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Douglas KimblePassing: February 8, 2024


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Wednesday, February 14th @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, February 14th @ 11:00am-1:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Wednesday, February 14th

MITCHELL – Douglas M. Kimble, 81, left his earthly life on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at Mitchell Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was surrounded by his loving family and Mitchell Manor caregivers.

Born April 26, 1942, in Orange County, he was the son of Harold and Hazel (Newlin) Kimble. He married Janice Arnold on November 17, 1963, and she survives. They were married over 60 years.

Doug was a 1960 graduate of Campbellsburg High School where he played three sports and excelled in basketball. He retired from NSWC-Crane in September of 1996 with over 30 years of service in the engineering field. Doug attended Tulip Street Christian Church and gave his life to Christ on November 14, 2023. He was an avid fan of Coach Bobby Knight and his IU Hoosiers.  Doug enjoyed reading, researching, his fruit trees, and being an expert handyman. Most of all, he enjoyed his beloved grandsons Graham and Samuel.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Kimble of Mitchell; daughter, Stephanie (Steve Burton) Hardman of Mitchell; grandsons, Graham Douglas Hardman of Bloomington and Samuel Marcus Hardman of Ridgewood, New York; sister, Cathy (Junior) Roop of Campbellsburg; brother, John (Wanita) Kimble of Niles, Michigan; sister-in-law, Agatha Kimble of Mitchell; and several beloved nieces and nephews.

His parents; brothers Carl Kimble, Charlie Kimble, Clifford Kimble; and infant brother Thomas Lee Kimble, preceded him in death.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Mitchell Manor with a special thanks to the sweet loving caregivers that treated him like family.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brother Darrin Chastain officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Wednesday at the funeral home.

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14 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Lynn Carr Bradley | McCormick SC
    Date: February 17, 2024
    What a wonderful man. My heart breaks for Janice and Stephanie. May you be comforted knowing he is an angel watching over you. Love you always!
  2. Guest: Debra roop | Clarksville in
    Date: February 13, 2024
    My condolences to the family , my memories are slim, remember when I was a kid seeing my uncle , he will be missed and he was loved , my heart goes out to all who were close to him .
  3. Guest: Matthew Stone | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: February 13, 2024
    Janice And Stephanie and Family. I so sorry to here of your loss. May God bless you and be by your side during these difficult times.
  4. Guest: Julie (Nash) Lowe | Columbus, Indiana
    Date: February 12, 2024
    Janice, Stephanie and Steve, my family and I are thinking of you in your time of loss. Love you, Steph❤ Julie and Mark Lowe and family.
  5. Guest: John Barlow | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: February 12, 2024
    I was saddened to hear about your father's passing, Stephanie. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love and memories you shared.
  6. Guest: Linda Gass | The Villages, Florida
    Date: February 11, 2024
    I want to extend my sympathy to Janice, Stephanie, Graham, and Samuel on this sad occasion. Wishing you peace and comfort.
  7. Guest: Allen Burris | Mitchell
    Date: February 11, 2024
    Stephanie, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family. I am sorry I will not be able to come by on Wednesday, but please know I will thinking of you.
  8. Guest: Ron Chastain | McCordsville, IN
    Date: February 11, 2024
    I am sorry for the family. May God take care of all.
  9. Guest: Cathy Roop | Campbellsburg, IN
    Date: February 10, 2024
    My heart goes out to you Janice and Steph and my prayers go up to our Heavenly Father for you. May HE comfort you. I have one little story to tell about when Doug was 4 and I was 6. We were climbing up an apple tree, he was in front. All at once he stopped and i kept saying go on and was trying to push him on up. He said “ there’s a snake up there”. And there was a big black snake. Memories of childhood are precious. Love you, Cathy
  10. Guest: John Hardman | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Condolences and prayers Janice and Steph! Love you!
  11. Guest: Chris Mannix | Bedford, in
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Sorry for for your loss.
  12. Guest: Keely Thomas | Grove City, OH
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Janice and Stephanie, So sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and the rest of the family. May the Lord give you peace and comfort during this time!
  13. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington, IN
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Janice, Stephanie and family, so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. Prayers for peace and comfort for you all.
  14. Guest: Jackie(Kimble)and Randy Grimes | Salem indiana
    Date: February 10, 2024
    Sending prayers and condolences. Uncle Doug was such a wonderful man and he will be loved and missed.