); and a great-grandson, Freddy Drake.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carlos Kimble and Dallas Kimble.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. today at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Webb officiating. Interment will be at Lahmansville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Panhandle, 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.