Timothy Edward Bannecker

August 10, 1954June 16, 2020
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Timothy Edward Bannecker, of Frisco, TX passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the age of 65.

Tim grew up in St Louis, MO where he graduated from Lindberg High School and attended Washington University. While in school, Tim spent many summers working at Six Flags, where he built friendships and a strong work ethic that he would carry throughout his life. He followed in his father’s footsteps and began a long-lasting career with Southwestern Bell Telephone. His job eventually moved him to Kansas City, KS, San Antonio, TX, then Frisco, TX, where he retired from AT&T in 2012.

Tim was married to the love of his life, Mary Alice (Freivogel) for 45 years. Together they had three sons, Timothy Jr., Matt, and Scott.

He was a loving husband and father, a caring and generous friend, and a doting and adoring “Poppy.” A great listener, who could always make you laugh, and made friends wherever he went. He was a man of routine, with a passion for pretzels and a love for Life (cereal).

Tim is survived by his wife, Mary Alice; his brothers, Robert Bannecker (Myrna) and Richard Bannecker ; his sons, Timothy Bannecker Jr. (Ashley), Matthew Bannecker (Julianne), and Scott Bannecker (Jessica); his grandchildren, Drew, Emerson, Eloise and Grayson; and his dog, Oliver.

He is preceded in death by parents, Robert G. Bannecker and Olive Lee Bannecker.

Tim is loved by many, and his wit, generosity, and kindness will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Tim’s honor to Frisco Family Services.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 25, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 26, 2020


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Terri Jones

July 2, 2020

Mary I was heartbroken to hear of the passing of Tim. I worked for Tim in the 1990's in St Louis and we continued to stay in touch after we were all transferred to Texas. I will always remember Tim as a great friend and confidant. He was kind hearted, considerate, funny and a true professional. Most importantly, he was a great family man! May God bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

charles natsch

June 28, 2020

Tim hired me at SWBT and we were co workers and friends for many years. Tim was a natural leader and a mentor to me. I will never forget his kindness, humor, common sense and perspective. He presented me several opportunities which greatly enhanced my ability to support my family. I am truly saddened by his passing and offer my sympathy to his family and friends. Tim always made me smile.

Patricia Kopp

June 27, 2020

Worked with him many years at 6 flags. Played yahtzee at lunch. A wonderful person.

Heather Perry

June 26, 2020

I will miss Tim and our chats at the Tennis Academy. Tim, Mary and I would sit next to each other on the bikes and laugh. I always looked forward to seeing Tim and Mary at the LTA because it helped the time pass faster and made workouts fun.

He was a great role model and always made me feel guilty when I’d pull into the neighborhood and see his silver sedan parked at the club almost every day.

He was a wonderful neighbor and friend and I will miss him so dearly. Lifting Mary and his family up in prayer. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Walter Theiss

June 25, 2020

Tim and I worked together in St. Louis starting in 1988 or 1989. We kept in touch over the years and worked together again in Dallas.
After we retired we would see each other on occasion, including regular attendance at the Dallas Symphony. Most recently saw Tim about a year ago at a retiree golf outing where we shared some memories. Always enjoyed working with him, and as I'm sure his other friends will remember, he was always quick with a joke. A fun guy to be around and a solid business person. Will miss him. Sandy and I offer our condolences to Mary and the rest of Tim's family.

Lillian Baker

June 25, 2020

I was Tim's Admin, at AT&T, for several years. I was both shocked and deeply saddened upon hearing of his passing. We shared many good times together. He was great to work for. He was kind, generous, and most of all quick witted. I think we laughed every single day at work. To Mary and the family, my deepest heartfelt sympathies. We all loved him and will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Larry Barnes

June 25, 2020

If we are very fortunate, a few extraordinary individuals brighten our lives with humor, intellect, empathy, and the ability to lead us through their exceptional work ethic - and their example. Tim was one of these people. It has been 20 years since I worked with Tim, but I have often thought of him, the work we accomplished, and the many hours of laughter we experienced. I am privileged to have known him .

Jerry Smith

June 24, 2020

Tim and I worked together at SBC and ATT, he was always kind, funny and considerate of each person he came in contact with. I was fortunate to reconnect with him 2 years ago and had a great time reliving events from 30 years ago. He was as witty as ever. We will miss him.

Kathy Rehmer

June 24, 2020

I worked with Tim for many years starting in 1979. He always had a quick wit about him and could make you laugh easily. He was kind and you could see how much he loved his family. My favorite memory is meeting him at Ted Drewes for lunch. My deepest condolences to Mary and the boys.

Chris Rice

June 23, 2020

My condolences to Tim’s family. Tim was the consummate professional. He always had a smile, and had a great sense of humor. He was a good leader and mentor for his teams. I enjoyed working with Tim over the years and I know he will be missed by all. He has left us all too soon. May he Rest In Peace.