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  • Obit: Samuel E. Timmons

  • Samuel E. Timmons, a renowned citizen of Millsboro, and a devout Christian passed away on April 30, 2012 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE.


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  • Samuel E. Timmons, a renowned citizen of Millsboro, and a devout Christian passed away on April 30, 2012 at Beebe Hospital in Lewes, DE. 
    Born in Dagsboro on March 31, 1919 to the late Clarence and Anna West Timmons, he led a distinguished life of public service as Chief of the Millsboro Police Department for many years.  In addition, he served 60 years in the Millsboro Fire Company, and nearly 40 years in the VFW Ambulance Service. 
    He also was a successful businessman, and owner operator of Sam’s Restaurant.  He found time to actively participate in the Gideon’s; Sussex County Ruritan; Kiwanis Club and Businessmen’s Fellowship; while served a term of office as a Parks and Recreation Board member.  Amazingly, he also found time to serve years ago as a Scout for the Phillies Baseball Organization.  Church was an important part of his life, and he was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church, and served as a Van Driver for Cheer. 
    Sam really loved people, and they loved him.  His antics, his good food, and his service will all be greatly missed. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded by his beloved wife, Pauline Truitt Timmons, and his son, Charles W. Timmons. 
    He is survived by his daughters, Constance G. Rogers, and husband George, of Millsboro; and Jeni L. Coffelt, also of Millsboro; and his son: Ronald E. Timmons, of Seattle, Washington.  He has one sister: Peggy Jones, of Millsboro. Sam also leaves his four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    A funeral service and Celebration of His Life was planned for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Millsboro Fire Hall.  Friends called for viewing and visitation the previous evening, Thursday, May 3, at the Watson Funeral Home.
    Fire, Police and Military Honors were conferred, and the Rev. Ed Wilkins officiated.  Interment followed at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro. 
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to either the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 83, Millsboro, DE 19966  or Zoar United Methodist Church, C/O: Carissa Pepper, 24491 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.
    Arrangements by Watson Funeral Home. Electronic condolences to www.watsonfh.com.

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