Theodore L. Timbs

Apr 16, 2014

April 10, 1912 - June 26, 2007

WAKEMAN - Theodore L. "Thee" Timbs, 95, of Wakeman, died Tuesday at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.

He was born April 10, 1912 in Wakeman to the late George and Bertha (Crawford) Timbs.

He was a lifelong resident of Wakeman. He worked construction as a heavy equipment operator for about 45 years.

He was a member of the Wakeman Congregational Church, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, a former member of the Wakeman Grange. He was a Wakeman volunteer fireman for 51 years, having served as Fire Chief for 35 years. He was also a member of the Wakeman schools Athletic Booster Club, a member of the Western Reserve Ruritan Club, and a former member of the Wakeman Kiwanis. He was very community and civic minded.

He is survived by his daughter, Beverly (Leroy) Stober of Wakeman; sons, Neale (Marlene) Timbs and Gale (Lynda) Timbs, all of Wakeman; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles Timbs of Wakeman; a sister, Thelma Coonrod of Norwalk.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Selina Timbs in 2004; an infant grandson, Mark Ralph Timbs; and brothers, William, Edwin and Harold Timbs.

Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wakeman Congregational Church, 14 E. Abbott St., Wakeman, with the Rev. Edgar Shelly officiating. Burial will follow in Wakeman Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the church.