Gilbert E. Timmons, 83, of Crestline, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at his residence after battling Parkinson’s Disease.
Gilbert was born in Ashville on Dec. 18, 1931, to the late Gilbert A. and Ona K. (Harris) Timmons.
He married Rosie Lee (Medley) on Dec. 24, 1952, and she survives him.
Gilbert was a member of the Church of Christ in Crestline. He was employed by General Motors for 32 1/2 years as a cutter/grinder and retired in 1987.
Gilbert served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post #488, Crestline, a 50-year member of the Masonic Temple #350, Free and Accepted Mason, Shelby, Aladdin Shriners, Columbus, Somerset Lodge #1205, Free and Accepted Masons, Somerset, Texas, Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and Order of the Eastern Star of Ohio – Rizpah Chapter 153, OES, Shelby.
Gilbert enjoyed riding on his farm and gardening both vegetables and flowers. He loved his daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved the cabin in the woods. Gilbert was always willing to help others.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Susan Clime of Bucyrus and Patty Timmons of Crestline; his three grandchildren, Jennifer Ricci of Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania, Scott Timmons of Pelzer, South Carolina, and Katheryn Burgwald of Elyria; his five great-grandchildren, Mallory, Ashley, Gillian, Metta Rose and Amelia; his sister, Donna and Gene Kellermyer of San Antonio, Texas; and his half-brother, Robert and Betty Timmons of Johnsville.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, 223 W. Main St., Crestline. That evening at 5:45 p.m., a Masonic service will be conducted. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, with Adam Witt officiating. Burial will follow in Harrison Twp. Cemetery, South Bloomfield. Full military honors will be given at the graveside by the U.S. Marines and the AMVETS Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.masfh.com.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal