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Obituary: Charles (Charley) Kimbler, 75

Mr. Kimbler was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a bus driver for the Adair County Board of Education for 11 years

Charles "Charley" Kimbler, 75, 5104 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY, (the Fairplay Community), passed away Saturday, October 25, 2008, at his home after several months illness.

He was the son of the late Alpha and Dorothy Mallary Kimber of Ambersdale, WV.

Mr. Kimbler is survived by his wife, Joyce Bledsoe Kimbler, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Three sons: Charles Kimbler, LaGrange, ky; Jerry Kimbler, Louisville, KY; and Timmy Kimbler, Columbia, KY

  • Five sisters: Mae Lesher, West Virginia; Mable Conley, North Carolina; Hazel Davis, West Virginia; Joyce Nelson, Shade, OH; and June Vaughn, Louisa, KY

  • Grandchildren: Candice and Andrea Kimbler, Charles Allen Kimbler; Benji Kimbler, Matthew Kimbler, Cheyanne Kimbler, McKayle Kimbler

  • Great grandchildren: David Lee Baynes, Issis Springer and Jacob Allen Kimbler
Mr. Kimbler was bus driver for the Adair County Board of Education for 11 years and was a US Army Korean War veteran.

There will be a memorial serice held at a later date. The body has been donated to the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Website URL: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.
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