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Bobbie J. Kimball

March 27, 1952 — September 11, 2020

Bobbie Kimball, 68, was born in Columbus, KS. He lived in Scammon, KS until he graduated high school in 1970. He soon enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Before leaving for boot camp, he married his wife, Joyce Jeffries of Oswego, KS. Bob soon left for Vietnam. While in the military, he traveled around the world. He was stationed in various places with his family including Hawaii, California, Arizona, Tennessee. His most notable was in Washington D.C. where he served in the Pentagon and received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. In addition, he was awarded the following medals and ribbons: Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy "E" Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal with 5 Stars, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with 1 Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with 3 Stars, Secretary of Navy Letter of Commendation, Rifle Expert Badge 4th Award, Pistol Expert Badge 4th Award. He retired in 1991 from Beaufort, SC as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service as an aviation ordinance specialist. After his retirement, he returned to Covington, TN where he lived since 1984. He became a maintenance supervisor for the US Postal Service at the Memphis Bulk Mail Center. Bob leaves behind his wife, Joyce Kimball of forty-nine years; his mother, Blanche Picken of Wilmington, DE; his brother, Bill Kimball of Frontenac, KS; his half-sister, Becky Carnes of Blue Grass, Iowa; four children: Scott Kimball (Katrina) of Eureka, CA; Melissa Pugh (Kenneth), Marsha Kuykendall (Brian), and William Kimball (Tracey) all from Covington, TN. In addition, he leaves seven grandchildren: Jackie Barrom, Dustin Pugh, Elizabeth Pugh, Johnathan Kimball, Lorene Kimball, Ana Kimball, and Alyssa Kimball. He was preceded in death by his father Bill Kimball of Galesburg, IL and stepfather Earl Picken of Wilmington, DE. Services will be held at the Covington Funeral Home in Covington, TN on Thursday, September 17th. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. with the funeral services immediately afterwards at 7:00 p.m. He will have a private burial at the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Collierville, TN on Friday, September 18th with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, he would like donations to be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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