John Caldwell Timmons, age 73, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at Kobacker House in Columbus.
Born Dec. 21, 1942, in Chillicothe, John was a native of Clarksburg and attended Clarksburg schools, graduating from Clarksburg High School in 1960. He was a member of the basketball and baseball teams, played in the band and was active in 4-H.
After graduating from Marietta College in 1964, he served in the Peace Corps until 1967, teaching school in Asbe Tefari, Ethopia. While there, he was able to travel throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. In 1965 he traveled to Tanzania and summited Mt. Kilimanjaro after a three-day climb.
Following his return from Ethiopia, John taught school in the Columbus Public Schools for several years and enrolled in graduate studies at the Ohio State University.
In 1972, he began farming in Pickaway County, an occupation he continued most of his life. For about three years, he was also a volunteer EMT on the Circleville EMS squad.
He was preceded in death by his father, Pryor Brown Timmons; and mother, Elizabeth Caldwell Timmons.
John is survived by a sister, Ann Timmons Root of Upper Arlington; a brother, Pryor Brown (Donna) Timmons Jr. of Hilliard; nieces and nephews, Beth Root (Chris) Maisenbacher, Ralph (Peggy) Root III, Wesley (Cindy) Root and Bradley Root, all of Upper Arlington; Amy Timmons (Brian) Hague of Wilmette, Illinois, and Laura Timmons (Paul) Schmid of Milford; and many grand-nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in the Ebright Funeral Home, 55 W. Springfield St., Frankfort, with burial to follow in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery, Clarksburg. Friends may visit with John’s family from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, c/o Virginia Tarbill, 230 St. Claire Dr., Chillicothe, OH 45601; the Clarksburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 92, Clarksburg, OH 43115; or to the Kobacker House Hospice, 800 McConnell Dr., Columbus, OH 43214.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal