Howard Timmons

Howard Edward "Butch" Timmons

1954 - 2020
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Howard “Butch” Edward Timmons, of Havre de Grace, Maryland, passed on October 3, 2020 at the age of 65.
Mr. Timmons was born in Havre de Grace to Howard Lee Timmons and Myrtle Elizabeth Ione Griffith. He was the devoted husband of Deborah Lynn Timmons, together for 40 years. Mr. Timmons was the father of Felicia Marie Johnson (Dennis), Katie Corun (Ron), Rebecca Faith Timmons, Howard “Heater” Edward Abraham Timmons, I, Preston Nathaniel Sanders Timmons, I, (Storm Hall), grandfather of Nicole Sue Smith, Dennis “DJ” Johnson, and Stephen Johnson, and great-grandfather of Isabella Marie Siler. He was the brother of Deanna Rembold, Sharon Timmons Simon, and Bonnie Bryant. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Timmons was a professional drummer playing in bands such as Sudden Storm (Scratch), Shooting Star, Silverado, Maria Rose Band, and Clueless. His bands opened for Porter Wagoner, Charlie Pride, and Lee Roy Parnell. He had the opportunity to play with Philippé Wynne and played a showcase with The Whispers, and Peaches and Herb. While with Sudden Storm, he played at several places including the Sheraton in Delaware, The Tally Ho in Wilmington, DE, and The Ritz in Baltimore, MD. They also played private parties for professional boxers Joe Frazier and brothers Michael and Leon Spinks. He also worked as a painter for Army Lodging at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

Along with his love of music, Mr. Timmons enjoyed crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy, playing shuffleboard as well as coaching and playing in his pool league. He was a member and volunteered at the VFW Post 8126 and American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace. Mr. Timmons was a past member, volunteer, and commander of Sons of American Legion Post 128. He loved being with family and friends. He was known for playing Santa Claus.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 5-8pm at Zellman Funeral Home, P.A., 123 South Washington Street in Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 11am. Interment will be at Harford Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Upper Chesapeake Foundation, Kaufman Cancer Center, 500 Upper Chesapeake Drive in Bel Air, Maryland 21014, or Amedisys Hospice Care, Attn: Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way, Suite A, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 8th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
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  • Service

    Friday, October 9th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, October 9th, 2020 11:00am
    Zellman Funeral Home, P.A.
    123 South Washington Street
    HAVRE DE GRACE, MD 21078
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Harford Memorial Gardens
    3839 Aldino Road
    ABERDEEN, MD 21001
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Cathy Sawyers

Posted at 02:30pm
We are sad to hear about the passing of Butch. It was always a joy to talk to both at shuffle board at the VFW.
Our families prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

God Bless,
Bill Asmussen, Cathy & Carol

Jeff and JoAnne Trun

Posted at 05:52pm
We were very sad to hear about Butch's passing. We always liked Butch, and considered him to be a good friend. We will miss him.

You are in our thoughts and in our prayers during this very difficult time of loss.

In Christ's love,
Jeff and JoAnne

Sandy, Heather, Tammy & Family

Posted at 09:45am
With heartfelt condolences,
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jackie jean

Posted at 05:18pm
To say goodbye to you feels so unreal , To know you wont be here with us anymore is just heart breaking , you fought the good fight and left this world on your own terms surrounded by family and there is no better way to meet the lord , I have a feeling of contentment knowing your with Nanny and Poppop and at peace , I know one day we will meet again some how, some where, until then Rock on ... I love you forever ...

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Posted at 01:23pm
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