Timothy J. Woods, Jr.
December 15, 1971 – October 31, 2018
When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. He will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. He was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with him throughout his life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Timmy was an individual who clearly communicated to those around him just who he was and what he was all about. Everyone acquainted with Timmy knew him as a well-respected man who was a stable force in his community.
Timmy was born on December 15, 1971 in Long Island, New York, to his parents Tim and Jerrie Woods; but, raised in Henderson, Nevada. Even as a youngster, Timmy learned to be objective and decisive. His faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that he carried with him throughout his life.
As a young boy, Timmy was able to put his natural abilities to work. He was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to make sure that the others did what they should do and that they avoided those things they weren’t supposed to. Timmy was raised with his younger brother, Travis. He had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, allowing for the oldest members to be the most respected and to take on the most responsibility. For Timmy, this was a natural order of life, one he gladly embraced.
Timmy's matter-of-fact attitude about most things was developed during his childhood. As a young boy, Timmy enjoyed being part of teams, and organizations and groups of other kids who shared similar interests. Timmy took part in baseball. In his spare time he liked collecting baseball cards and picking on his little brother, Travis.
Timmy graduated from Basic High School in 1990. He enjoyed some courses more than others, but his favorite class in high school was Physical Education. Coach Crine was very influential and instrumental in developing Timmy to become an All Star Pitcher. Timmy went on to continue his education by earning his bachelor of arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Timmy was sociable and approachable. Because he was always so straight forward in how he approached relationships, friends and family knew that what they saw was always what they got. He enjoyed the camaraderie of being with a group of friends. When Timmy was a member of a group, his interaction worked to keep the others grounded. He wasn’t afraid to confront his friends and, when necessary, he challenged them to stick to the task at hand. Those close to Timmy came to expect his high standards of performance. While growing up, Timmy had many friends. Later in life, he became friends with everyone he met.
An objective and conscientious individual, Timmy reveled in the security of his family. On October 22, 2014, Timmy exchanged wedding vows with Kerri Maxey on the beach of a remote island in Belize. One of Timmy’s most endearing qualities was his uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries.
Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Timmy was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. He was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, Timmy was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. He worked cooperatively and expected the same from his colleagues. In both his personal and professional environments, Timmy upheld his standards. Timmy was employed by Clark County for 17 years as a Juvenile Probation Officer. Timmy was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”
Throughout Timmy's life, playing baseball was a passion. later in life, while continuing to play baseball, he then added a love for golf. He also was a devoted sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were the St. Louis, Cardinals; New York, Giants, and his favorite college football team, Alabama - Roll Tide!
Timmy always put others needs before his own, graciously accepting a “thank you” extended to him by those he helped. However, individual recognition wasn’t a motivating force for Timmy; rather, when he saw that there was a need to get something done, he was more than willing to give his time and energy in order to see it accomplished.
Timmy was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. His current furry children were: Jade, his schizophrenic Sheba Inu; Bama, his furry jerk cat; and Ala, the sweetest baby cat ever.
Timmy passed away on October 31, 2018 at Henderson, Nevada. He is survived by his wife, Kerri; brother, Travis; nephews Trevor and Dylan; and niece, Kayla. Services were held at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary. Timmy was laid to rest at Palm Henderson Cemetery.
All who knew him would agree that Timmy was a pillar of the community. He lived his life with his feet firmly on the ground. He had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in his thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. He was willing to share his ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Timmy Woods did his best to ensure that his family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life he touched was given the chance to become a better person.
In Lieu of flowers, please send donations via check or money order to Compassion Care Hospice; 7842 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89117.
Compassion Care Hospice
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- Celebration of Life Friday, November 9, 2018
Timothy J. Woods, Jr.
November 10, 2018
Wow, haven't spoken with you since I retired. My "BAMA" buddy, We definitely had great laughs and times working together.
I'm extremely saddened to hear that that you passed over but God has a place for you my Bros. I pray for strength and understanding during this difficult time for your family members .
