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Obituaries – 1/31/2020

Arthur Kimble

May 24, 1936 – Jan. 23, 2020

Arthur “Art” Ray Kimble, age 83, from Loveland, Colorado, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Seven Lakes Memory Care Loveland, Colorado.

Grandson Tristan Haas was talking to him about the Broncos, as “Poppy” had one tear fall and stopped breathing.

Art was born in Hecla, on May 24, 1936, to Charles and Gladys Koster Kimble. He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1953

Art married Patricia “Pat” L. Morris on Feb. 14, 1959 and they were married for 59 years.

Art began honing his entrepreneurial and customer service skills at an early age. He provided paper delivery to every family on his paper route.

From there, he started working for the local grocery store, which he purchased by the age of 23 and named it Art’s Superette.

Next came Art’s Service Station and then the development of Art’s Campground, a 50-acre campground in the rolling hills of Southern Ohio. The campground provided many fond memories with family and friends, swinging in the swings, the roar of the kids “Big Wheels,” follow the leader on the mini bikes and time spent around the campfires.

Art was very active in the community. He was a PFC in the Army Ready Reserves from 1956-1958, a founding trustee of the Hecla Water Association and an active member of Mamre Baptist Church at Kitts Hill.

Art had a passion for antique automobiles and was instrumental in helping to form the Iron City Antique Automobile Club in Ironton in 1960, a club that is still active to this day. After losing four antiques in a garage fire, he saw the need for an additional volunteer fire department in the area. He was the first volunteer fire chief of the new fire department – Upper Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Selling his businesses, Art moved his family to Loveland, Colorado in 1974.

Shortly after arriving in Loveland, Art started the business, The Stripper, on West Highway 34 in Loveland, removing paint and rust from metals by dunking them in large tanks.

After selling the The Stripper, Art went to work for Carlson Systems in Loveland, a business that sold construction and shipping supplies. After 19 years of service with Carlson’s as the branch manager, Art decided it was time to retire. Art came out of retirement for a few years to work with his son Larry at Kimble Precision Inc. in Loveland.

After moving to Loveland, Art continued to be very active in the community, delivering meals for the Meals on Wheels program, Stamping Valentines as part of Loveland’s re-mailing program, tourism ambassador at Loveland’s Visitor Center and was a member of Lifespring Covenant Church,

Art was involved with the Loveland Lions Club for 21 plus years, running the train, providing eye tests for school children of Loveland, gathering glasses for the recycling program, the Timber Dan Toy Show, the golf tournament, various hamburger, fries and pancake breakfasts. Art received almost every award presented by the Lions Club, i.e. the Humanitarian Award, Melvin Jones Fellow, Anne Sullivan Award and President award, to name a few, and was recently named an honorary lifetime member.

Art’s love for the antique automobiles never faded. He was a founding member and honorary life member of the “VMCCA” Vintage Motor Car Club of America, Northern Colorado Chapter, which just turned 41 this past year. He was a life member of AACA. Art would gladly offer his Red 1957 Chevy convertible to transport people like Miss Loveland Valentine, Lions Club members or veterans in the local parades.

Art is survived by sons, Max and Larry (wife, Pam); daughters, Cindy (husband, Dave) and Heidi (husband, Russs); eight grandchildren; and sisters, Linda Fisher and Catherine Chatfield.

Art is preceded in death by wife, Patricia; parents, Charles and Gladys Kimble; a sister, Genevieve “Genny” Corbin; and two infant brothers.

Art’s larger than life smile will be greatly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Art Kimble, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Lifespring Covenant Church, 743 S. Dotsero Drive in Loveland, Colorado. A reception will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, in honor of Art, we request that you choose the charity of your choice and give them a helping hand, just as Art would.

Frank Atkinson Jr.

Frank Robert Atkinson, Jr., 80, of Proctorville, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at The Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, West Virginia.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Huntington, West Virginia. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ehallfuneralhome.com.

Donald Scior

Oct. 17, 1930– Jan. 28, 2020

Donald R. Scior, 89, of Ironton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Scior was born Oct. 17, 1930 in Pedro, a son of the late Fred Scior and Wilma Mae Bailey Ackison.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joann (Tomko) Scior.

Mr. Scior graduated from Pedro High School and was a United States Air Force veteran. Don worked at A&P grocery, Tomko Buick and retired as a meat manager for Kenny Cardinal Market. Don was a loving, kind-hearted man, who was willing to help anyone, at any given time.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, John Paul Scior and Martin “Marty” Scior; three brothers, Tom, Eugene and Kenneth Ackison; and a sister, Catherene Shaw.

He is survived by a daughter, Allison Sims, of South Point; three sons, Anthony Scior, of Wheelersburg; Daniel Joseph Scior and Eric Scior, both of Ironton; a sister, Freda Ackison, of Pedro; a brother, Ralph Ackison, of Kokomo, Indiana; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with Father David Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of the service at Phillips Funeral Home.

To offer the Scior family condolences, please visit, www.phillipsfuneralhome.net

Robert Stapleton

Feb. 9, 1953– Jan. 30, 2020

Robert Henry Stapleton went to be with the Lord on Jan. 30, 2020, at Harbor Health Care, Ironton.

He was born Feb. 9, 1953, to Seldon Stapleton and Goldie Stapleton of Pedro. He was a graduate of Rock Hill High School and attended Oakland Chapel Church and Freedom Baptist Church. He was a former carman at CSX Raceland Car Shop.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Seldon and Goldie; uncle, Colonel John Lowell Gornall; aunt, Dorothy Gornall; mother-in-law, Mintie Shope; and numerous other aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his wife, Penny Stapleton, of Pedro; a daughter, Andrea (Ryan) Holbrook, of Portsmouth; three granddaughters, Iliana, Eden and River Holbrook; and father-in-law, William Shope Sr., of Pedro.

Robert was a Rock Hill Band Booster and enjoyed working concession stand and attending the football games. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and listening to gospel music.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Tracy Brammer-Monroe Funeral Home, 518 S. Sixth St., Ironton, with Rev. Lenny Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in Oakland Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., is assisting the family with arrangements.

To offer the Stapleton family condolences, please visit: www.phillipsfuneralhome.net