Timothy Gene Southern, 62, passed away on Friday, February 07, 2020 at his home in Garrett Kentucky. He was born on November 23, 1957 in Clarksburg, WV to the late Charles Edward Southern and Lillian V Southern of Shinnston.
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Timothy is also survived by his wife, Vickie King Southern and step-son, Charles Nevan Slone both of Garrett Kentucky; daughter, Jaimie Wilks and her husband Brian of Louisa Kentucky; daughter, Jessica Harvey of Morgantown, WV; son, Jason Charles Southern and his wife Gwen of Milton, WV; brother, Jackie Charles Southern and his wife Deborah of Shinnston; brother, Mark Alan Southern and his wife Kimberly of Shinnston; sister, Suzanne Southern of Shinnston; sister, Traci Nicholson and her husband Charles of Shinnston ; brother, Christopher Jay Southern of Shinnston ; uncles, Edgar and Irene Southern of Adamsville, Jack and Saundra Morgan of Fairmont; cousins, Jeff Morgan of Fairmont, Todd and Misty Morgan of Fairmont, Jackie and Tim Pingley of Parkersburg, Micheal and LeeAnn Romeo of Shinnston, Sherri Hileman of Mississippi, Steven and Jodi Southern of Clarksburg, David and Michelle Southern of Salem, Michael and Diane Southern of Shinnston; grandchildren, Christopher Charles Southern, Noah Adam Wilks, Abi Suzanne Wilks, Lexi Grace Harvey, Tucker Harvey and Kylie Collins a grandchild at heart. Nieces and Nephews; Ashley Lynn and Donald Wolfe, Adam and Kayla Southern, Whitney and Pat Boggess, Megan and Derrick McIntyre, Jaci R. Southern Gabriel, Ricky Hyre, Jamie Hyre, Alexandria Southern and Lilli Southern along with several great- nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Addie Mabel Morgan; uncle, Vinnie Morgan; nephews, Ayden Southern and Jason Southern.
Timothy was a Louisa Police Chief from 1987 to 1991. He was Co-owner of King Southern Kennels. He was a retired arbitrator for KY Education Association (KEA) & classified employees, member of the Shinnston Fire Department, previous owner of Gentlemen 4 Club and owned Pidgeons Crossing Restaurant and Bar, All state Shot Putter and held the record at Shinnston High School, he traveled and spoke many times in Washington D.C. as an advocate for teachers, loved politics and was a Democratic party leader, a Union organization leader as he grew up in the family coal business, member of Coons Run Baptist Church and Wayland Methodist Church, helped the homeless and under privileged children, an animal lover, enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating.
Friends will be received at the Harmer Funeral Home, 300 Pike St., Shinnston on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Robert Shingleton and Deputy Chief Bobby Ryan officiating.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Shinnston Police K-9 program at 43 Bridge St., Shinnston.
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A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.