Charles R. Kimble, 62, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at his home.
He was born Oct. 25, 1951, in Buckhannon, a son of the late George R. and Margaret Hamilton Kimble.
On Dec. 19, 1970, he was married to Sandra Hinkle at Macedonia United Methodist Church by the Rev. Lloyd Tenney.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Rob Kimble of Buckhannon; two brothers, Gary Kimble and wife, Sherry, of Buckhannon and Terry Kimble and wife, Janet, of Tallmansville; one sister, Eva Potts of Buckhannon; his mother-in-law, Kate “Maw” Hinkle of Buckhannon; four brothers-in law, George Hinkle and wife, Carol, and Richard Hinkle, all of Parkersburg and Dan Hinkle and wife, Deb, and David Hinkle and wife, Deloris, all of Buckhannon; two sisters-in-law, Pat and Shirley Powers both of Orrville, Ohio; one cousin, Al Kimble and wife, Nancy, of Elyria, Ohio; six nephews, Andy Potts and wife, Heidi, Adrian and Clayton Kimble, J.W. Kimble and wife, Jennifer, Chris Kimble and wife, Michaela, and Joe Yeager and wife, Miranda; six nieces, Darlene White, Diana Kimble, Kelli Dean and husband, Mike, Cindy Kotol, Tina Self and husband, Kenny, and Jessica Adkins and husband, Ron; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, George Edward and Thomas Wayne Kimble; his father-in-law, Verlin J. Hinkle; one brother-in-law, Junior Potts; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Davis and Betty Thren.
Mr. Kimble worked for Shorty’s Pool Room for a year while he was in high school. After graduating, he worked for Fort Pitt Shoes. He worked for Kyle M. Reger Lumber Co. before and after his military commitment. He worked for H&R Block for one year and as a coal miner for Miami Coal Co. for one year. Charles worked for Corthart Refractories in maintenance. Mr. Kimble was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church and Local United Steel Workers 477. Charles served in the U.S. Army from January 1971 to October 1972. He had his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and his AIT training at Fort Polk, La. Mr. Kimble was stationed at Wurzburg, Germany, with the 3rd Administration Co., 3rd Infantry Division. Charles received the National Defense, Army Commendation, Sharp Shooter M16 and Good Conduct Medals. He finished his military commitment with the Army National Guard in Buckhannon. He loved working with wood and making peanut butter fudge. He took his peanut butter fudge all around town and people referred to him as the Candy Man. Charles was baptized on Feb. 9, 2014.
A celebration of life will be conducted Friday, April 4, from 4-8 p.m. and 11 a.m. Saturday at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home with the Rev. Rodney Heckert officiating. Burial will follow in Reed Cemetery in Tallmansville. The Upshur Co. Honor Guard will conduct full military honors at the graveside.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.