Commander Danny R. Kimberlain, Jr. USN

Commander Danny R. Kimberlain, Jr. USN, Ret., 63 of Arlington, Virginia, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington.

He was born July 7, 1954 in South Carolina, son of Nancy Fuller Kimberlain of Spartanburg, South Carolina and the late Danny Roger Kimberlain, Sr.

He served in the United States Navy  for 22 years. During his tenure in the U.S. Navy, he proudly served on the USS Wainwright, USS Kidd, USS Peterson and the battleship Iowa (BB-61). He was Principal Assistant Program Manager of the Surface Ship Modernization Program.

He is survived by a daughter, Heather K. Kimberlain of Broadway; two sons, Timothy D. and his wife Dana Kimberlain of Mt. Jackson and Tyler L. Kimberlain of Tokyo, Japan; a grandson, Mark Axl Kimberlain; he is also survived by his former wife Gina L. Kimberlain; a sister, Millicent Kimberlain Ruppe and her two children, Cheyenne and  Ronan of Gaffney, South Carolina. His other nieces and nephews are Tessa Quade , Arlie Shugaar and Zach Cornwell.

The funeral service will be Monday, July 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Solomon’s Lutheran Church with Susan Lance Minister.

Pallbearers will be Grayson Getz, Jesse Griffin, Dwight Shelton, Ryan Duncan, Eugene Bulatko and Gilbert Kraine.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial and Tribute Processing Center, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Virginia, 23058-5216.

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9 Condolences to Commander Danny R. Kimberlain, Jr. USN

  1. Thomas Harrison says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. I am also sorry that I was not able to be there Sunday evening. It is time to share your stories and moments with your family and friends. Again, our thoughts are with you Heather and your family. THMS Staff

  2. Michael McCrave says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Dan was a great shipmate to work with for 10 years in the OPNAV staff. He will be missed.

  3. RADM Christopher J. Paul, USN (Ret.) says:

    Dear family and friends;
    I served with Danny aboard USS Kidd (DDG-993). He was a great engineering officer and shipmate. Danny was always quick with a quip. His great love for the United States Navy was only surpassed by his love for his family. Danny…Fair Winds and Following Seas!!

  4. Tom Crowley says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Dan provided a wealth of knowledge and support to the Surface Warfare team. He was great to work with and had my deep respect. My heart goes out to his family.

  5. Jeff Edgar says:

    Dan was a great man and a friend to all. Quick wit, smart and a gentleman in everything sense of the word. I will miss him.

  6. Lisa W. says:

    Deepest condolences to Dan’s family. He was a kind and caring person whom I had great respect for. Dan will be missed by all who knew him.

  7. Paul Rosbolt says:

    Danny and I served together on the OPNAV staff in the early 90′s and kept in loose touch thereafter. Great guy who put his heart into our Navy. He will be missed. Condolences and prayers for his family

  8. Tracey P. says:

    Deepest condolences to Dan’s family as he was truly a treasure and one of a kind. He always had a great sea story, sharp as a razor wit and a can do attitude in the office. Could just as easily diffuse a tense situation, as well as roll-up his sleeves and do the heavy lifting without skipping a beat. Dan spoke lovingly of his family, especially his children, and talked about his great love of the outdoors and mountains. Serving the Navy was something in his blood. He was a great man and friend who will be missed tremendously. Rest In Peace.

  9. STGC (SW) Keith Ellmaker USN Ret. says:

    My deepest condolences to the Kimberlain family for your loss. I served with Dan while he was the XO on USS Peterson (DD-969). He was a great man and an outstanding XO. It was an honor to know and serve with him.

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