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Lowell Neil Kimberlin
January 31, 1939 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 79)
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The journey on this earth for Lowell Neil Kimberlin completed on November 26, 2018. He closed his eyes in peaceful slumber, to wake up in the arms of his Lord and Savior. Neil was born the 7th out of eight children, to Robert Dewey and Willie Lee (Barnard) Kimberlin, on January 31, 1939, in the New Hope Community.
Neil grew up in Antlers, until he joined the Navy in 1956, at the age of 17. There he started out as an Electrician's Apprentice and worked his way up to an Electrician Foreman. He travelled the seas of the world. In 1960, he went for service on destroyers. Among the distant lands travelled were France, Italy, Scotland, England, Japan, Greece, Spain and many others. He served in Vietnam and the Cold War. In 1965, he left the Navy to start a family.
He worked for American Airlines in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Brown & Root. In his later years he worked for Jerry Nowell in Antlers, Oklahoma. After retiring, he became active in the VFW. He served in the VFW Post #3658, in Antlers, Oklahoma and then in the VFW Post # 8316, in Hugo, Oklahoma. This was his family and second home.
His passions were his children, cows, and feeding raccoons on his front porch. He loved raising cows and scratching these babies of his.
Neil is preceded in death by his parents. Also preceding him are his four brothers: Robert Dale, Edward Leon, Glenn Wayne and Gary Dean Kimberlin. Two sisters also went before him: Crystal Juanita Kimberlin and Beulah Louise (Kimberlin) Carter.
He is survived by one sister: Marcella Wagner of Antlers, Oklahoma; one son: Eric Kimberlin of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and one daughter: Melissa Taylor and husband David of Sasakwa, Oklahoma. Also surviving him are his grandchildren: Holden Ginn and wife Brittany of Idabel, Oklahoma, Nicole Nelson and husband Zach of Hugo, Oklahoma, and Hayley Osse and wife Jazelle of Hugo, Oklahoma; great grandchildren: James Lowell, Eric Odestas, Baby Ginn (on the way), Kira Fay, Raya Kathleen and Zachary Paul; along with many nieces, nephews and a host of family and friends.
Memorial Services will be held 11 AM, December 29, 2018, in Hugo, Oklahoma, at the VFW Post #8316, with Dr. Randy Willingham officiating.
Honorary pallbearers include his brothers at the VFW Post #8316.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VFW Post #8316 in Hugo, Oklahoma.
Donations may be made to:
VFW Post #8316 P.O. Box 811, Hugo OK 74523 Tel: 1-580-326-6316
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