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James Monroe Timbs, age 73, of 2290 Dug Hill Road in Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away Monday, November 11, 2013 at his home following an extended illness. He was born in Johnson County on January 8, 1940, to the late Ezekiel Amos Timbs and Lessie Ann Stout Timbs. In addition to his parents, his stepmother, Alma Arney Timbs, preceded him in death.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and golfing. He also found a great deal of enjoyment in gardening and tending to a variety of fruit trees. He was also a talented artist. His greatest enjoyment, however, came from the time he spent with his three grandchildren.
He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he enjoyed serving as a greeter every Sunday morning.
He graduated from Johnson County High School in 1958 and he served four years in the United States Marine Corps from 1960-1964. During this time, he served aboard the U.S.S. Fremont, the U.S.S. Chilton, and L.P.H. 8 aircraft carrier. He also spent 22 months stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. Upon returning to Johnson County in 1964, he accepted one of the first open positions at Iron Mountain Stoneware and worked there for many years. He retired from Film Processing Corporation in 1992.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Sue Cornett Timbs of the home. He is also survived by two sons: David James Timbs and wife Anne Peterson Timbs, of Mountain City; and Daniel Alan Timbs and wife Chassie Brown Timbs, also of Mountain City. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Nathan David Timbs, Sidney Rebekah Timbs, and Katelynn “Katie” Gladys Timbs. In addition, he is survived by two brothers and one sister: Joe Timbs and wife Betty, of Lenoir, North Carolina; Herman Timbs and wife Betty, of Mountain City; and Lucille Brown and husband Harvey, also of Mountain City. He is also survived by eleven nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 3390 Roan Creek Road, Mountain City, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 14. Services will immediately follow visitation with the Rev. Jim Norman and Rev. Scott Plyler officiating.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 15 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Norman and Rev. Dan Little officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Jim McCulloch, Danny Herman, Duane Peterson, James Brown, Mike Pryor, Harvey Brown, and Tony Griffith. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Wilson, Bill Worley, Johnny Arnold, Joe Herman, and members of the Men’s Sunday School Class of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Music will be under the direction of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church choir. Special music will be provided by Donna Fritts and Linda Morefield.
The family also expresses deep appreciation to members of the Johnson County Rescue Squad, Amedisys Hospice, and the doctors and nurses of the Veteran’s Administration Medical Center at Mountain Home.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 2290 Dug Hill Road, Mountain City, TN.
As requested by the family, arrangements are in the care of Mountain City Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family through our website at