William Dever “Bill” Timmons, 92, of Coshocton, passed away, peacefully, on May 14, 2020, surrounded by his family.
The elder son of the late William Dever Timmons, Sr. and Alice Hunt Timmons, Bill was born on August 14, 1927, in Coshocton. From an early age, Bill had a strong work ethic and a high energy level. At five years old, his assigned job was to climb Hay’s Hill every evening in order to bring home the neighbor’s cow. He earned a nickel a trip! Delivering the Coshocton Tribune and working on his family’s farm became his next “career moves.” An avid drummer he, of course, started a band; The “Bill Timmons Orchestra.” The band included several friends and thrived playing “gigs” at The Lake Park Pavilion and at dances throughout Ohio. Upon graduation in the spring of 1945, Bill was drafted into WWII. He served first in the Philippines and later in Occupied Japan as part of the Cryptology Section of The Army Security Agency Pacific (ASAPAC). These early military experiences later inspired him to help initiate the KIA (Killed in Action) bridge naming project in Coshocton County. Bill loved his Country! After graduating from The Ohio State University’s School of Business, Bill worked in sales and manufacturing for Pretty Products, Inc. and Ohio Fabricators, Inc. In 1963, he and his wife Mary founded Yankee Wire Cloth Products, Inc., in West Lafayette, OH, which is an international supplier of filters, strainers, and screens to diverse industrial partners worldwide. “Yankee,” continues to thrive today! A life-long resident of Coshocton and a former deacon at the Presbyterian Church, Bill was known for his quick wit, generosity, and loyalty to his friends and family. Bill and his wife Mary were awarded The Coshoctonian Award in 2012 for their contributions to the community. A devoted family man with a soft spot for animal life, Bill is remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather.
He is survived by his devoted wife Mary (Iseman) Timmons whom he married June 23, 1950; four daughters, Mary Anne King (Tim) of Upper Arlington, Janie Hough of Bolivar, Ohio, Lisa Gibson (Clay) of Coshocton, and Laurie Sarsfield(Tom) of Carroll, Ohio; his grandchildren Jackie King, Julie King and Kevin King; Megs Hough Stacklin (Steve), Anne Hough Joyce (Jonathan), Tyler Gibson, Susan Gibson Hill (Chandler), Jane Gibson, and Joseph Sarsfield; Great Grandchildren Allison, Wyatt and Kyle Stacklin and Jack Arthur Joyce; His brother Bob Timmons (Toni) of Coshocton and his sister Anne Marshall (Stu) of La Jolla, Ca. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters-in-law Martha Rose Timmons and Florence Iseman Finn, his niece Reverend Dorothy Finn and by his son-in-law, Chris Hough.
A private graveside service has been planned for a later date.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to any of the following charitable causes: The Coshocton Animal Shelter 21755 Township Rd 164, Coshocton, Ohio 43812; The Coshocton Presbyterian Church 142 N 4th St., or The Salvation Army, 219 N 4th St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812.
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