Charles Edward Kimble

May 9, 1937 - March 28, 2008

05/09/1937 - 03/28/2008

Past Services

Saturday April 12, 2008
11:00 am
Chapel of Mary and Joseph on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit Unversity
Washington Ave
Wheeling, WV 26003

KIMBLE, Charles Edward “Charlie”, 70, of Wheeling WV, died Friday, March 28, 2008 of complications from cancer. He was born May 9, 1937 in Littleton WV to Charles Owen and Belva Williams Kimble. He was preceded in death by his father in 1998 and his mother on March 7, 2008, and brothers, Thomas and Douglas.
He is survived by five children, Charles B. Brian Kimble of Big Wheeling Creek, Mrs. Barry Kelly Beck of Martinsburg WV, Michele Kimble of Wheeling, formerly of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. Derrick Marianne Lakeman, Portland, Oregon, and Patrick Kimble of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Judith Ann Lufft of Wheeling; his fiancé, Jacque Kreitzer of Wheeling; one niece, fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his black lab, Yorko, and many loving friends, neighbors and extended family.
Charlie was retired from Ormet Corporation and in his retirement worked as a beloved barman at Wakims in Elm Grove. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Elks, an avid golfer, music lover, dancer, funnyman, gardener, tinkerer, and cook. Charlie had a smile and a hilarious one-liner for everyone he met.
The family would like to thank Charlie’s treatment team at Wheeling Hospital’s Oncology unit, Dr. Irwin, Valley Hospice, and especially Jorge A. Garcia MD of the Dept. of Solid Tumor Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic who offered not only good medicine but hope and love throughout Charlie’s five year journey. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Cleveland Clinic or Valley Hospice.
Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass which will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University. There will be a Celebration of Charlie’s life immediately following at Camp Russell, Oglebay Park.
Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Anderson Bethel Cemetery, Littleton WV. Arrangements by the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St. Elm Grove WV. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Marlene Toward
8 years ago

Brian, Kelly, Michele, Marianne and Patrick

Many years have gone by but I want each of you to know that your dad was very special to me. He had a way of making me feel special when I was around him. He made me laugh when I was down. The summer of ’67’ will long be remembered by me and yur dad played a very big part in it. I know that the lose will be great but remember “he is in a better place”. May God bless you at this difficult time.

Your cousin, Marlene Toward

Don 'Sparky' Marx
8 years ago

Chuck & i go a long way back as we worked together at ormet in the late 50″s & did a lot of socializing together, later we became neighbors in north park, i am saddened of your loss, i would like to express my deepest sympathy to you, Don ‘Sparky’ Marx

Bob Holliday
8 years ago

Dear Brian, Michele, Pat, Marianne, & Kelly,

I was sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know Charlie well but I remember every time I was around him he always had a joke and a kind word. I hope you all are doing well.


Christine Emerson
8 years ago

Dear Kimble family,

I am sorry about the loss of your father. Thinking of you…


Barbara MacDonald
8 years ago

Dear Michelle,

I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss. The tribute was very descriptive and I feel you have many of his outstanding qualities. I am certain he appreciated your return home to help him on his journey. I miss you but know that is where you needed to be. God Bless you and yours during this time and always. Miss you, Barbara MacDonald, aka Bmac P.S. There will be a long overdue letter to you soon.

Michael Queer
8 years ago

I was very saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time of grief.

Scott Roeder
8 years ago

I’m so soory to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and paryers are with you all.Remember all the fond memories on Decatur riding on the side of the Volkswagon….Love,Scott

Marge & Lou John
8 years ago

Kids, its been a long time but you and your family have never been forgotten. Everytime we look up at the hold homestead I can picture you kids and how much fun our kids had with you – lots of good memories – We are sorry for your loss! Goodbye old neighbor we are going to miss you.

Tom & Jean Heestand
8 years ago

We are keeping your family in our prayers and our church family is tooand are thankful that you are a warm and loving family and have each other to lean on. Many blessings. Tom, Jean & Bekah

Kathryn Marie Berlinsky
3 years ago

To the Kimble family. Nicole and I loved Chuck with all our hearts. The memories we shared will never be forgotten.