07/02/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Carl Timberlake

Carl R. Timberlake
(d. 30 June 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Yet again we have sad news to report. Carl Timberlake, father of Marian ("Sissy") Timberlake Gitchell ('57) of FL, William ("Bubba") Timberlake (‘58) of VA,  Martha ("Puddy") Timberlake Reichard ('62) of MS, and Carol Timberlake Rozhon ('65) of FL, has passed away in Newport News at the age of 93.

  From Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/02/07 - "More sad news.":

Hi, Carol:

You probably have already received this sad news, but just in case it has not reached you, here is a notice:

Marion Timberlake Gitchell's father passed away Saturday.....

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Joe Madagan ('57) of FL

   I did see the obituary, Joe, and thought he must be their father, but I've jumped to the wrong conclusion before.  Thank you for affirming this sad news for us.  I'm so sorry to hear it.

From Puddy Timberlake Reichard ('62) of MS to Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 07/01/07:


I have dreaded to write this email; I have no phone number for you. But Daddy passed away sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning in his sleep. I know he is so thrilled to me with Mama, but I am so selfish and hate this all! He was coming for my grand opening of my new Tea Room later on this month. I called him every morning on my way to work. He was my rock.....

From  Karrin Williams Frankie (Warwick HS - '61) of VA - 07/02/07 - "Puddy Timberlake Reichard Lost her Dad":

  Patty (Andrews) Mays ('61 - of VA) called me yesterday to say they had announced that Carl Timberlake had died sometime Friday night or Saturday morning. He was 93 and is the father of Puddy (Martha T. Reichard).

I talked to Puddy about 5PM and she was at the airport coming into to town and will be staying at her dad’s home in Hidenwood.

There is a small obit in today’s paper stating the graveside funeral will be Friday at 1PM.

..... These are the classes I think they were in. Might be wrong

Martha (Puddy) ‘62

Carol ‘65

William (Bubba) ‘58

Marian (Sissy) ‘57

   Thank you, so much, Karrin.  I'm very saddened to hear this news, but I greatly appreciate your detail.

From the Daily Press - 07/02/07:

          Carl R. Timberlake

  NEWPORT NEWS - Carl R. Timberlake, 93, died Saturday, June 30, 2007. He was the widower of Eleanor Watson Timberlake. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Peninsula Memorial Park. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home. 

Published in the Daily Press on 7/2/2007.


From the Daily Press - 07/03/07:

          Carl R. Timberlake

NEWPORT NEWS - Carl R. Timberlake, 93, husband of the late Eleanor Watson Timberlake, died Saturday, June 30, 2007, at home. Carl was a lifelong Peninsula resident and a member of the 24th Street Church of Christ, now Northside Christian Church. He was a former member of Smithfield Church of Christ where he served as Elder, Deacon and Song Leader. He retired from Newport News Shipbuilding. Survivors include his daughter, Marian Gitchell and her husband, Robert, of Panama City Beach, Fla.; son, William Timberlake and his wife, Joy, of Gainesville, Va.; daughter, Martha Reichard of Ocean Springs, Miss; daughter, Carol Rozhon and her husband, Jeffrey, of Panama City Beach; 15 grandchildren, Kimberly Gitchell Van Atta of Montebella, Va., Lisa Gitchell Jones of Lewisville, N.C., Carl Leigh Gitchell of Annapolis, Md., Robert Scott Gitchell of Annapolis, Bryce Burl Timberlake of Shenandoah Junction, W. Va., Andrea Timberlake Tomasulo of Lawrenceville, Ga., Lora Celeste Timberlake Schalow of Centerville, Va., Blain Thomas Timberlake of Richmond, Lori Dynes Staples of Newport News, Douglas Reed Dynes of Clinton, Utah, Heather Reichard Jenkins of Madison, Miss., Kelly Reichard McQuade of Longmeadow, Mass., Lindsey Rozhon Johnson of Kennesaw, Ga., Jenifer Rozhon Barfield of Charleston, S.C., and Carrie Rozhon Bolen of Raleigh, N.C. and 23 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted by Pastor Larry Jones at 1 p.m. Friday in Peninsula Memorial Park. In Carl's memory and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northside Christian Church Building Fund, 1300 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA., 23693. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/3/2007.
Guest Book

Mr. Timberlake was a great man, a great Christian and an inspiration to me and my wife.
We will miss him but we also rejoice in that he and his bride have been reunite, and are "HOME"!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
In HIS service,
John & Cyndi Hefner
John Hefner (Hampton, VA) - July 2, 2007
We are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. One of my fondest memories of Carl was when he would say that he and GOD did it together. What a precious man! I will not be able to attend the graveside services because I am with Jason and Brooke in Georgia and their two newborn, twin sons (Jacob and Thomas). GOD bless you. Love in Christ, Patty Thomas
Patty Thomas (Poquoson, VA) - July 2, 2007

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to the entire Timberlake family at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Lead, Kindly Light

Words: John Henry Newman, 1833
Music: John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

"Lead, Kindly Light" midi (MIDI sequence copyright © 2002 Brian M. Ames) and lyrics courtesy of http://junior.apk.net/~bmames/ht0320_.htm - 12/20/04

  Downloadable Sheet Music (Craig Petrie's TTBB arrangement) available at http://www.petriefamily.org/ldsmusic/pdfs/leadkind.pdf - 01/01/04

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

Marine Corps Seal clip art courtesy of Herbert Hice of MI - one of my Famous Marines who served in the South Pacific during WWII.
Thanks, Herbie!

Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06
Thanks, Al!

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