In Memory

Timothy Athey

Timothy Athey





After courageously battling a brain tumor for over fifteen years, Tim left his dearly beloved wife and a legion of loving friends, honorably surrendering himself unto the peaceful arms of the Lord. He left this life on October 2, 2016. Tim was at home in the care of his wife and Hospice Savannah’s Angels on Earth.
Tim was born in Coshocton, Ohio, on January 7, 1948, and grew up in Newark, Ohio. He spent the majority of his life in the Midwest and Florida, enjoying the last ten years of his life in Savannah, Georgia.
Tim graduated from The Ohio State University, a devoted Buckeye fan. He proudly served in the United States Navy in Naval Aviation, attached to the USS Coral Sea and the USS John F. Kennedy. During the Vietnam War, he flew F4 and F14 aircrafts, earning his call sign “Heater.”
After holding positions with national logistics firms, he founded Athey and Associates, a consulting practice specializing in logistics and supply chain management, advising distributors for international retail chains.
Tim was a member of the Skidaway Presbyterian Church and the Kiwanis Club. In his retirement, he became a free lance writer.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn, and Sophie and Savannah, their Labrador Retrievers who never left Tim’s side.
The Memorial Service will be held on January 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Skidaway Presbyterian Church, 50 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, Georgia 31411.
The family suggests that any remembrances be made in his name to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416.
Tim will be remembered for his passion for life, his spirit for creating fun for all, and his devotion to his faith and his wife.
The twinkle in his eyes and his infectious smile will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

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08/07/17 10:40 AM #1    

Beth Copeland (Crist)

Tim loved to tease and was a big 'ole flirt. He could always make you laugh. Remembering him will always make me smile. smiley

08/07/17 12:04 PM #2    

Millie (Milda) Hampton (Yantis)

I have such wonderful memories of Tim from North Newark.  I re-connected with him a few years ago via e-mail through "".  At that time, he told me he was not well, but he didn't complain.  In spite of that, we had several lovely conversations reminiscing about special times we shared.  I'm glad I was able to talk to  him that one last time.

08/07/17 12:35 PM #3    

Becky Deuschle (Tooley)

I was saddened to hear of Tim's death. He was such a pleasant guy and I will never forget his smile. My thoughts and prayers to his wife. Bless you



08/07/17 01:45 PM #4    

Donna Balding (Hara)

My heart breaks to hear about Tim's death.  He was so much fun and was always laughing and teasing  such a great guy  I started corresponding with him via this wonderful website and he mentioned he had health issues but never said what they were  my deepest sympathies to his wife and family  he was a special and dear person he will be missed  donna (balding) hara



08/07/17 02:16 PM #5    

Stephen Foxx

I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Tim was one of the first guys I met when I first moved to Newark. We both lived in Morgan Manor so we spent alot of time together. Tim was always a real character and he had a great sense of humor and a very outgoing personality. With me being new to Newark, he always made me feel welcome. May God bless Tim and his entire family.

08/08/17 01:09 PM #6    

Linda Anderson (Leffel)

I am also saddened to hear that Tim has passed away...looking at his sr. picture, with that ornery grin. is truly him..he was fun-loving. My first memory was meeting Tim when we were in 6th grade, I believe. Our parents were friendly, we went out to dinners and I remember him teasing me... think he was my first crush, actually!                                                          So sorry for his family and many friends, gone too soon...

08/08/17 05:32 PM #7    

Jim Reed

I remember Tim as a really good guy. Good personality. Polite. I had not stayed in touch with him

through the years but a couple of years ago he sent me a note through this website saying I had

lived a good life-referring to my profile here. I responded back but did not hear from him again.

Jane and I were going through Savannah sometime ago. I had his address with me from the NHS
book to look him up. Unfortunately, we never connected on that trip... I am sorry to say. Tim was

one of the good people that came into my life.

08/08/17 05:52 PM #8    

Barry West

I think I was 11 year old when I met Tim.  He was areally good, nice person.  I am so sorry he has moved on. Especially since I have lost the opportunity to tell him all the things I should have said.  Everyone, Seek out those that brought JOY to your lives and tell them thanks,,,,, while you can tell them in person.  We are losing too many opportunities lately.

Tim,  God Bless You and Your Family.

Until We meet Again,



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