John W. Kimman
John W. Kimman
  • May 16, 1925 - October 28, 2017
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Colonel (Ret) John W. Kimman, Jr., 92, died at home on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He was born on May 16, 1925, in Fredericksburg.
Bill Kimman, son of John W. (Jack) Kimman and Mary G. Kimman, graduated from James Monroe High School in 1942 and attended VPI before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in WWII with the 91st Division, 348th Field Artillery. On returning from his WWII service, he enrolled at Clemson University, graduating in 1948 with a B.S. in Textile Manufacturing.
After graduation from Clemson, Bill taught math at King George High School for two years before being recalled to active duty in 1952. Deciding to make the Army (Quartermaster Corps) his career, Bill would go on to serve overseas in Korea, Vietnam and France, as well as many stateside installations.
During his Army career, Bill earned a M.S. in Textile Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, MA and a M.S. in Education from VCU, Richmond, VA.
Upon retirement from active duty in 1981 with 30 plus years of service, Bill went on to teach Math and Science at Stafford High School for five years. After this retirement, he enjoyed reading, traveling and fishing on the banks of the Rappahannock River.
His community service included acting as lector at St. Mary Catholic Church, membership and Past Presidencies with the Fredericksburg Host Lions Club and the Retired Officers' Association.
Bill is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille Clift Kimman; children Patricia Paquette (Leonard) and John W. Kimman, III (Cathy); grandchildren Christine, Jack, Mary Catherine, Joey and Tommy Kimman, and Zachary Armstrong; sister Mary A. Sutton; nieces Georgia Buchannan (Michael) and Caroline Morris (Fred).
A funeral mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 1:30pm with reception following at the church hall. Private burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fredericksburg Host Lions Club, 4520 Gerber Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.