Eddie Ray "Deacon" Kimble, 81, a native of Tucker County, and more recently a resident of Greenwood, Del., departed this life Friday evening, March 29, 2013, at the University of Maryland Medical Center at Baltimore, Md.
He was born Monday, Oct. 26, 1931, at Hambleton, a son of the Jacob L. Kimble and Clara Belle Rhoades Young Kimble.
On Oct. 2, 1965, at Red House, Md., he was married to the former Ada Bell Lycliter, who preceded him in death July 18, 2012.
Surviving are one daughter, Janice Rae Kimble of Idaho; one sister, Betty Ellen Hayes of Indiana; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are one son, David Edward Kimble; six brothers, John, Herb, Roy, Charlie and Ernest Young and Wilbert "Web" Kimble; and two sisters, Nellie Young Summerfield and Rose Young Turner.
He attended the schools of Tucker County. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Korean Conflict. He served 21 years in the military, from Sept. 18, 1950, to June of 1971. He was a former employee of Anchor Motor Freight. He was an avid gardener, fisherman and hunter.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted from the funeral home parlor on Wednesday, April 3, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Allen Dale Crosten will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion, the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War and the Tucker County Veterans Association will conduct full military honors.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Eddie Ray "Deacon" Kimble.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.