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Lloyd C. Tims Sr.

Nov 23, 2018
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Services:

11:00 AM, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church, 426 Sumner St., Waterloo

Visitation:

5:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, November 30, 2018 at Antioch Baptist Church, 426 Sumner St., Waterloo

Cemetery:

Garden of Memories Cemetery with military rites

Memorials:

to the family

Biography

After fighting a good fight, the Lord called his servant, Lloyd C. Tims Sr. home to glory at the age of 92 on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Lloyd was born on December 19th, 1925 in Meridian, Mississippi, son of Floyd and Endia Hodges Tims.

He married Ora L. Fisher on July 27, 1949; she preceded him in death on May 14, 2010.

Lloyd served in the United States Navy during World War II as a Steward’s Mate 1st Class. He saw action in the Pacific Theatre-specifically in the Philippine Liberation area and was awarded a World War II Victory medal.

After working various jobs, he found permanent employment with John Deere where he worked 30 plus years, retiring in February of 1981.

Lloyd was a member of the Waterloo American Legion Becker Chapman Post #138.

Lloyd was a long-time member of Antioch Baptist Church where he accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He served in various ministries including Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, the Brotherhood, Zone Leader, Gospel Chorus and the Male Chorus. He was ordained as a Deacon, by Reverend Samuel Davis, and served in this ministry for over 50 years. He was fondly called Deacon Tims by most who knew him.

He enjoyed singing at different venues with the Jesse Cosby Senior Center group, fishing, gardening, cooking green and visiting friends and family. He truly never met a stranger and would speak with anyone and everyone he encountered. He loved spending time with all his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he would do anything for. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Survived by: 2 sons, Lloyd Jr. (Kimberly) Tims of Waterloo, IA and Ricardo Tims of St. Paul, MN; 2 daughters, Marian Allen and Brenda Tims, both of Waterloo, IA; 9 grandchildren: Victor (Gina) Allen of Davenport, IA, Denise Allen of Waterloo, IA, Ricardo Tims Jr., Shaunteè (Charles) Harvey of Minneapolis, MN, Christopher (Katie)  Tims, Charles Tims of Waterloo, IA, Imanuel Tims, Hope Tims and Isaiah Tims of Minneapolis, MN; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by: wife, Ora L. Tims; a daughter, Genola Tims Miller; a grandson, Andre D. Tims; a great-grandson, Victor Michael Allen; 7 brothers: Jesse, Lovell, Cleo, Ollie and Robert Tims and Willie and MaeWeather Holmes; and 2 infant sisters.

 

A special thank you to our sister, Marian Allen for being Dad’s primary caregiver and medical advocate for the past three years.

 

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  1. Raye Journigan | Nov 29, 2018

    To Lloyd and Kimberly Tims and family. Please accept our sincere condolences. It's never easy losing a loved one to death. May you all find the comfort and emotional strength needed to endure. I once had a friend who lived next door to Mr. Tims and he spoke highly of him. My friend had a garden and Mr Tims would help him out with advice and weeding. He will truly be missed. All is not lost though, God in his great wisdom and love for the human family has promised a resurrection of those in the grave, we therefore have a real hope of being reunited with our deceased loved ones to life on a paradise earth.-

    John 5:28, 29 Luke 23: 43

  2. Shirley Kohler | Nov 28, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Tims passing.  I grew up on Niles and Keystone, my mother was Gladys Norte.  She was so fond of Mr. Tims, as was I.  He always had a good story to share....or just to visit with us.   My condolences to his family.  He will be missed by so many folks.....  Shirley Kohler
  3. CHAD VAN DYKE | Nov 28, 2018
    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF SUCH A GREAT LOSS IN YOUR FAMILY.WE WORKED IN THE SAME DEPARTMENT AT J-D IN THE EARLY 70'S AND WE WOULD CROSS PATHS OVER THE YEARS.. IT WAS ALWAYS GREAT TO VISIT AND CATCH UP..WE HAD ALLOT OF FUN AT WORK AND LLOYD WAS ALWAYS UP BEAT..I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIM SINGING AS HE WORKED AND THE TUNES ARE FRESH IN MY HEAD YET TO THIS DAY.. REST IN PEACE OLD FRIEND!! CHAD VAN DYKE
  4. RayJean Robinson Corey | Nov 28, 2018
    My prayers and condolences to the Tims family. May you walk in peace as Mr Tims goes to be wih our Heavenly Father. Rest in Peace a Faithful Servant  of God.
  5. Vapordeal Sanders | Nov 27, 2018
    I don't always think, "we've lost a senior citizen - pillar - of our community", however with Mr. Tims I'm feeling the emotions of it. As a child he was one of Antioch's church leaders/deacons that regularly encouraged me with kind words, regularly smiled at me, regularly helped shape my capacity to talk with adults, regularly helped build my sense of black self-esteem, and regularly spoke of God. He was consistent when I grew-up and I thank God for seeds he sowed in my life that reaped a good harvests. Although I can't be with the family during Mr. Tims home-going celebrations my spirit will be in communication with God on your behalf. I am confident that Mr. Tims is with our Heavenly Father because of his faith walk, Hallelujah! May you also walk in such peace and blessed assurance. May God grant the pleasing prayers that Mr. Tims prayed for his children, grands, great-grands etc. and all his family.

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