Minden Press-Herald

Wednesday
Sep 03rd

Joe Reather Timmons

Joe_TimmonsFuneral Services for Mr. Joe Reather Timmons, 78, will be held Saturday, October 8 at 11 a.m. in the Kennon's Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Winzer, officiating. Interment will follow at the Sheppard Street Cemetery.

Joe Reather Timmons was born Feb. 17, 1933 to Mr. Alex Timmons and Mrs. Rochelle Brantley Timmons in Minden. He received his educational training from the Webster Parish Public School System.

He united in holy matrimony with Miss Margaret Phillips in 1971. He helped in the rearing of a daughter named Helen whom he loved very dearly.

His hope in Christ was confessed at New Light Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Charlie R. Winzer. He was a very quiet man that read his Bible on a daily basis.

Mr. Timmons worked and retired from Louisiana and Arkansas railroads after giving better than 30 years of service.

He departed this earthly life at approximately 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Erie Timmons; one sister, Johnnie Mae Herod; one nephew, Leonardo "Leo" Carter; several aunts; and one uncle.

He leaves to cherish memories his wife, Margaret Timmons of Minden; daughter, Helen Phillips Clayton of Irving, Texas; sister, Casine Timmons Carter of Shreveport; two grandchildren, Michael Clayton of Plano, Texas and Yumika Clayton of Shreveport; 13 great-grandchildren, Celia Clayton, Michael Clayton, Jr., Ashley Clayton, Je'Cory Clayton, Ja'Qualon Clayton, Ja'Kezuha Clayton, Tahira Clayton, Thomas Clayton, Tatayana Clayton and Tenderlon Clayton; Jamahd White; three great-great children, Akrya Clayton, Armani Clayton and Cameron Howard; a devoted niece, Freddie L. Shaw, Shreveport; three step-brothers, William Washington, Walter (Billie) Washington Houston, Texas and Freddie (Irene) Washington, Seattle, Washington; two step-sisters; Donnie Mae McKinney and Dorothy Gene Washington (Joe); one step-grandchild, Jacquelyn Lee; special cousins, Albert W. Taylor, Jr. and Gatha Smith; special and loyal friend, L. B. Taylor; several nieces, nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 7 in the chapel of Kennon's Mortuary from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Services are entrusted to Kennon's Mortuary. Email condolences may be sent to kennonsmortuary@suddenlink.net.

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