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Sullivan "Butch"

Kimberlin Jr.


January 27, 2016

Arthur Sullivan "Butch" Kimberlin, Jr, 72, went home to be with the Lord on January 27, 2016. He was born in Portsmouth, VA, on August 5, 1943, and had resided in Goshen VA for the past 15 years. He went to Groveton High School in Alexandria, VA, before becoming a professional painter, as well as a professional carpenter and handyman. Butch led a full life and was well loved by everyone who knew him. Throughout his life, he never knew a stranger and was always willing to do whatever he could to help a friend. Preceded in death by his father, Arthur Sullivan Kimberlin Sr., Butch is survived by his mother, Christine Paxton Kimberlin of Goshen; Three children: Chrystal Kimberlin Plaugher of Waynesboro, Arthur Sullivan Kimberlin III, of Goshen, and Kathleen Hewitt of Gainesville; four grandchildren: Jacob Plaugher, Leanna Plaugher, and Haley Plaugher, all of Waynesboro ; and Ben Hewitt of Gainesville . He also leaves behind his friend and caregiver Betty Wilhelm of Goshen, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Surviving siblings include Margaret Fridley and her husband, Jack, of Covington , Pearl Tenley of Perkasie, PA, Erma Lee Forbes of Roanoke, Peggy Stoops and her husband, Bill, of Palm Harbor FL, Barbara Raphael and her husband, Mike, of Fredericksburg , and Gary Kimberlin and his wife, Debbie, of Woodbridge. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 12:00 PM, at Goshen Baptist Church in Goshen with Rev. Scott Reece officiating. Burial of Butch's cremains will take place for his family at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington. A Butch Kimberlin Memorial Fund is being established.
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