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Cheston Berrong Kimsey, Jr.

Obituary Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Cheston Berrong Kimsey, Jr., age 80, of Sautee, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2022.

Mr. Kimsey was born on August 19, 1941, in Ocilla, Georgia, to the late Cheston Berrong Kimsey, Sr. and Betty Candler Kimsey.  He was a graduate of Emory with a doctorate degree in dentistry.  Although he was a dentist for 55 years, don’t call him doctor.  Cheston’s true passion was his company that he founded, ICEBREAKER, Inc. Hunting Apparel and ICEBREAKER Boot Blanket, which he invented.  He loved being in the great outdoors, whether it was cutting trees with a Stihl chainsaw or planting and moving ferns.  Being that he loved Fridays and hated Mondays, we could say that now everyday is a Friday for Cheston.  Family tradition is important and he enjoyed the family deer hunt the week of Thanksgiving each year.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to The Oaks at Scenic View for their exceptional care and compassion.  In addition to his parents, Cheston was preceded in death by his loving wife of 44 years, Gertrude “Trudi” Kimsey; and his beloved dog, Mac.

Survivors include his children, Berrong Kimsey (Lori), Greg Kimsey (Gail), and Keith Kimsey (Adriana); mother of his children, Barbara Schaeffer; grandchildren, Tonya Fowler (Jason), Chris Kimsey (Cydia), Candler Kimsey, Karson Kimsey, Cameron Kimsey, Ashley Kimsey, Alec Kimsey, Amber Kimsey; great-grandchildren, Phoebe Fowler, Griffin Fowler, Isabella Kimsey, and Luca Kimsey; brother, Bill Kimsey (Linda); sister, Alice Moulton; many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Sunday, March 20, 2022 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at

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