SFC John Vincent Kimbell
December 11, 1947 - May 11, 2020
United States Army, Retired
John, Vincent, Kimbell, 72 of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away peacefully with family by his side on May 11, 2020.
John was born on in Detroit, Michigan to the late JB and Carmella (Intorre) Kimbell. He was raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from in Allen Park High School in Michigan. Joined the military and graduated with a Masters degree in Science at Cochise College. John has served the country in the Army for 22 years and retired with the rank of SFC.
John received numerous awards during long and distinguished career. Some of those awards include- Meritorious Service Medal (2) Army Commendation Mal (1) Army good conduct medal (6) National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, MCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3) Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Overseas Service Bars (2).
John was also active in various clubs and community organizations, 35 plus member of Holy Family Catholic Parish at Fort Huachuca. He was the Superintendent of CCD in the early 1980’s, active in the Parish Council and Catholic Apologetics class, as well as the CATHOLICS program. He also volunteered at FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY. John &Greta became members of OUR LADY OF THE MOUNTAINS CatholicChurch, volunteer in the church office for the past 2 years. John is active member of Knight of Columbus Church.
He had worked as a Computer Software Engineer for United States Military for 26 years. He retired in 2015.
On August 27, 1977 in Saint Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Allen Park, Michigan, John married Greta (Panernio) Kimbell.
John is survived by his loving wife Greta Kimbell; their daughter, Stephanie (Tennyson) Avallone; siblings, Mark (Krystalynne) Kimbell, & Angeline Kimbell; grandchildren, Khaleesi May Avallone, Anthony, Amaya, Amadea and Adalynn Kimbell. And his brother- Greg Kimbell and sister in law Margaret Kimbell (any other important members of the family).
He is preceded in death by his parents JB and Carmella Kimbell;
Funeral services will be held at a later date when COVID-19 restrictions have been fully lifted . Interment will follow at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery with military honors been conducted by the Ft. Huachua, Army KiHonor Guard.
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