Lonnie G. Timmons, Sr., 73, of Hanover Township passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, June 27, 2020.
Born in Lebanon, PA on October 4th 1946, he was the son of the late Claire VanCleef. He was a graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Lonnie was a veteran of the United States Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard. He served with honors from 1965 to 2001 when he retired from the 109th Infantry E Company out of Honesdale.
He was employed by Pride Mobility in both Exeter and Duryea until his retirement in 2011. He was an avid bowler at both Stanton Lanes in Wilkes-Barre and Modern Lanes in Exeter.
He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and watching the Philadelphia Phillies and the Eagles. He also loved spending quality time with family and friends and was always willing to help anyone in need.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick Barney and his step father, Norwood VanCleef.
Surviving is his wife of 54 years, the former Janice Lee Norton, whom he married on March 19, 1966. He is also survived by a son, Lonnie G. Timmons, Jr., of Hanover Twp.; a daughter, Brenda L. Timmons of Hanover Twp.; grandchildren, Tiffany L. Timmons, and Kevin J. Thomas Jr., as well as several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3rd, 2020 at Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 465 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre, with Pastor Tim Hall of Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke, officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Hanover Green Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call Thursday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice Of The Sacred Heart for being so kind, caring, and compassionate during such a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lonnie's memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS. 66675-8516 or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, Pa 18411, where his beloved dog LuLu was adopted from.
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