OBIT – W/PIC – James Timmons

ROANOKE – James Andrew Timmons, 94, passed away Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at his son’s home in Roanoke. Mr. Timmons was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Chicago Ill. He was a resident of Hacienda Village in Mission for the past 15 years. He was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a B-17 bomber pilot in the European theater in WWII. He was a former restaurant owner.

Mr. Timmons was a member of the Masonic Lodge and served as grand master. As an active member of the Methodist Church, he served as a lay leader, was head of the Dinner with Friends at Mission First United Methodist Church for 18 years, started churches in Mexico and served as a Sunday School teacher and in numerous other capacities in his church service throughout his life.

Survivors include his wife of 75 years, Harriet; children, Mark, of Roanoke Diana, of Fort Wayne Ind.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Mission on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. His remains have been cremated.

The family has requested memorial donations be made to the Dinner with Friends program in lieu of flowers.

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