SOUTH PARIS — Franklin D. Kimball, 78, passed away Monday, Sept. 17, at his home under the care of his loving family and granddaughter, Krystin Noyes, CNA.

He was born in Sweden, Nov. 29, 1933, the son of Luther and Madeline Kimball. He was educated locally and went into the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

He was a truck driver for Wilner Wood Products for 17 years. He then leased and operated Kimball’s Texaco on Main Street for 19years. He later operated Kimball’s Quik Stop in Market Square until he retired.

After retirement, he worked many parttime jobs, the last being a volunteer driver for Western Maine Transportation until this past January when he was diagnosed with his illness.

He leaves his wife and soul mate of 51 years, Charlene; daughter, Karen Dodge and her husband, Chip; grandchildren, Krystin Noyes and Kobe Dodge; a son, Jeff Kimball and Cara Billings; grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor and Travis Kimball; family loved ones, Emily and Stephen Billings; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; brothers; sisters; and a granddaughter, Ashleigh Noyes.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.chandlerfunerals.com.

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