Kimball, Jeffrey Allen
Jeffrey Allen Kimball, 50, left us to fly with the angels on Friday, February 26, 2016. Known for his gentle smile and peaceful spirit, Jeff was generous with his kindnesses, and his gift of being able to fix anything. A skilled carpenter, mechanic and designer, Jeff’s highest skills went to screen printing for his friends and neighbors in Floyd.
A lover of nature, animals and electric guitars, Jeff enjoyed 16 years with his wife and life mate, Michelle Bankey. In addition to Michelle, Jeff is survived by his parents, Jack and Emma Kimball of New Baden, Ill.; two sisters, Karen Kimball of New Baden, Ill., and Patti Kritzer of Omaha, Nebr.; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and countless friends who feel blessed to have known him.
The son of a career Air Force officer and hurricane hunter, Jeff loved the part of his childhood spent in Puerto Rico, and as a young man moved to St. Augustine, Florida. Jeff came to Floyd in 1999, and his carpentry skills helped create several Floyd landmarks, including Oddfella’s Cantina, the FloydFest site, and Republic of Floyd. The beautiful Red Rooster coffee bags seen throughout the region are the work of Jeff’s hands and heart.
A celebration of Jeff’s life will take place in the spring. Condolences may be sent to Michelle Bankey, P.O. Box 683, Floyd, VA 24091.