June 13, 1933 - March 25, 2017
John Brown “Cotton” Kimberly III, 84, died Saturday, March 25, at Gloucester House. The son of Katharine Cartmell Kimberly “Katie” Heath and John B. Kimberly, Jr, Johnnie was born in Gloucester in 1933. Growing up on the North River, he spent his childhood sailing, boating, fishing, hunting, and loved the outdoors. He attended Christ Church School and Randolph-Macon College, and was a Staff Sergeant in the US Airforce. In 1970, he moved with his family to North Carolina where he had a successful career in textile sales. Founder of the Annual ACC Golf and Basketball Tournament in Wilmington, NC, he enjoyed an active social life both there and after he retired in Gloucester to Dundee, on the North River. A fair shot (especially at quail), a good golfer, and a great dancer, he enjoyed his weekly poker games with friends and will be remembered for his charming manners, outspokenness, and passion for University of Virginia basketball. He is survived by his daughter, Katharine “Kit” Kimberly, of New Bern, NC; son John Kimberly, daughter-in-law Kim, and granddaughters Katie and Abby of Tallahassee, FL; and his brother and sister-in-law Brent and Becky Heath of Gloucester, as well as nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and -nephews. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 3 pm at Ware Church in Gloucester, with reception to follow at the Parrish Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Friends of the Dragon Run or Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Arrangements under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Please visit www.hoggfh.com to share condolences and memories with the family.
John Brown “Cotton” Kimberly III, 84, died Saturday, March 25, at Gloucester House. The son of Katharine Cartmell Kimberly “Katie” Heath and John B. Kimberly, Jr, Johnnie was born in Gloucester in 1933. Growing up on... View Obituary & Service Information
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