Christopher Masaaki Kimber, 42, died at home on 3 January 2016 after a long battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a form of blood cancer. He was born at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, on 7 January 1973 and was considered a "military brat". His dad was a munitions loader in the Air Force and they moved consistently during Chris' childhood… Las Vegas, Germany, and finally to Sumter, SC. For all who knew Chris, he was from the South as he grew up in SC. Chris loved to fish and hunt, country music, and great barbecue. He joined the military in 1992 and was an aircrew member on the E-3, Airborne Warning and Control System. Chris loved everything military and was from a family with a long line of military service: grandfather, father, uncle, cousin, wife and now his eldest son Alexander.
He was the husband of Alexis Kimber, who he met in good ole Sumter, SC in 2004 and married 15 April 2006 in Charleston, SC at the Gazebo on the Battery. Chris was the owner of Palmetto Technologies, serving Charleston's audio visual and low voltage needs until 2009, when the family moved to Virginia on military assignment. Chris loved to help others, whether you were stranded on the side of the road or just needed a hand with everyday life situations. He volunteered his time throughout his stay in Virginia as a tour guide for the World War II Vets program and a team chief for the Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. Supporting veterans and their families was something Chris enjoyed and took great pride in… he was all military. Chris is pre-deceased by his mother Yoshie Uehara Kimber, and children, Victoria Morgan Kimber and Katherine Grace Kimber. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his father Robert Kimber, children Alexander Kiyoshi Kimber and Conner Masuro Kimber. Funeral service, reception times and dates will be updated in the near future. No memorial service at this time. In lieu of flowers, sympathies may be expressed in the form of a donation to one of the following organizations: Honor Flight https://www.honorflight.org/, Wreaths Across America: http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/act ... o-sponsor/; Be the Match (http://www.bethematch.org) or Leukemia Lymphoma Society (http://www.lls.org).
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