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Timothy James Marienau II

April 24, 1973 — May 9, 2024

Timothy James Marienau II

Farrar Funeral Home, Jefferson City

Timothy Marienau, a wonderful husband, father, son and brother had the fight of his life and passed away on May 9th, 2024 at 51 years old. Tim fought very hard and was able to hold the hands of his wife and could tell how much he was loved before he passed. 

 

Timothy was born on April 24, 1973 in Muncie, Indiana. Growing up, he attended Grace Baptist Church and was a student at Heritage Hall Christian School from grades K-12. He loved to play sports and was a part of the soccer, basketball, and baseball teams during his time at Heritage Hall where he won a state championship in soccer. He participated in a lot of school activities, went to church with his friends, and announced baseball games for the Albany little league. He loved sweets as a child, passing down his sweet tooth to his children. He also had a lawn mowing business as a teenager and mowed the yards of several elderly ladies as well as others who needed the help including Jay Milhollin, a bad diabetic. When Tim would mow his yard he also would watch Jay work on his Grand National and taught him a lot. Jay once took him to a drag race in case he got sick so Tim could keep an eye on him where he let Tim race his Grand National without telling his parents! He loved cars and working on them, especially the 1987 Buick Grand National, as well as bicycles and lawn mowers. Bob (his dad) taught him all this and fixed up a building by the house so he had a workshop. He always had his shepherd dogs by his side and loved his German Shepherd named King. Timothy was an incredible uncle and his nephews and nieces loved being around him when the whole family was together. He often visited his grandma Pyle to talk and she cooked him his favorite foods. Tim was a good son to his mom and dad, always keeping in touch with them over the years. He cherished and respected them till the end.

 

Tim was a veteran and served in the Air Force and Army for 21 years and loved his country. He was loved and respected by many of his military colleagues. Timothy enjoyed sharing music that he listened to in the 80’s and 90’s with his children and watching movies with them. Because of his love of fixing cars, he gave mechanical advice to his sons while helping them work on vehicles and always made sure his daughter’s car was in good condition. Timothy eventually had his own 1987 Buick Grand National when his children were in high school and let his dad and his kids help work on it with him. He took his family out to drag racing events frequently and showed off his Buick at a few car shows. He enjoyed teaching and watching his children play sports and being involved with their hobbies. He would attend their games even after long work days and cheered them on with his wife. Tim loved to take his family on camping trips and road trips which allowed them to see so many parts of the country as they were growing up. He worked hard to give his wife and children opportunities to see the world and also supported their goals. Timothy also loved his dogs and took great care of them. They made him so happy. He often volunteered at the Sevier County Humane Society and had a big heart for animals.

 

He was the man many called for advice and help. He had a great laugh as well as a great sense of humor. He had also just met his 2 month old grandson, Knighton, for the first time a couple weeks before and showed what an amazing Grandpa he was. Timothy was a faithful supporter of many evangelical and military organizations like Tunnels to Towers, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and Discovering the Jewish Jesus. He was a godly man and the protector of his family. He loved with his whole heart. 

 

Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gloria and Bill Moore; and step-grandparents, Lela and Henry Pyle. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Kate Marienau; children, Christopher Marienau, Joel (Autumn) Marienau; and Kayla-Rose (Chapmen) Simar; grandson, Knighton Simar; parents, Sandy and Bob Pyle; sisters, Jill (Sebastian) Salito and Julie (Scott) Meyer; and several nieces, nephews, family members, and adopted family members.

He was well loved by all.

 

The family will receive friends Tuesday May 14, 2024 at Southside Baptist Church from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. A 10:00 a.m. military graveside service will be held Thursday May 16 2024 at the East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. 

 


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Visitation

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

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2200 E Governor John Sevier Hwy, Knoxville, TN 37914

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