Timothy L. Snipes

September 21, 2008

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Visitation:
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/26/2008 14:00:00

Visitation 2:
9/22/2008 17:00:00

Service:
Willard OH 9/27/2008 10:00:00

Timothy Lee Snipes, age 37, resident of Plymouth, Ohio passed away on Sunday September 21, 2008 at the Willard Mercy Hospital. He was born on November 23, 1970 in Willard, Ohio to James Leo and Dorothy (Grizzle) Snipes. He was a 1989 graduate of Plymouth High School and a 1995 graduate of Ashland University with a B.S. Degree in Education. He has been a teacher at the Willard Middle School for the past 13 years teaching 6th grade Science and Math. He also taught at the Texas Migrant Council in the Summer. He was a Middle School Track, Football and Wrestling Coach. He enjoyed golf, sports and a Pittsburg Steelers and OSU fan.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer (Radebaugh) Snipes who he married on June 7, 2008; mother, Dorothy (Grizzle) Snipes; one twin sister, Trena (Brad) Butcher of Shiloh, Ohio; two sisters, Corinna Snipes of Bucyrus, Ohio and Ella (Walt) Kaple of New Washington, Ohio; father and mother-in-law, Nicholas and Kathleen Radebaugh of Elida, Ohio; one brother-in-law, Ryan Radebaugh of Elida, Ohio; one sister-in-law Heather Radebaugh of Hubbard, Ohio; one grandmother-in-law, Jane Crawford of Elida, Ohio; six nieces and nephews, Joe Kaple, Erica Kaple, Lauren Butcher, Chance Butcher, Braden Butcher and Holden Radebaugh; one great nephew, Carson Rader and several aunts and uncles.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Leo Snipes and two brothers, Terry and Paul Snipes.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, September 26, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at the Willard Middle School at 10 A.M. with Rev. Michael Wiechers officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willard Middle School in care of Camp Cheerful . Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com

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THRESEA BLAIR - Jan 6, 2009

I will miss you.

Jerry & Becky - Sep 27, 2008

Trena,Brad,Lauren,Chance and Braden, Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the tragic loss of your loved one Timothy Lee Snipes. You are in our hearts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Jerry and Becky Barber

Rev. Jim Humphrey - Sep 26, 2008

Corina and family,
My thoughts and prayers will be with you through these days ahead. May the Lord uphold you and help you as you go through this time of grief.

rhonda bolen - Sep 26, 2008

I am so sorry to Tim’s whole family.This just breaks my heart.This is a perfect example of what people say “only the good die young” Trina I am so sorry and my heart is with you and your family.I will keep you in my prayers.Love you all Rhonda Bolen and family

Paul - Sep 25, 2008

I used to work with Tim, loading trucks at night at RPS, while we both attended OSU Mansfield. His strength and ethic were matched only by his own good nature. Many miserable nights in the bottom of a broiling hot, or frigidly cold semi-trailer were made bearable by his great sense of humor, stories, and pure ability to listen. I simply do not remember him without a smile. We solved all of the world’s problems and mysteries while in those trailers, building walls out of boxes. One thing he told me that I will never forget was his amazement at how many people avoid eye contact while passing. He told me it was because they were afraid they might have to smile or say hi.

Ernie DeGidio - Sep 25, 2008

Trena, Jennifer, Dorothy and the rest of Tim’s family: I am extremely saddened by news of Tim’s passing. I am very sorry for your great loss. I am also sorry I never got to meet Tim. My thoughts are with you, and I’m praying for you.

Kevin Beverly - Sep 25, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family. may GOD bless this family.

Amy Shakley (Laser) - Sep 25, 2008

Trena & Dorthy, I am deeply saddened to hear of Tim’s passing. My heart breaks for the loss to your family. He touched many lives and will always be remembered.

Trena, Brad, Lauren, Chance and Braden Butcher - Sep 25, 2008

We can not begin to thank everyone enough who have supported us through this difficult time.  The out pouring from the Plymouth-Shiloh and Willard communities has been tremendous.  I pray his students will continue to strive for excellence as Tim would have wanted for all of them.  Thank you to my correctional family at ManCI for all your support.  Special thanks to Ape, Matt, Tracey, Robbie, Steph and James (The Friday Night Lights Crew).  You guys have been the best friends I could ask for.  Thank you again to everyone.  By your support, letters, cards, and food you have made a dificult time a little easier for us to bear.    

Angie Strohm - Sep 25, 2008

Words cannot express how sorry I am that your family has to endure the pain of yet another tragedy in your lives. My heart has been sick this week as I try to absorb the loss of such a radiant soul, I am so proud to say was my cousin. Some of my fondest childhood memories are filled with the sound of Tim’s infectious laughter. Days on the farm with Tim I will never forget. Until this day I have never seen anyone handle a pig quite the way Tim did. I still laugh aloud when I think of him pulling on their tails and swinging them around. He just loved to make us laugh. This world will never be the same without Tim in it. Heaven must have needed a hero. I pray for continued strength for all of you. May you find peace in the comfort of eachother and all who love you.

