SMETHPORT — David A. “Dave” Kimble Sr., 59, of Valley Crossroad passed away on Sunday (January 16, 2022) at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on April 8, 1962, he was the son of Emmit P. and Carolyn S. Smith Kimble.
Dave was a 1979 graduate of Smethport High School. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served as an Aviation Ordnanceman. After the Navy he was employed by Case Cutlery and Zippo Manufacturing, both in Bradford, for over 24 years prior to retiring due to illness.
He was a member of both the VFW Post 2497 and the Bucktail Post #138 of the American Legion in Smethport. Dave enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, going on joy rides in his truck, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
Surviving is one son, David (Lexi) Kimble Jr. of Smethport; four daughters, Dynah Kimble of Smethport, Brooke (Anthony Cesa) Taggart of Smethport, Heather Kimble of Smethport, and Tanya Kimble in Wisconsin; two brothers, Steven Kimble of Coleville and Carl (Jen) Kimble in Mississippi; and three sisters, Kathy (Amon Brock) Gallagher of Coleville, Brenda (Dana) Gordon of Eldred and Corinne (Tracy) VanVolkenburg of Falconer, N.Y.; as well as five grandchildren, Jordan, Matthew, Wylie, Caden, and Miley.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Stephanie George in 2021.
Visitation will be held on Thursday (Jan. 20, 2022) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred, where funeral services will be held on Friday (Jan. 21, 2022) at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jim Cannistraci officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Farmers Valley.
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