MEREDITH — Roland E. Kimball, 80, a lifelong resident of Meredith, died unexpectedly in his home on October 2nd of natural causes.
Born July 15, 1933 Roland spent all but a few years living, working and playing throughout the Lakes and Mountain regions of NH. Oldest child and only son of Robert and Beatrice Kimball, Roland as a young adult spent four years in the US Air Force working as a trained airplane tech mechanic and 16 years as a reservist. After serving his country in active duty, Roland came home, married and settled down. Roland's formative years were spent working in Laconia at Allen Rogers Corporation where he starred as a tool maker in the wood turning plant. Roland was the proud father of three children, Bruce, Cheryl and Doreen. During retirement Roland explored the great state of NH as an avid hiker and traveler throughout the many natural and manmade attractions that the White Mountain state offers. Roland spent the last several years enjoying the wonders and beauty of his home and property. He was a collector of many things and had a love for cooking, gardening, movies and gatherings with fellow church friends.
Roland is predeceased by his parents but leaves behind many loving friends and family. Roland will be missed by his dear friends Jim and Marilyn Rushton, sisters Roberta and Rita, his eldest and only son Bruce and wife Cindy with daughter and son-in-law Amanda and Tim, sons Trevor and Caleb, Roland's daughter Cheryl with daughter Kayla and son Chad and Roland's daughter Doreen with husband Chris and daughter and son, Taylor and Ryan. Roland had three great grandchildren Braden, Xavier and Emma.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Rd., Meredith. Rev. Gary Mauck, pastor of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport will officiate.
Roland Kimball had a good heart and a strong soul while on this earth and would be proud if you were to make a donation to the Lakes Region CAP program.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. For Roland's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com