Orville ‘Red’ Timberlake

Orville “Red” Timberlake, 87, passed away Sept. 20, 2013, in Fort Worth. Graveside services were held Sunday, Sept. 22, in the Mexia Cemetery with Chaplain Paul Reedy and the Rev. Todd Tanner officiating.

Red was born Oct. 9, 1925, in Mexia, to George Washington and Cora Mae Graham Timberlake. He worked for Beene Motor Sales, and formerly Ferguson’s Chevrolet, for 32 years. Then he owned and operated Timberlake Paint & Body Shop from1983 until he retired in 2005. Red was an avid RVer and member of the Thousand Trails Club in Lake Whitney, one of his favorite locations. He and Rosie toured several states during their travels together; they also shared a love for dancing. Red also served his country in the Navy during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Vernice Timberlake.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosie Timberlake, of Fort Worth; daughters Sharon Wilson and husband Johnny, of Groesbeck, and Rona Stanford and husband Robert, of Fort Worth; son Orville Ray Timberlake and wife Teresa, of Temple; grandchildren Clinton Wade Wilson and wife Krystal, of Waco, Walton Clay Wilson, of Stafford, Sara Trevino, of Temple, Wade Timberlake, of Temple, Brian Stanford, of Fort Worth, and Brandy Stanford, of Austin; great-grandchildren, Grady and Maggie Wilson and Gabriella Trevino; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Kuyava, of Phoenix.

His family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Quang Le, Dr. Armour, Dr. Khamarr, Dr. Osafo, Dr. Nguyen, the nurses of Odyssey Hospice and Plaza CCICU for their special care .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Odyssey Hospice or a charity of choice.
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