Dann S. Timmons, 63, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on October 25, 2016 at home in Windham Township. Dann was born on November 17, 1952 to Sterling and Jean (Miller) Timmons. Growing up in Auburn Township he developed a love for agriculture. Dann soon became an important member of the family farm and had an amazing ability to recall every cow and their records. Active in 4-H, Dann served on the state dairy judging team and was the first president of the Junior Ohio Holstein Association. In 1971, Dann graduated from Kenston High School where he was involved in National Honor Society, the marching band, and the wrestling team. In 1974, he graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Dairy Science. While attending college, he worked in the dairy barn, proudly calling himself a “farmer.”
Dann married his college sweetheart Cathy Jones on June 8, 1974. Together they built Rocky Maple Farm in Garrettsville, working side by side while starting their family. In 1986, he received his law degree from Akron University and was admitted to practice in 1987. Having a true love for helping others, he approached his law practice the way he did everything in life, with a special compassionate sense of fairness. Dann proudly called himself a “country lawyer” and continued to farm while practicing law. In addition, he served on the Windham District Fire Board and after serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals, was elected Windham Township Trustee in 2001. He was dedicated to serving as trustee and enjoyed every meeting. Dann was also a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Windham.
Dann was a mentor to many. He was always willing to give legal and agricultural advice to his clients, friends, and family. He loved to carry on these conversations to include his favorite topics of farming, politics, his children and grandchildren, and sports. Dann was an avid sports fan. He loved the Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians, but his favorite sporting events were high school games. Until recently, he was a staple at Windham High School basketball games referring to them as his “beloved Bombers.”
Dann’s greatest joy in life was truly his family. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Cathy and their children: Casey (Ben) Blewitt of Garrettsville, Jason (Jess) Timmons of Lewis Center, Adam (Maggie) Timmons of Garrettsville, Bailey (Clinton) Watters of Garrettsville and his nine grandchildren: Andrew, Nathan, Danniel, Matthew, Hannah, Jack, Juliette, Price, and Hannah Blewitt. Dann will also be greatly missed by his brother Terrell (Sue) Timmons and sister Polly (Bob) Fenton, both of Loudonville, along with his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Sterling and Jean Timmons, his in-laws Clifford and Ellen Jones, and his brother Tommy.
Until the end, Dann continued to farm on evenings and weekends, always maintaining his special sense of humor and passion for life.
Memorial Visitation was held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Mallory-DeHaven-Carlson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8382 Center St., Garrettsvile, Ohio and Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10-11 AM at Windham Congregational United Church of Christ, 9029 North Main St., Windham, Ohio. Memorial Service to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016, 11 AM at the church with Pastor Connie McCambridge officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dann’s name to the Windham Schools Brick by Brick Scholarship Fund, C/O Superintendent, 9530 Bauer Avenue, Windham, Ohio 44288 and Great Lakes Caring, 1530 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44313.
“May your heart always be joyful. May your song always be sung.”
? Bob Dylan