BEDFORD ---- John V. Kimbley, 88, of Bedford, passed away at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Bedford Regional Medical Center.
Born May 3, 1916 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Henry Trues and Hazel (McKnight) Kimbley. He married Judith Wray on Jan. 29, 1938 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 12, 1988. He married Mildred Long on May 26, 1992.
He retired as a final inspector from GM Powertrain in Bedford and was a member of White River Baptist Church, UAW Local 440 and Farm Bureau.
Survivors include: his wife Mildred of Bedford; two sons, Larry V. Kimbley and his wife Janet (Speer) and Michael W. Kimbley and his wife Dee (Yenne) all of Bedford; four grandchildren, James D. Kimbley of Seymour, Deborah D. Hemmelgarn of Scottsburg, John M. Kimbley of the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in North Carolina and Kristopher W. Kimbley of Bedford; five great-grandchildren, Lindsay Mullins of Jeffersonville, Jena Hemmelgarn and Victoria Mullins both of Scottsburg and Joseph and Megan Kimbley of Seymour; one brother Walter "Bill" Kimbley of Bedford and two sisters, Betty Wilcox and Martha Childers, both of Bedford.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Judith and one brother Jesse Jerold Kimbley.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with the Rev. Perry East officiating. Burial will follow in White River Baptist Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. until the hour of service Saturday at the mortuary.