Dalton, Mass., farrier Eben Orlando Kimball Jr. died Tuesday, June 27, 2017. He was 71.

Kimball served in United States Marine Corps and a longtime Lions member. 

Kimball was a farrier for 44 years. Over his long career he worked on many farms around the Northeast, He was best known for his unrelenting sense of humor, and could be found in the barns telling jokes, recounting stories and laughing with anyone and everyone around.

A private remembrance will be held by the family.

Contributions in memory of Eben can be made to the Lions Club of Washington, P.O. Box 1261 Washington, CT 06793-1261 or the local Dalton Lions Club chapter, P.O. Box 213, Dalton, MA 01226