John Chandler Kimbel, age 82, of Ten Mile

John Chandler Kimbel, age 82, of Ten Mile, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 3, 1933 in Ten Mile and has been a lifelong resident of Roane County. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and also founder of Tri-State Auction & Reaity Company where he had worked as an Auctioneer for over 35 years. John was a lifetime member of National Auctioneers Association & Certified Appraisers

Institute. Prior to his auction business, John ran a lumber mill for 25 years. In his spare time he enjoyed farming and raising cattle. Preceded in death by his parents, Hundley & Reba Crabtree Kimbel; son, Wayne Kimbel; daughter, Regina Kimbel; son-in-law, David White; brother, Lewis Kimbel; half-brothers, Hundley Kimbel, Jr. and Robert Kimbel; sister-in-law, Louise Wyrick; brother-in-law, Larry Johnson.


Loving wife of 65 years Mary Johnson Kimbel of Ten Mile


John Kimbel, Jr. & wife, Carolyn of Kingston

Sandra White of Ten Mile


Janie Hall & Levi Burnum of Kingston

Dustin Kimbel of Harriman


Stephanie Wright of Kingston

Janice White of Dickson

James Savage of Jacksboro

Kristie Seymour of Kingston

Michelle Thompson of Knoxville

Ten Great-grandchildren


Rebecca Freeman & husband, Galen of Augusta, GA

Connie Turner & husband, Doug of Augusta, GA

Louise Hamby & husband, Charlie of Kingston

Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law

Ruth West & husband, Gilbert of Loudon

Shirley Dawson & husband, Henry of Loudon

John Johnson & wife, Dora of Loudon

Sue Brown of Charlotte, NC

A host of extended family and friends

The arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced as soon as the information becomes available.  Online register book can be signed at . Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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