Halton “Glen” Timmons, 59 of Millsboro, Del., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017, while at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant nine-year battle with cancer. He was born in Lewes, Del., on March 20, 1958, to Clarence Vernon Timmons and Estella Angeline (Hudson) Timmons.
Timmons graduated from Sussex Central High School in the Class of 1976. He began working at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts when it first opened in 1998 and eventually became the chief of the building. He loved his job at the school and built lasting friendships with the staff and the children who went through the school.
Timmons was a member of the Journey Wesleyan Church in Millsboro. He was an encyclopedia of wealth when it came to sports and was an avid Orioles and Colts fan. The time spent with his family and loving on his grandkids was his true passion. He will be forever remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.
Timmons was preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Timmons. He is survived by the love of his life of 37 years, Robin A. (Parkhurst) Timmons; a son, Travis Timmons and his wife, Jodi, of Laurel, Del.; three grandchildren, Cheyenne, Maverick and Trenton Timmons, all of Laurel, Del.; his parents, Vernon and Angie Timmons of Millsboro; a brother, Rex Timmons and his wife, Lisa, also of Millsboro, and a sister, Wendy Kirby, and her husband, Martin, also of Millsboro. He is also survived by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Louise Parkhurst of Georgetown, Del.; a brother-in-law, Kenny Parkhurst and his wife, Emilie, of Milton, Del.; two sisters-in-law, Gail Brown and her husband, George, of Milton, Del., and Connie Ennis and her husband, Steve, of Laurel, Del.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family thanked the staff of the Tunnell Cancer Center, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Vitas Hospice for the love and support shown to Timmons over his battle with cancer.
A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, 27 Hosier St., Selbyville, DE 19975, where the funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro, Del.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions in Timmons’ name to the Southern Delaware School of the Arts, to purchase and dedicate a new stage curtain in his memory (checks should be made payable to SDSA and include Timmons’ name and the giver’s driver’s license number on the memo line of the check, and mailed to the school), or donations in his name to the Tunnell Cancer Center, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966. Condolences may be sent online at www.melsonfuneralservices.com.