Tim you were a great guy in my eyes and it was truly a pleasure to work with you and to share both comical and serious conversations.
Rest Well Amongst Our Ancestors and God.
Much Love and Respect,
Shawn "BIG CAM" Campbell
As Always, "ROLL TIDE "!!!!!
November 8, 2018
When Tim was "courting" Kerri, he would come to the window at the office and look around for her, but he got me instead! He tried to be "cool" about it, but we started suspecting that he was looking for someone else. He and Kerri made quite a team! She changed him and we saw that change in his countenance. He became a happier person because of her influence. He slowly evolved into a really nice guy! We will sorely miss him. He had a special sense about others and knew when there was something amiss.
When we attended Nikki Krieger's funeral services, he came over and gave me a hug. I will never forget that feeling that he knew and cared about me and lifted me up! May God bless and keep you both always in his care and may you be comforted that love is eternal.
November 6, 2018
I didn’t know Tim well, but the times I did interact with him I could tell he cared about the kids he worked with. Knowing Kerri is all I really need to know about him, because she is one of the kindest people I know and she certainly wouldn’t have married anyone who didn’t have a similar heart for people. We are so saddened by what she is going through with his loss.
November 6, 2018
I enjoyed working with Tim, he always had a great sense of humor and quick wit. He was always professional and wanted the best for kids and the best for those he worked with. Tim is the kind of person the world could use more of. My condolences to his family and all of those close to him.
November 5, 2018
Our condolences for the Woods family. May God be with your family always.
November 5, 2018
You will be missed Mr. Woods. I pray for your families comfort during these tough times. Thank you for all you did to make this place a little better everyday. Your positive attitude and can do approach to life will be missed greatly. God bless.
November 5, 2018
Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of our dear co-worker, Tim. Kerry my heart and prayers are with you and the Woods family. May God grant each of you peace and serenity that surpasses all human understanding.
November 5, 2018
Timmy was a great man who cared about the needs of people around him and he served the community with a focus on helping others and "getting the job done". I am saddened to hear of the premature loss of this decent and commpassionate man. When Tim and Kerri got together I thought it was a msmatch as they were so diverse. But then I realized they were two of a kind as they both had such big hearts and shared their love for other humans and animals on this rock (not necessarily in that order). If someone was lost, Timmy would show them the way back. If you needed a word of support in your darkest hour, Timmy would be there and pat you on your back and tell you, it's ok!. I am a better person for knowing this kind man who also had a great sense of committment and he was a great Juvenile Probation Officer. When I was a Juvenile Hearing Master, I witnessed his work ethic and the care he had for the children in his charge. He was well respected and loved. He will be missed very much.
November 4, 2018
I meet Tim when I became part of the Juvenile Deliquency Court. He was always very nice and cordial and went out of his way to acknowlege me in the hallways. He was usually chipper and happy. It wasn’t until I started asking “unusual” questions of probation staff that I learned the true wealth of knowledge and dedication that Tim possessed. He became my “go-to” guy when I needed help that was not readily available. If he did not immediately know an answer, he would figure it out and call be back in a flash.
I have known Tim’s wife, Kerri, for about as long, if not longer. I was privy to see their wedding album and stories of the wedding vacation antics. When I saw the pink Nikes he wore as part of the wedding theme, I knew he as a person very grounded and sure of who he was. Seriously, how many men would wear pink Nikes?! It also was a statement of the love he had for Kerri.
It is difficult to learn that those around who are always there are no longer. Tim you are and will continue to be missed. I wish the best for his family and friends.
November 2, 2018
Timmy I can’t believe you’re gone- You’ve always been truly one of the best people I’ve known. Straight forward, no nonsense but always supportive to so many of us. Almost 30 years of friendship with you. I have no doubt you’re going to watch over us & continue to guide us through our lives. I’ll honestly miss you “Sweets” ! Rest easy my friend and of course ROLL TIDE!!!! ♥️🙏🏻