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 Updated 05/25/13 06:55:12 PM

April 28, 2012  Colleyville, Texas
by Nelson Thibodeaux
Long Time Colleyville Resident Rob Timmons Passed Away Tuesday

Rob Timmons
April 1, 1946 - April 25, 2012

Rob Timmons, a long time resident of Colleyville's Caldwell's Creek neighborhood passed away after a short battle with Wegener's disease on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 just 24 days after his 66th birthday.

Rob had an unexpected turn early on Monday night after spending the evening with his wife Linda watching a Texas Ranger win on his hospital room television.  He had been in good spirits and determined to regain his health.

Visitation was held on Sunday, from 4-6 PM, at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. The funeral service was Monday at 12:30 PM in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel, another memorial service will also be held in Tucker, Georgia. Rob was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on April 1, 1946.

Rob played basketball in high school and graduated from L. D. Bell High School in 1964. He attended North Texas State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and played Varsity Basketball. In his senior year, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a chronic illness that affected him the rest of his life.

He went on to receive a degree in Marketing in 1969. Rob was active in sports, was an avid tennis player and fisherman. He met his Wife, Linda, through a friend and neighbor; they married in 1975. Rob and Linda never had children, but through their shared love of animals they cared for a number of pets including several beloved cats and dogs. Rob worked for the State of Texas for many years. After retiring in 1998, he moved on to volunteering. He served on the Board for Metroport Meals on Wheels for several years.

Mayor David Kelly on left and Rob at a 2005 Colleyville Candidates forum
Rob was passionate about his caring for his adopted home of Colleyville, Texas and was active in many civic activities and campaigns throughout the years.

Rob was described as a feisty fighter throughout his life and illness. He remained optimistic to the end.
Rob is survived by his loving wife, Linda; his mother, Charlene Timmons of Georgia; brothers ,Chris and Eddie, sisters, Leslie, Kathy and Diana, several brothers and sisters- in- law, an aunt and uncles, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends.


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