Zephyrhills, FL - Timothy Ray Bales, born July 25, 1971, in Elizabethton, Tennessee, passed over to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on April 13, 2009, in Dade City, FL.
Tim held a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Liberty University, Virginia and was an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of the Baptist Faith.
Tim worked for General Electric as an appliance repair appointment scheduler.
He was preceded in death by his maternal granddad, Charlie Smith; his mother, Brenda Smith Cook and his paternal grandmother, Lizzie Vance Taylor, all of Johnson City, TN.
Tim is survived by his maternal grandmother, Pauline Tipton Smith; dad, Floyd R. Bales and step-mother, Beryl May Bales of Zephyrhills, FL; brothers, Billie E. Bales and his wife Lori of Johnson City, TN, Robert (Andy) Bales and his wife Susie of Lenoir, NC; step-sister, Rayne Darby Bergschneider and husband Dan; step-brothers, Lawrence Darby and Hugh Darby of the Tampa Bay area and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM at Tetrick Funeral Services. A committal service will follow in Bethesda Cemetery on Cherokee Road in Jonesborough. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday. Pallbearers will be Greg Wilson, Lynn Richardson, Wayne Richardson, Scott Burgin, Jim Smith and Randy Smith.
Arrangements for the Bales family are under the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City, TN 37604. (423) 610-7171