Margaret Hudson Hoopes - Sep 25, 2008

Tim & my daughter, Dianna were friends in high school. It was a few years ago but seems such a short time and remembered so well. I can not imagine what all the family is going through. You are all in our prayers.
God Bless you

Kendra Cochran - Sep 25, 2008

I had Mr. Snipes as a teacher in 6th grade back in 01-02. He was one of the best teachers i had ever had. He was so fun and easy going and was always ready to crack a joke or make fun of me. In our class I was usually the but of the jokes as i usually deserved. but still he was a fair and honest teacher. He taught me alot more than math and science. He taught me how to be a good sport and how to never give up. I was greatly suprised when my brother told me of his passing. I will never forget him or {BACON}. May you rest in peace Mr. Snipes.

Kendra Cochran - Sep 25, 2008

I had Mr. Snipes as a teacher in 6th grade back in 01-02. He was one of the best teachers i had ever had. He was so fun and easy going and was always ready to crack a joke or make fun of me. In our class I was usually the but of the jokes as i usually deserved. but still he was a fair and honest teacher. He taught me alot more than math and science. He taught me how to be a good sport and how to never give up. I was greatly suprised when my brother told me of his passing. I will never forget him or {BACON}. May you rest in peace Mr. Snipes.

Shawn - Sep 25, 2008

I am so sorry for your loss Trena. I will be praying for you and your family in this difficult time.
May God richly bless you
Shawn Lee

Jamie (Moyer) Fagan - Sep 25, 2008

Trena,Dorothy and family, My deepest sympathies to all of you. I hope the confort of one another and all your wonderful memories of Tim help all of you at his difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joan Cole - Sep 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. “Miss Jenny” was my grandson’s pre-school teacher last year, we are so very sad to hear this news.
Joan & Ray, Chris, Diane & Camron Cole

Mike and Karen (Adkins) Barnett - Sep 24, 2008

To Dorothy, all the family, friends and students:
Words cannot express our sympathy to you at such a sad and difficult time of the passing of your son, father, husband, brother, and sounds like from the other condolences a great friend and teacher. Seems like the scripture on my mind is this
John 14
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Take comfort in knowing a place has been prepared for Tim. Praying for all of you now and in the days ahead.

Jim, Alicia, Ellery and Jack McKee - Sep 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with all who have been touched by Tim’s short, yet full life. He was a friend, a coach, a teacher but most of all a wonderful person. You will be missed, Tim!

Garnetta Owens - Sep 24, 2008

Trena, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless your whole family.

Jennifer Brown - Sep 24, 2008

It was a shock to have such a great loss. Mr. Snipes was my daughters teacher in 6th grade. He was such a nice man. I will keep all of his family and frends in my thoughts. I know my daughter says it’s been a rough week at school this week. May all of you find comfort in your time of need.

Marco Laser - Sep 24, 2008

I have nothing but fond memories of the time I knew Tim through playing football and baseball with him at PHS. He was always fun to be around and was always good for a practical joke. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jason, Dawn, Nicholas, and Taylor Ratliff - Sep 24, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tim’s family in their time of need. Tim was a great teacher, coach, and friend. He was a joy to be around and he will truly be missed.

Tyler Wagers - Sep 24, 2008

I am thankful for having Tim as teacher, a coach, and most of all a friend. Tim you impacted my life greatly and I will never forget the lifting sessions at the rec center we had my senior year, or when I was in your class and you told us you were getting hair and know one believed you and on Monday sure enough you had hair :). I wish I lived in the area still to help in some way but family and friends you are in my thoughts.

Maureen Flora - Sep 24, 2008

Dear Corinna,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. My prayers go out to you and the rest of the family. I read the other condolences and can see that Tim touched many lives and was a positive force in the world. The love he spread to all his students will continue to be passed on from them to others, and will be a lasting legacy.
I send love and hugs to you.

shari (snipes)handshoe - Sep 24, 2008

AUNT DORTHY, JENNY, COUSINS+FAMILIES , I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF TIM. I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ALL MUST all BE GOING THROUGH. (NOR WOULD I WANT TO.) MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU ESPECIALLY AUNT DORTHY AND JENNY. I KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE A MOTHER AND I CAN’T EVEN IMAGINE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING. JUST KNOW THAT THE GOOD LORD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU AND COMFORT YOU THROUGH THIS DESPERATE TIME. JENNY, MY HEART CRIES OUT TO YOU BECAUSE I TOO AM A MARRIED WOMAN AND I FEEL SO MUCH SYMPATHY FOR YOU AT THIS TIME. JUST LEAN ON THE LORD AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND CRY IT ALL OUT. REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES THAT YOU AND TIM SHARED TOGETHER AND DREAM AS MANY GOOD DREAMS AS YOU CAN CAUSE YOU KNOW HE’LL ALWAYS BE BY YOUR SIDE..ALL MY LOVE AND SYMPATHY I SEND YOUR WAY IN LOVING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, LOVE AND GOD BLESS YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW,
LOVE,
SHARI (SNIPES) HANDSHOE

