Johnson City Press Thursday, April 24, 2014


Published December 13th, 2013 10:43 pm

Herman Timbs, age 69, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on August 31, 1944, to the late Zeke and Lessie Stout Timbs. In addition to his parents, Herman was preceded in death by his brother, Jim Timbs; and step mother, Alma Timbs.
Herman loved football and was a fanatical Tennessee Vols Fan. He also enjoyed watching the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys.
He worked for Burlington Industries for many years. Herman had also worked for the Johnson County Rescue Squad for many years. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and working in his gardens. Herman was a member of Vaughts Gap Baptist Church.
Herman is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Betty Timbs; daughter, Penny Timbs; son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Melissa Timbs; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Harvey Brown; sister-in-law, Wanda Timbs; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Betty Timbs; grandchildren: Adam Timbs and Dalton Timbs; special friend that Herman claimed as a grandson, Daniel Helm; special niece, Ashley Wilson; several nieces, nephews and cousins and many special friends.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2013, at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chuck Morefield and Pastor Mack Arnold to officiate. Special Music will be provided by the Vaughts Gap Baptist Church Choir.
The family will receive friends from 12:30-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Graveside Service and Interment will follow from the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Coleman Brown, Jerry Brown, Tommy Neatherly, Tom Icenhour, Mike Pryor, Bob Stout, Eddie Rhymer and Jason Wolfe. Honorary Pallbearers are Harvey Brown, Martin Vickers, D.L. Brown and Dr. Robert Griffith and Staff.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial contributions in Herman’s memory be sent to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 571 Laurel Road, Mountain City, TN.
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The family of Herman Timbs has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home of 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.