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Father of Jacki Kimble Dixson ’88

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 3, 2015


The Reverend John “Jack”

The Reverend John “Jack” Kimble passed away July 26, 2015, in Palm Harbor, FL. 

He joins his brother, Lewis (Mary Alice). Born in 1937, in Scranton, PA to Lenore (Detrick) and William Kimble, he is survived by sisters, Noreen (Ed) Roberts and JoAnn (the late Donald) Hynosky. Also surviving are his wife of 55 years, Marilyn (Deykes); daughters, Jacqueline (John) Dixon and Elizabeth Vindas; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

Fr. Kimble spent eight years in the Army Reserve, attended Lehigh University (Master of English), General Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and the University of Toledo, where he received his teaching degree. He taught Special Education for over 20 years in the Toledo Public School system. He served a handful of churches before finding his home parish of 25 years, All Saints’ Episcopal, Toledo, OH. He and his wife then retired to Clearwater, FL. A staunch supporter of equal rights, he was on many committees, including the board of EOPA. A brilliant man, he enjoyed politics, spending summers fishing in Canada, bowling, golf, gardening, and engaging others in conversation. 

A memorial service will be held noon, August 11, at St. John’s Episcopal, Clearwater. Toledo memorial service to be planned at a later date. Contributions may be made to All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Toledo.

Funeral Home

Sylvan Abbey – Funeral Home
2853 SUNSET POINT RD Clearwater, FL 33759 
(727) 796-1992

Published in Toledo Blade on Aug. 9, 2015

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