Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Timothy L. Musselwhite passed away unexpectedly on the morning of July 5, 2021. He was 71 years old.
Originally from the Cordele area, Timothy moved to Warner Robins in 1960 after his father found work at Robins Air Force Base. A 1969 graduate of Northside High School, Timothy joined the U.S. Air Force in 1970. While in service to his country, Timothy fought in the Vietnam War. He reached the rank of Sergeant and was part of the Security Police.
After four years, Timothy ended his military career. He met his wife, Sharon DeFoor Musselwhite shortly after that and the couple married in 1975. His first job following the Air Force was as a mechanic for Willis Alignment, following that he worked for Gould Electronics. In the 1980s, Timothy discovered his passion for computers and was a self-taught software programmer. Without any formal training, he was writing software programs for local businesses. Boeing recognized his talent and hired Timothy for their IT department where he was promoted to supervisor. While with Boeing, his work allowed him to travel all over the world. When Boeing closed, Timothy worked as an IT manager for Technicon until his retirement in 2014.
Never one to have idle hands, Timothy was quite active during his retirement. He was an involved volunteer for the Rehoboth Baptist Association’s Disaster Relief efforts. Formerly a member of Westside Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, his most recent church home was First Baptist Church of Centerville. He was always the first to sign up to help with Vacation Bible School, helping widows, serving on the Centerville Cemetery Committee, acting as a deacon and any other position where there was a need. He was known for his selflessness, always doing anything for anyone. Timothy’s knack for fixing things was almost legendary. He seemed to be able to pull out whatever tool needed to be used. His knowledge and kindheartedness will be missed by all who knew him.
Timothy was preceded in death by his parents, James A. Musselwhite and Ethelle Scott Musselwhite.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Sharon Musselwhite; daughters, Amanda Lee Musselwhite Hayes (Jonathan) and Shaylon Annette Musselwhite Blanton (Eric), all of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Gracie Lee Hayes, Aiden Hayes, Ethelle Hayes, Clara Hayes, Brandon Blanton, Garrett Blanton, and Allie Blanton; siblings, Barbara Ann Carter (Neil) of Houston, Texas, and David Musselwhite (Pat) of Hoover, Alabama; and his mother-in-law, Sarah DeFoor of Warner Robins.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 9, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Centerville. The funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Timothy will be laid to rest at Centerville Cemetery following the service.
For friends unable to attend at this time, the service will be streamed live via the McCullough Funeral Home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mcculloughfuneralhome/live/.
The family will accept flowers, or donations may be made in Timothy’s memory to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214 or to First Baptist Church of Centerville Renovation Fund, 108 Church St., Centerville, GA 31028.
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