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OBIT: Charles Kimball

Charles Dean Kimball was born in Dayton to Dean and Frances Kimball on Dec 13, 1935. He grew up in Piqua and graduated from Fairview High School in Dayton. He graduated from Antioch College in Yellow Springs with a degree in Engineering in 1958. He married Letha (Patterson) on Feb. 7, 1959.
Chuck started his career at YSI in Yellow Springs, then left to start Kimball’s Engineering from his home, which he ran for many years. He later worked at Wespatt Inc. in Springfield until he retired.

After retirement, Chuck and his wife enjoyed buying and selling antique jewelry. He was an avid gardener, auction goer, reader and lover of sports of all kinds — especially the ones his grandkids played. He loved to experiment with cooking, to tinker and fix things, and had a great appreciation for music of all genres. He was a 4-H leader for many years, which led to raising sheep as a hobby. He enjoyed traveling immensely and was always planning his next trip. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be missed by many.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Frances Kimball, of Yellow Springs, and brother Bill (Linda) Kimball, of Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by two sisters, Bonnie (Dick) Brown, of Xenia, and Jean Kimball, of Brookville; son, Michael (Melodye) Kimball, of Virginia; two daughters, Janet (Kenneth) Douglas, of Massillon, and Carol (Larry) Reynolds of Indiana; and grandchildren. Andrew and Tyler Kimball, Katie (Wes) Nelson and family, Sean, Stephanie and Shelly Douglas, Casey Reynolds, Travis Reynolds and family, Shannon Soriano and family. Steve Wright also became a special person in Chuck’s life as they looked out for each other and worked on projects together.

A celebration of life was held on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Clifton United Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Xenia Area Fish Food Pantry, 541 Ledbetter Road, Xenia, OH 45384; Yellow Springs Food Pantry, 202 S. Winter St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387; Cedarville Food Pantry, 30 W. Chillicothe St., Cedarville, OH 45314; or Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, 202 E. Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140. Interment will take place privately at the family’s convenience.
Arrangements are in care of McColaugh Funeral Home Inc., Xenia, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at http://www.mccolaughfuneralhome.com.


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