Joseph Ellsworth Kimsey, a resident of Redding, California passed away on March 23, 2011, at Sierra Oaks Senior Living in Redding, California. He was 81 years old.

He was born in McCloud, California on May 24, 1929, and lived in Redding, California for one year after moving from Siskiyou County.

Joseph was a mechanic for the U.S. Air Force (retired) and he owned and operated Ted Fay Fly Shop in Dunsmuir for 15 years.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korea and Vietnam eras. He was also a member of the Fly Fishing Club of Sacramento, and the Weed Bowling League.

His hobbies were fly fishing and tieing.

He is survived by his sister, Sharon Hall of Dunsmuir.

A?graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Mt. Shasta Memorial Park, officiated by Pastor Joe Morgan. Burial is at Mt. Shasta Memorial Park.