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Bobby Lynn "Bob" Kimberlin, 66, Columbus

Bobby Lynn "Bob" Kimberlin, 66, Columbus, a jack-of-all-trades and master of many, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at his home.

Born Oct. 24, 1946, in Burkes Garden, Va., Bob enjoyed the “good ol’ days” where kids would walk 10 miles to school, uphill both ways. That was not an issue for Bob because he skipped most days of school in favor of hunting. A lifelong prankster, he could tell some good stories. He was a true God-fearing Southerner and made sure to read and study his Bible every day. If Bob wasn’t out breaking something on a tractor or working with a horse, he could usually be found in his sewing room or wood working shop. He was the local handyman, always there to help anyone who needed a hand.

Although he thought they were a bunch of yahoos and frequently told them so, Bob loved his children with his whole heart: Kathy (Robert) Noble of Columbus, Ricky (Debbie) Kimberlin Sr. of North Carolina, Joni (Tim) Bean of Columbus, Jessica (David) Deffendall of Tennessee, James (Jessie) Kimberlin of Henryville, and Jacob Kimberlin of Nashville, account for the gray hair on Bob’s head. As much as he loved his kids, he was quick to let you know that he would have skipped the kids and gone straight to his grandbabies if he could have: Stacy (Jake) Findley, Clint and Samantha Noble, Ricky Jr. and Jesse Kimberlin, Wyatt and Addilynn Deffendall, and Reese Bean were the light in his life. He was blessed to be able to enjoy three great-grandchildren, Palik and Walter Findley and Adelina Noble. Bob also is survived by a sister, Joyce Carlson; and two brothers, Jack and Mike Kimberlin. He will also be remembered by his right-hand man and fifth son, Marc Seitz; and numerous other friends and loved ones. After all, Bob never met a stranger.

One son, Micky Kimberlin; his parents, Les and Ethel Kimberlin; two sisters; two brothers; and his best friend and brother, Dewey Kimberlin, preceded him in death.

The viewing will be at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. He will be buried next to his brother, Dewey, in West Virginia. A graveside service is scheduled with family and friends.

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    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 26
    Go Club meeting Wednesday at coffee/tea shop
    3 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 26
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
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    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road