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Timothy E. M. Tawney

January 26, 1965 ~ February 25, 2022 (age 57)


Timothy Edward Maxwell Tawney, 57, Gallipolis, Ohio passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 25, 2022 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1965 at Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Ohio to David Tawney and Sharon Grose Wright, both of Gallipolis.

Tim grew up in Gallipolis where he played Little League Baseball and Midget League Football for the Gallipolis Elks team. He graduated from Gallia Academy High School in 1983, where he earned a Varsity Letter for 3 years in each sport of Football and Baseball.

He went on to further his education and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree from The Ohio State University in 1990.

Tim started work at Buckeye Boys Ranch in Grove City, Ohio as a Youth Leader/Senior Youth Leader for five years. He came to Gallipolis and began working at Gallipolis Development Center where he helped developmentally disabled patients. He was responsible for the oversite and supervision of Direct Care Staff for five years. He also worked a short time for the Gallipolis Daily Tribune in 2016-2017.

He loved to hunt, fish and watch The Ohio State & Michigan Football and Basketball teams, the Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers football games. He also loved to play softball with the Grace United Methodist Church Softball Team and the Industrial team, High Rollers.

Tim married Lisa Whaley May 17, 1990 and to this union were born two sons, Cory Tawney, Portsmouth, Ohio and Coby Tawney, Columbus, Ohio. Also surviving are his parents, David Tawney and Sharon Grose Wright, both of Gallipolis; brother, Chris Tawney, Powell, Ohio; niece and nephew, Ashley Tawney and Chase Tawney, both of Powell, Ohio; aunts: Betsy Crank, Henderson, West Virginia; Becky Scott and Nancy Tawney, both of Gallipolis and Susie Grose King, Florida; uncles, Jack Crank, Henderson, West Virginia and Robert Grose, Jr., Kanauga, Ohio.

In addition to his wife, Lisa, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Max and Mabel Tawney and Troy and Nancy Stewart; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Kathy Whaley; uncle, Alan Scott.

Memorial services will be conducted 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 19, 2022 in the Grace United Methodist Church, Gallipolis, with Pastor Ray Kane officiating. Family will receive friends at the church 11:00 AM to the time of service. The McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, is honored to serve the Tawney Family.

Donations may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church Youth Program 600 2nd Ave, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631 in Timothy's Memory.

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March 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
600 Second Ave
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Funeral Service
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
600 Second Ave
Gallipolis, OH 45631


Grace United Methodist Church Youth Program
600 2nd Ave, Gallipolis OH 45631

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