Timm A. Burgess (’72)

Timm A Burgess1949-2022Timm Burgess was born in Cuero, Texas to the late Troy Burgess and Lora Louise Timm. After a very brief illness with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Timm passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Donna and his daughter, Caroline Burgess Arnold and husband, Joe, along with his granddaughter, Annalise Shelley Arnold. He is also survived by his two sisters, Debi Burgess Dugas (Dave), Jacqueline Burgess Wedgeworth (David) and his brother Brett Burgess (Eleanor) and 23 nieces and nephews who all adored their Uncle Timm.Timm was raised in Kingsville until he was 14 when his father was transferred to Bay City, Texas. Timm graduated from Bay City High school in 1967. He attended Wharton Junior College and graduated from the University of Houston in 1972 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He was a partner at John L. Wortham & Son where he was employed for 38 years. Timm attended the University of Houston on a full track and field scholarship. His specialty was the quarter mile, the intermediate hurdles and 4xmile relay.Timm was born to run. He continued to be an avid runner throughout his life and participated in half mile marathons until the age of 70. When Timm left his house he would tell his wife, Donna, he was going out for a jog. A jog to Timm was 6 miles. He enjoyed all sports of any kind but particularly enjoyed watching the UH Cougars. He loved playing golf especially with his lifelong office buddy. He was over the moon happy fishing in his backyard with his granddaughter, Lisey. Timm truly loved without reserve and gave of himself without hesitation. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life will be held at the West University United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 12 at2:00 p.m. with a reception immediately after.

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