Michael Kimble, 67, passed away peacefully at his home with his children by his side on September 22, 2020, after a courageous battle with a long illness. Mike was born on October 25, 1952 to Clarence and Virginia Kimble.
He grew up in Morgantown with his parents and three older sisters: Nancy Wilkins, Mary Kathryn Holden and Linda Kimble. He graduated from Morgantown High School in 1970 and worked for over 30 years as a career musician, playing the piano/keyboards both as a member of the band Steal the Dark and as a solo act. He later switched gears and worked for the WVU OIT helpdesk until retirement. He was an avid snowboarder, skateboarder, reader, and gardener who forged his own path and built his own house on a hill, where he loved to spend his days.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his loving wife Elizabeth Rodd. He is survived by his daughters, Nicole Wilson and Lauren Ruckle; stepson Adam Hofer and stepdaughter Fran Jones; and his four grandchildren, Norah Wilson, Tessa Wilson, Wyatt Ruckle, and Weston Ruckle.
A private service celebrating Michael’s life will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
The Kimble family has entrusted the care and arrangements to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV.
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