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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.

Light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at jewellrittman.com.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.