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James Kimmerly

April 14, 1923 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

James Kimmerly Obituary

James W. Kimmerly Sr., known to many as "Little Jimmy", age 100, of Manchester, Ohio, passed away on January 6, 2024. He was born on April 14, 1923 to the late Samuel and Perlina Kimmerly.

He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during World War II, and he was a Pearl Harbor survivor. He was a member of many organizations, including the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Maysville, Kentucky and both the American Legion & VFW of Manchester, Ohio, where he was a past post-commander of the VFW. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

James retired from Chrysler after working there for over 30 years. When he was in his 70's, he started Clogging in his free time and was a member of the Fancy Free Cloggers of West Union, Ohio. At age 93, he auditioned for America's Got Talent with the Fancy Free Cloggers. He befriended everyone he met, and he knew just about everybody. His smile and his sense of humor will be greatly missed by many.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Kimmerly; his son, Charles Kimmerly Sr.; grandchildren: Robert & Marcia Dull; and his siblings: John, Corda, Mintie, Edward, Robert, Thomas F., Bertha, Jeannie, Samuel, Ross and Charles.

He is survived by his children: James W. Kimmerly Jr. and Cheryl Dull; his sisters, Annie Frost and Sarah Parsons; his grandchildren: Charles C. Kimmerly Jr. (Kylea), Christopher Dull and Craig Dull (Denise); great-grandchildren: Curtis, Tony, Sofia and Jordan; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Family and friends are invited to his visitation from 11:00 AM, until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 15, 2023 at Wilson Funeral Home, 35 W. Second St., Manchester.  Burial will follow at West Union Village Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Adams County and Navy Honor Guards.

A visitation will also be held the evening prior from 3:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at Newcomer North Chapel, 4104 Needmore Road, in Dayton, Ohio.

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January 15, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home
35 W. Second St.
Manchester, OH 45144

Funeral Service
January 15, 2024

1:00 PM
Wilson Funeral Home
35 W. Second St.
Manchester, OH 45144

January 15, 2024

West Union Village Cemetery
Pumpkin Ridge Road
West Union, OH 45693


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