After mailing in his ballot, Timothy Alan Thomas, 56, made an unexpected but well-timed departure to be with the Lord on October 22nd, 2020 from his home town of Knoxville, TN.
Tim was born on December 15th, 1963 to Cecil and Toby Thomas. He was a Cub Scout, an acolyte at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and a natural athlete. He liked baseball and loved playing football for Fulton High School. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has always been their most devoted fan, for better or for worse. He worked at UPS for five years with his best friend since childhood, Darrell Sproles, who is missing him a great deal right now. Tim then fulfilled a promise to himself to work at the shipping port in Charleston, SC by hiring directly as a stevedore. His career in maritime transportation would take him to Brunswick, GA and Cape Canaveral, Jacksonville, and Tampa, FL, inevitably leading to a promotion to vessel planner. He met captains from around the world, and not one was a stranger. In fact, many of the people reading this likely have something in their homes that Tim was responsible for unloading on the Eastern Seaboard.
He was preceded in eternal rest by his grandparents, Ralph and Helen Hall, and his loyal canine friends, Cocoa and Scooter. He is survived by his mother, Toby Hanna; siblings, Christy Hanna and Aaron Hanna (wife, Kathy); his ex-wife and confidante, Maria Diaz; his beautiful daughters, Jill Thomas, Michelle Bryant (husband, Bryson), and Kathryn Davis (husband, Nolan); grandchildren, Lucy & Samuel Davis and Baby-to-Be Bryant; niece & nephew, Abigail & Isaac Hanna; uncle & aunt, William & Libby Walker; and cousins, Reid Hanna, Janice Fahy, Catherine Oliver, and Cameron Walker.
Because Tim was a life-long lover of the ocean, his earthly remains will be returned to the waters of Florida when the weather is just right to cast off. “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” will most certainly be heard.
“Fair winds and following seas, Tim.”
- Your loving “little” brother, Aaron
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