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Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Oaklawn Cemetery

4801 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL

OBITUARY

Timothy "Tim" David Baumgartner

September 3, 1968October 31, 2019
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Timothy (Tim) David Baumgartner Age 51, died on October 31, 2019 at his home in Jacksonville, Florida, after a long courageous battle with Leukemia.

Tim was born on September 3, 1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Cherie and David Baumgartner. He graduated from Western Hills High School in Cincinnati and moved to Jacksonville, Florida with his parents in 1988.

In 1993 Tim enlisted in the Navy and after boot camp saw the Mediterranean countries from a ship. Tim was an active member of Jacksonville Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 234 and also was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Florida State Prison in Raiford.

Tim is survived by his very loving and devoted wife Michele and their five children - Ashley, Wesley, Cheyenne, David and Tiffany plus seven grandchildren - Chase, Christian, Jay, Mckenzie, Charlotte, Chevy and Amaya. The grand kids called Tim “PaPa Bear”. He is also survived by his sister Christine Brown of Newnan, GA, brother Jeff Spenner and his parents, Cherie and Ted Spenner, his Uncle, Tim Matthews, (whom he is named after) and his wife Sandy of Callahan. Tim was preceded in death by his father David Earl Baumgartner of Cincinnati, maternal grandparents, Thelma and Earl Stinebaugh of Jacksonville and Grandfather Fred Matthews (wife Sylvia still living) of Lafayette, IN, and his paternal grandparents, Mary and Ralph Baumgartner of Cincinnati, OH.

Tim had a very huge compassionate heart and loving personality. He touched so many lives (even people that did not know him) with his generosity and passion for life. He had the ability to sense when people needed his help. He loved dogs and most recently had two, JarJar and Max, and he always helped to care for his parents’ dog Fancy. Tim loved to travel through the mountains and wanted to plan a trip to Colorado. He also loved the Florida Gators and was enthusiastic this year about the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tim had many hobbies - he loved shooting, listening to music (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kiss, Metallica, 38 Special) and he followed current politics very closely. He grew his hair long to attend the Kiss concert in Jacksonville in April and his family never could talk him into cutting it after the concert.

The family will receive visitors on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel. Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00AM followed by a luncheon, military grave-side service and a dove release. Both events will be held at the Lodge on the grounds of Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel & Cemetery, 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207. The entrance to the Lodge is off of San Jose Blvd. next to Calico Corners. Flowers are welcome; however, if you prefer to make a donation in memory of Tim, please consider the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (Tim had Chronic Leukemia -CLL). Please Sign the guestbook at www.hardagegiddensoaklawnchapel.com HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 16, 2019

Memories

Timothy "Tim" David Baumgartner

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Clint Mathis

November 15, 2019

Brother my heart aches that you left this earth. I know we will rejoin again later in life and party like rockstars. Rest easy! Fair winds and following seas! I have the watch now brother. I love you wherever you are.

Ed and Judy Krautter

November 15, 2019

My memory of Tim goes back to the 70's. Cherie, Ann and I were out for our monthly get together. Cherie realized that she had laid her car keys down somewhere and she was unable to get home. The three of us piled in my car and we went to Cherie' condo. Tim got involved at this time as we were searching the purses in the closet. Tim would hand us each purse to see if the "spare" set of keys could be found. Eventually we did find the spare set of keys with Tim's help!
May God's hand surround Tim in His Kingdom.

Matthew Oliver

November 13, 2019

Uncle Tim and I'm so happy to if been able to have u in my life . I'm glad you came to my aunt's life and was the best husband you could be . You was always a great dad and grandfather and son you are always gonna be misses and loved .. I love you uncle tim and rest easy in the sky .. love Matthew your nephews

Christy and Bryan Layfield

November 13, 2019

I don't even know how to start this Tim was my brother in-law he was married to my sister Michelle i cant thank Tim enough for being such a great husband to my sister and a wonderful father and grandfather to my nieces and nephews .He was truly was a wonderful man and brought so much love and care to the family . It took me a while to realize how great of a person he was I'm very thankful to be able to call him my brother in law . He will forever be missed by so many and his memory will never be forgotten .. rest easy Tim Tim we love u

Tracy Craft

November 13, 2019

Tim was one of a kind, I will never forget when I lost my pants marching during halftime at the West High vs Elder game (the biggest game on the westside of Cincinnati) and Tim ran out onto the football feild grabbed my pants and ran around the field swingging them in the air. I was happy that we keep in touch over the years. I will never forget when he met Michelle and he was telling me all about her. Then I got the call that they were getting married! Michelle, I know that Tim was very happy and very much in love with you. You and your family will be in my prayers. I will always be here when you need to talk. Sendinfg love, hugs, and prayers. TIm Rest Easy my friend you will be truly missed. I pray that you will watch over your family and friends. #flyhighTim
Much Love,
Tracy Craft

Crystal Bass

November 12, 2019

FOREVER MY POPS FROM DAY ONE HE NEVER MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WASN'T HIS I LOVE U FOREVER I MISS U SO MUCH LOVE KIDDO

James & Judy Fox

November 12, 2019

Michele and family! Our hearts are with you all and prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Always tuck away the memories and know Tim was a good man and loved life. Today he is walking on the Streets of Gold, no more pain or suffering. We pray for Michele to carry on, that is what Tim would have wanted!
Always remember God never makes mistakes, Tim has gained his wings and is flying high!

Until We Meet Again!
Jams & Judy Fox

Nancy Kegley

November 12, 2019

Cherie and family: So sorry for your loss
if Tim. Know he was a very special person.
Regret that I can’t be with you during this
difficult time. Am thinking of you. Love,
Nancy

Ann Morgan

November 12, 2019

Cherie and family,
Bob and I are so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. I have known “Timmy” since he was a young boy living in Cincinnati. I have some very special memories of him. He was a special kind of guy who made you laugh when you were with him. Remember the good times. Thinking of you.
Ann Morgan
Bob Wolfe

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