Karen McMurrey & Aaron Barnett - Sep 24, 2008

To the Snipes Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Snipes passing. My grandson (Aaron)was in his class. He really liked him as a teacher. It has really been hard on him as I am sure it has been on all of his students. He will be missed deeply but remembered forever.
Our hearts go out to all of you. May God be by yourside and comfort you in this time of need.
God Bless You All.
Karen & Aaron

Rita J. (Reed) Faidley - Sep 24, 2008

Dorothy and Family we were sorry to hear of your son’s passing. Tim will be missed by a lot of people, he was a good person and excellent teacher.
Our thoughts and prayers are there with you all.
Rita and Mike

Sandy Sparr (Elliott) - Sep 23, 2008

Tim was a wonderful teacher and a great friend. He has touched so many lives and made such a difference in all of his students lives. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. I’ll miss my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Rick, Trish, Ariel and Justin Tarr - Sep 23, 2008

Our deepesty sympathies go out to Tim’s family. Our children attended Willard Middle School a few years ago. May God bless you and be with you during this difficult time.

Shane and Rachel (Hill) McClary - Sep 23, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Jeff Tackett & Family - Sep 23, 2008

I can’t believe I’m writing this note. I’m still in schock and I’m goin to miss my lil’ buddy. I want Jen and all the family to know how much we love them and we’re praying for you. He was such a good guy!!
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Jeff

A. Tyler - Sep 23, 2008

I am very saddened and shocked by Tim’s sudden passing. You could not ask for a better friend and educator. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless you and comfort you.

Brittany Cooper - Sep 23, 2008

I can’t believe that this has actually happened. It’s really hard to believe this. Im sorry for the family’s loss. I had Tim in ^th grade in 2005 and he was the best teacher. I will miss him greatly and his jokes “cooper you dropped your pocket” or “the steelers beat them like ared headed step child sorry brittany” and his saying that was really neat “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t force it to drink”.
Tim was a great teacher. I will miss him greatly. I’ll be praying for comfort for the family.

Jerry & Kathy Armitage - Sep 23, 2008

We are so socked and sadden by Tim sudden passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you Dorothy, Tim’s wife,his family,and all his young students.He will be greatly missed by many.May God give you peace, and give you strength, and comfort you all, during this very difficult time.

Jeni (Putnam) Dailey and Cody Wagers - Sep 23, 2008

Our hearts go out to you Dorothy and all of the family. We are sad and shocked. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Ernie Thompson - Sep 23, 2008

Dorothy, I am so sorry to hear about Tim. You and your family are in my prayers.

Don & Jeannie Berry - Sep 23, 2008

Trena and family – Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Philip Gibson & Family - Sep 23, 2008

My heart breaks with the loss of Tim. I want to express my deepest sympathy to Dorothy, Trena and their entire family. My heart goes out to them. I was fortunate enough to grow up with Tim and Trena. Dororthy and Leo were like a second set of parents to me. Most of all, I was fortunate enough to call Tim my true friend even though he was more like a brother to me in our younger days. Tim was loved by so many people. As you can tell by these postings, he touched everyones life whom he came in contact with. I will miss him greatly. I’m very fortunate to have some very good memories. May God bless the Snipes family and some how find a way to comfort them in this difficult time. Dorothy and Trena, your family will be in my prayers.

Shawn Tindal & Family - Sep 23, 2008

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with all of Mr. Snipes Family through this difficult time. May God comfort you all in this time of need.

Rev. S. T. and Betty Adkins - Sep 22, 2008

Dorothy and Family
So saddened to hear of the loss of Tim. Such a shock. Our prayers are for God to strengthen you and wrap you in his loving arms during this difficult time.

Dennis Doughty - Sep 22, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family, friends, fellow staff members and students. Tim touched many in his young life. We were all blessed to have worked together on the Willard City School team.

Shawn and Erin King - Sep 22, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May God Wrap his arms around you and comfort you in your time of need.

Jari (McKinney) Amburgey - Sep 22, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s whole family at this time. May God comfort you in your time of need.

chris dee dee devin deanna deidra and derek wilson - Sep 22, 2008

To the family of Mr. Snipes. He will be missed so much by everyone! We have alot of memories of him. He was a wonderful person and teacher. My children and I will miss him…..Our prayers are with you now and always.

Ken, Cyndi, Kendra and Craig Shoup - Sep 22, 2008

May God comfort you all at this very difficult time. Tim was a wonderful teacher, coach and individual. He will be missed by many. Our prayers are with you.

Erin Casper - Sep 22, 2008

I am very saddened and shocked by Tim’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God bless you and comfort you.