Richard “Dick” Kimble, 91, of Lake Odessa passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the Thornapple Manor after battling Pneumonia for several months. He was born on January 27, 1927 in Woodland Township to Floyd and Ola (Farthing) Kimble.
Richard married Janet Jordan in 1948 and she preceded him in death in 1974. In 1976 he married Mary Benedict and she preceded him in death in 2014. He was a very devoted and loving husband to each of his wives.
Richard sold industrial equipment for Morrison Industrial Equipment for 28 years. Because of his love of hunting, fishing and of the outdoors, he built a home on Jordan Lake and established a hunting camp at the old family farm on Jordan Road, where he taught his boys how to hunt and rudiments of making Maple Syrup.
He leaves behind: Sons, Gary (Wendy) Kimble and Jay Kimble, step children; Michael (Judy) Benedict, Rick (Ellen) Benedict and Toni (Steve) Landick; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by: his parents, wives Janet and Mary, sister Betty and brother in law Lewis Kenfield, niece Linda Kenfield, favorite uncle Glen Farthing, cousin Jack Osgood, in-laws Irving and Violent Jordan, brother in law Ogal and Janice Jordan, favorite uncle in law Cecil Jordan.
Visitation is planned from 9:30am until 11am at the St. Edwards Catholic Church on November 29, 2018 with Funeral beginning at 11am. With private burial taking place at Lakeside Cemetery. Memorials in Richard’s name can be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Association or Great Lakes Hospice.
Alzheimer's Association Michigan Great Lakes
564 South Main Street, Suite 200, Ann Arbor MI 48104
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Great Lakes Hospice