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Timothy Detwiler

May 19, 1957 - September 24, 2020

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Timothy Detwiler, 63 of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family, friends and students.
Tim was born on May 19, 1957 in Urbana, Ohio. He is the second son of Richard "Dick" and Mary Jane (Fox) Detwiler. He was a member of the Northside Church of God. Tim served the Northeast Champaign County Fire District which included North Lewisburg and surrounding arears. There, he retired as an EMS Assistant Chief. Some of the awards he was most proud of include the Certificate of Appreciate from the Ohio Board of EMS as well as the 2019 Educator of the Year at Lima Memorial Hospital. Tim dearly loved teaching others to become first responders. He also enjoyed refurbishing old cars, helping people, playing guitar, building models, woodworking, and construction.
Tim is survived by his parents, Richard and Mary Jane (Fox) Detwiler; his wife of 43 years, Tammy (Atchison) Detwiler; sons, Chad (Christine) and Brandon (Dawn) Detwiler; 3 grandchildren, Jocellen, Adrienne, and Gabriel; brother, Donald (Joan) Detwiler as well as several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-8p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 2, 2020 in the Northside Church of God, Springfield, Ohio. Pastor Steve Smith will officiate. The family will also receive friends from 9-10 a.m., for visitation, prior to the service.
Burial will follow OakDale Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tim's memory to, Ohio Bikers Against Child Abuse (OBACA), STATE OF OHIO CHAPTER, P.O. BOX 154, Novelty, OH 44072 and/or Champaign Cruisers Car Club.
Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

Condolences

Dawn Tobias - Oct 15, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Roger Hamilton - Oct 2, 2020
So sorry Tim was the best
Cathy Trowbridge - Sep 30, 2020
To the Detwiler Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss of Tim.
Cindy Zeallear - Sep 29, 2020
My dear friend Tammy, I am so very sorry for your loss and heartbreak. I always enjoyed our talks and laughing with Tim. I am praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Chris Freeze - Sep 29, 2020
Tammy, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great man and educator. He could make the most complicated things seem so simple. He molded many great EMS providers. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Mary & Bob Ahlers - Sep 29, 2020
Tammy, we are so, so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our hearts ache for you and the entire EMS community. Tim was a wonderful man and a fabulous EMS educator. He will be missed by everyone he touched. We are blessed to have been a small part of his life and are always here for you.
Michelle Sanders - Sep 28, 2020
Tammy, I'm sorry to hear about Tim. He'll be definitely missed especially around the fire department and the classroom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember so many things that you both used to get into...the towing company, Kare, Clark State, and so many other places.
Michelle Sanders - Sep 28, 2020
Tammy, I'm sorry to hear about Tim. He'll be definitely missed especially around the fire department and the classroom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember so many things that you both used to get into...the towing company, Kare, Clark State, and so many other places.
Ginnie vineyard - Sep 28, 2020
I have so many fond memories of working with both Tim and Tammy! Tim seemed to always be around to step on the scale from behind while I was weighing myself!! They were both just amazing people and I was so proud to call them my friends! Tammy, you all are engraved in my heart forever!! Tim, fly high my friend! Always in my heart, never forgotten!!
Mary Haynes - Sep 28, 2020
Joni Reser - Sep 28, 2020
Words can not convey my sympathy for you all. I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He was truly an inspiration to teach with. His love for EMS and students was evident. Prayers, hugs to Tammy, children and family.
Michael Bailey - Sep 27, 2020
Sorry for your loss Chad and your family.
Brendon Sanders - Sep 27, 2020
Great man great father great friend. I will miss you Tim
Toby Jones - Sep 27, 2020
Tim was a great man. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the teaching and the support both Tim and Tammy provided. Rest In Peace Tim, and my love goes out to Tammy and the rest of the family.
Bill and Debbie Purk - Sep 27, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. Tim was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by many, many people. He fought a brave battle.
Urbana Ohio Oreillys Friends - Sep 26, 2020
We at Oreillys send our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Tim Detwiler, you will be greatly missed by us. Fly high.
Nathan and Victoria - Sep 26, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man with a big heart. And he will be missed. To Tammy, we are always here for you and you guys will always be a great inspiration to us.
Anna Garvey - Sep 26, 2020
Tim was such a wonderful man...He was such a very hard worker....His family was always his #1...His beautiful wife tammy, his amazing parents,his 2 sons amd grandkids was his world....Tim was such a blessing to Our community and will be missed and loved everyday....Rest Peacefully tim...your fight is over my friend....
Dorleen Atchison - Sep 26, 2020
Tim was such a sweet person and was quick to smile and had the most amazing sense of humor! Sending prayers of comfort for the family. Love and hugs
shelby louden - Sep 26, 2020
God has gained another angel. My prayers for peace and comfort. Bless you and your family..
Bill Strawn - Sep 26, 2020
There are just not enough words to Express our condolences. Tim indeed was a special man ready to give help in any way he could. His love for life was contagious. You can be proud of the man and the man of God he was. Know your family will be in our prayers! Love you all.
Billene Nicol - Sep 26, 2020
Tim will be missed here but welcomed in his heavenly home. Tammy, take comfort where ever you can: in our Lord, in family and friends. You are loved so very much. Your cousin, Billene Statler Nicol.
Jeffrey Wisler - Sep 26, 2020
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Prayers of peace to you all.
Debi Breland (used to be Scroggs) - Sep 26, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. Some of my most treasured memories are in spending time with you guys when you had the Towing Business. May God put his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.
Robert Walker - Sep 26, 2020
My deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss!! Tim was a wonderful man and I enjoyed knowing him!! He was very dedicated to his profession and diligent in his passion for teaching others!! I will miss him and seeing him at the end of the street in House#4 !
Melissa Fielding - Sep 26, 2020
Tammy, words can not describe how sad i am to hear of Tim’s passing. He taught me so much throughout the years that i will treasure those memories. The way he was so kind and compassionate and always made me smile. God gained a great angel. May God bless you and your family. Your marriage was one to be envied.
Tim Roberts - Sep 26, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss Tim and I had many wonderful experiences together.I considered him a brother. Prayers from our family to yours
Jerry Parker - Sep 25, 2020
Sorry for your loss rip

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