Glen Edwin Kimes, 85, of Parkersburg, passed away Oct. 22, 2012, at his home unexpectedly.
He was born Dec. 27, 1926 at Belleville, W.Va., a son of the late Herschel E. Kimes Sr. and Oma E. Smith Kimes. He was a 1945 graduate of Parkersburg High School and the Cincinnati (Ohio) College of Mortuary Science. He was a licensed West Virginia funeral director since 1950, and was co-owner and operator of Kimes Funeral Home with his brother, Herschel Jr. for many years. He was a long time member of Trinity U.M. Church, having attended there since the age of five, a member of the Goodwill Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. He was a former member of the West Virginia and the Little Kanawha Funeral Director's Associations and had served in the U.S. Army Peacekeeping Forces at the end of World War II. He enjoyed traveling and spending winter months at their home in DeLand, Fla. He also enjoyed going out to eat with friends and family and talking and joking with people.
Surviving are three sons, Larry G. (Peggy) Kimes, Steven H. (Debby) Kimes and David A. Kimes and one daughter, Janet L. Kimes, all of Parkersburg; one step-son, Steve (Linda) Perry of Washington; four step-daughters, Carolyn (Bob) Bernosky of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Marty (Fred) Hamilton of Washington, Pam Perry of Parkersburg and Sandy (Garry) Murray of Parkersburg; grandchildren, D. Bradley (Kristy) Kimes, Robert C. (Randi Lea) Kimes, Jenifer (Brian) Ault, Angela (Tony) Mohwish, Amy (Philip) Newbanks and April (Jay) Shreeves, Andy (Lenee) Hartleben, Kerri Hartleven (Josh) Holcomb, Christie (Chris) Earley, Tyler Murray, Zack Murray, John Murray and Josh Murray; great-grandchildren, Kayla Kimes, Cass Kimes, Katy Nelson, Sara Nelson, Rachael Ault, Emily Newbanks, Logan Newbanks, Brayden Shreeves, Ameara Mohwish, Tony Mohwish III, Jacob Holcomb, Matthew and Nicholas Earley and Bethany and Lexie Earley; one brother, Herschel E. Kimes Jr. of Parkersburg; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 36 years, Juanita F. Parsons Perry Kimes in 2011; three sisters, Jenoise Kimes Pratt, Joyce Kimes Wilson and Joanna Kimes.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity U.M. Church, 10th Avenue and Thomas Street in south Parkersburg. Rev. David Stilgenbauer will officiate and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 5th St., Parkersburg, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com