Michael W. Timmons 66, of Frankfort, IN, died at 6:06 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at St. Vincent Frankfort Hospital. Born December 11, 1945 in Frankfort, to the late William & Barbara (Hobbs) Timmons. He married Constance Balser on November 30, 1968 and she survives. Mr. Timmons received his BS degree in 1968 from Indiana University and his MA degree in 1972 from Ball State. At I.U. he was member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, the marching Hundred, I.U. Foundation, president and director of I.U. Young Republicans. He taught at the Community Schools of Frankfort for 35 years and coached at both the junior high and high school levels while teaching. Mike was an official for the IHSAA in both track and cross country and worked as an official for the NCAA as well. Upon retiring from the community schools of Frankfort he supervised student teachers for Indiana University Bloomington and taught classes at I.U. Kokomo. His memberships included; First Christian Church of Frankfort, life member of Indiana University Alumni Association, NFA and Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Assoc., Indiana Teachers Assoc., volunteer instructor for the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources “Hunter Safety Program”, Frankfort Moose Lodge #7, where he was past governor and a member of the Fellow Degree there, member of Clinton Masonic Lodge #54, Royal & Select Masters and Knight Templar Orders there, past Commander American Legion Post #12, Sons of the Legion Squadron #12, La Society 40 & 8 and past Chef-de-Gare. Mike served in the 218th Educator and Training Command of the U. S. Air Force from 1964-1965. He was a member of the Frankfort Clinton County Civil Defense/Emergency Management for 38 years and served as its director for 24 of those years. Mike was an Eagle Scout and spent several years as an adult leader in Mulberry Scout Troup 336 and the Crossroad of America Council Firecrafter Organization. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and other outdoor activities, was an avid football fan of I.U., Wabash College and the Indianapolis Colts. He also spent several years as a civil war re-enactor as a member of the 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was named “Distinguished Hoosier” by Gov. Evan Bayh, “Citizen of the Year” by the Frankfort Times, “Outstanding Hoosier Educator” by the Indiana General Assembly, listed in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”, named “Outstanding Graduate” by the Emergency management Institute of Emmetsburg, MD Mike always said, “I hope I made a difference while I was here”.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.
Wife: Constance Timmons of Frankfort
2 Sons: Chip (Stephanie) Timmons of Crawfordsville and Brad (Michelle) Timmons of Greenwood
Brother: Gregory Timmons of Indianapolis
4 Grandchildren: Landon, Drake, Cade and Ella