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Service Details

Visitation:

Monday, May 22, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines

Service:

Monday, May 22, 2017
2:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Timothy will be laid to rest at
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
at a later date.

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Timothy Van Wears

Timothy Van Wears, 57, passed away May 17, 2017 at Unity Point Des Moines Methodist.

Timothy was born June 19, 1959 in Gallipolis, Ohio to William Earl and Mamie (Fox) Wears. He was an Eagle Scout. Timothy attended Iowa State and Grandview University. He had worked for the Polk County Conservation Board since 1984. Timothy loved football and wrestling and was an avid Hawkeye fan. He also loved the outdoors, coaching softball, racing and watching his son race. Timothy enjoyed spending time with his family and was a loving papa.

Timothy is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mendy; children, William (Samantha) Wears, Stacey (Michael) Lincoln and Christina Wears; grandchildren, Taylor, Aubrey, Isabella, Makayla, Paisley and Gracie; father, William Earl Wears; sister, Tonia (Jeff Johnson) Jones; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mamie Wears; mother-in-law, Dixie Thomas; grandparents, Van and Ruby Fox and Sallie Wears.

The family will greet friends Monday, May 22, 2017 from 12 to 2 p.m. with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Timothy will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com