October 18, 2021

LAMAR- Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Oakton United Methodist Church in Oakton, for Timothy Albert Timmons, 69, Lamar, who died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

The family received friends prior to the service, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the church.

Arrangements were under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Lamar R-1 Schools (for the Special Olympics Athletes), in care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com.

Survivors include his wife, Kay Timmons; three sons, Tyler Timmons and wife Kim, Terin Timmons and wife Autumn and Troy Timmons, all of Lamar; five grandchildren, Zoey Timmons, Samuel Timmons, Talon Timmons, Trypp Timmons and Wyatt Rodebush; one sister, Jan Luce, Lamar and his mother-in-law, Allene Phipps, Lamar.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Stan Timmons; his father-in-law, Dale Phipps; a brother-in-law, Jeff Phipps and a brother-in-law, Jack Luce.

Mr. Timmons was born November 12, 1951, in Lamar, to Elmer Duffy Timmons and Frances “Billie” (Lean) Timmons. He married Kay Lynn Phipps on November 25, 1978, at the Lamar Baptist Church.

He worked as a para professional in the Lamar R-1 School System and before that worked at O'Sullivan Industries for 25 years as a lamination supervisor. While working for the school he spent 20 years coaching as assistant football coach for five years (1994/1995-1998-1999), assistant softball coach for six years (2001/2005-2009/2010), assistant baseball coach for 10 years (2006/2007-2015/2016), assistant girls basketball coach for one year (2010/2011), middle school boys basketball coach for three years (2011/2012-2012/2013, 2019/2020), ninth grade boys basketball for two years (2015/2016-2016/2017) and head softball coach for eight years (2010/2011-2015/2016, 2019/2020-2020/2021).