Donald “Don” Ray Kimble Sr., 77, of West Millgrove, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 8, 2017 at ProMedica Toledo Hospital.
Donald was born the oldest of 9 children to the late Harry and Edith (Shine) Kimble on August 1, 1940 in Fostoria, Ohio. Don had 5 brothers; Charles (Judy) Kimble, of Lima, Daniel Kimble, David Kimble, the late Richard (Roberta) Kimble, and the late Howard Kimble, all of Fostoria. He also had 3 sisters Barbara (Jerry) Radebaugh of Tiffin, Patricia (Frank) Bacon of North Carolina and Marilyn (John) Craun of Fostoria.
Don married Roseann “Rosie” Marie Swartz on February 20, 1959 at the Church of the Nazarene in Fostoria, Ohio and she survives him. They had 8 children, the late Timothy (Jeanne (Kimble) (Kreh) Kimble of McComb, Donald Kimble Jr. of West Millgrove, Tammie (Gary) Morgret of Findlay, Tina (Rick) Hendricks of Carey, Terrie (Larry) Litton of Fostoria, Todd (Kelly) Kimble of West Millgrove, Johnny Kimble of Fostoria, and the late Tony Kimble.
Don was the proud grandfather to 47 grandchildren and 58 great- grandchildren.
In his early years, Don owned/operated several businesses. He enjoyed going to derby’s and races. He later went on to retire from Findlay Whirlpool in 1996 after 19 years of employment. Don enjoyed being a carrier for the Toledo Blade, the Bowling Green Sentinel and the Fostoria Review Times.
Don was a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend and was always just a phone call away if anyone needed him.
In his free time he frequented all his favorite coffee shops and restaurants and making new friends whenever he went.
Don loved his family and could often be found playing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren who referred to him lovingly as “Grandpa Turkey”. He was very loved and will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Richard Kimble and Howard Kimble; a brother-in- law, John Craun; a sister-in-law, Judy Kimble; 2 sons, Timothy and Tony Kimble; one grandson, Casey Kimble; a granddaughter, Angela Kimble; and one great-grandaughter, Mykalee Gallagher.
Visitation is Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at MANN-HARE-HOENING Funeral Home 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria.
Funeral services will begin 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Donald Goodwin presiding. Burial will follow in Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.
Memorials are suggested to the family.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com
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