Richard (“Dick”) Monroe Timblin of Duluth, GA went home to be with the Lord on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Born on March 31, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, he was the son of Richard and Mary Timblin. He was predeceased by his parents and his beloved brother Gary. He is survived by his wife Diane of Duluth; his daughter, Jenny (Chris) Parish of Spring Hill, TN; his son, Dan (Stephanie) of Signal Mountain, TN; his two grandchildren, Ben and Brady Monroe Timblin; nephews, Gary (Tara) and Marc (Kim) and niece, Christine (Dan) Hankey.
Those that knew Dick were drawn to a gentle, modest, giving man and were always greeted with a firm handshake and genuine smile. He walked his earthly life with a calm, gracious demeanor, seeking to provide, protect and support above all else.
Dick put himself through college, attending night school at SUNY Buffalo, while working days at Western Electric with the hope of creating a better life for his young family and those around him that he cared for. He loved and served his country with honor and distinction in the U.S. Army.
Dick and Diane embarked on many journeys together across this country and overseas. His tireless work ethic and her support revealed new and exciting paths that helped the family grow and thrive together—from New York to North Carolina to Arizona to Oklahoma to Thailand and Georgia. At each location, Dick found new and increasing ways to provide, support and give through his personal and professional efforts and interests. He led two distinguished careers as a professional, 38 years with Lucent Technologies and 14 years with TenCate Geosynthetics. Dick is remembered, not as a co-worker, but a just man that shared his knowledge, experiences, wisdom and care in unique and unassuming ways.
He was seen on or around tennis courts and ball fields as a young father, actively coaching, mentoring and listening and always cheering appropriately. As a grandfather, Dick was seen racing between ballfields—so he did not miss the play of the grandsons that he cherished—and putting his hand on their heads to let them know how proud he was of them, in victory and defeat. In his neighborhood, he was seen walking his dog Izzy and tending to his home and yard that he meticulously cared for, which reflected his happiness and the mindfulness he held for those around him.
At his request, the family will honor his life privately. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a contribution to The Atlanta Humane Society (Duluth), 2148 Duluth Highway, Suite 100, Duluth, GA 30097 or to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.billheadfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, (770) 476-2535.