John R. Kimball
John R. Kimball, 93, of Springfield, died at 3:04 am, Saturday, September 5, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 31, 1922 in Springfield to Gus and Helen Marie Bullock Kimball. He married Dorothy S. Sturgeon on October 8, 1943 and she preceded him in death as well as his parents, son, two sisters and two brothers.
Mr. Kimball was an active member of First United Methodist Church. He served on the Mayor’s Commission for seniors, and the Senior Center Board. In September of 1942, John enlisted in the US Navy in WWII and served in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign and the Atlantic Pacific Campaign. Following an honorable discharge, he worked for Western Electric for 43 years.
He is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (husband, Rick) Smrcina; daughter-in-law, Barb Kimball of Germantown, TN and two grandchildren, Amy (husband, Steve) Witmer of Charlotte, NC and Kent Kimball, Jr of Germantown, TN.
Visitation: 9:00 am – 10:30 am Saturday, September 19, 2015 at First United Methodist Church.
Funeral: 10:30 am, Saturday, September 19, 2015 at First United Methodist Church with Dr. Roger Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery Chapel.