Judge Tim Fambrough

 
We regrettably share the sad news of the passing of  club member and Past Club President Tim Fambrough. Tim is survived by his children Debbie Lynn Wilde and husband Tom of San Angelo, Michael Kevin Peck and wife Melanie of Scottsdale, Arizona, Lisa Ann Seaton and husband Barry of Wichita Falls, Texas and Terri Lynnette Jones and husband David of Waco, Texas and a brother, Rudy Fambrough and wife Judy of Abilene, Texas. He had 9 grandchildren: Aaron Wilde, Bradley Wilde, Cory Wilde, Jordan Peck, Jadie Peck, Megan Walker, Amy Hill, Allison Jones and Sam Jones and 3 great granddaughters: Madelynn Peck, Kesslee Peck and Kinsley Hill and his dog Max was always by his side.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Fambrough January 17, 2015, a daughter Cindy Kay Ferguson December 12, 2008 and his parents David and Dora Fambrough.

Tim attended Necessity Elementary and Intermediate School and graduated Breckenridge High School in 1944. He graduated Cisco Junior College in 1946 and Hardin Simmons University in 1948 with a degree in Economics and English. He served in Texas National Guard 1948-1951 and U. S. Air Force 1951-1955 worked as a special guard for President Eisenhower. He went to work for Texas Utilities Electric Company and retired as District Manager after 33 years of service including serving as a lobbyist for 2 years in Austin. After retiring in 1992, he worked for Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) as executive director for five years. He was elected Nolan County Judge in 1998, winning by only seven votes. He served as County Judge for three terms only to retire again in 2014.

He was a member of Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 and was a member of Suez Shrine Temple and member and past secretary of Sweetwater Nolan County Shrine Club. He was a proud member of many other organizations including Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Optimist Club and many others too numerous to mention. He also served on the board of directors for West Central Texas Council of Governments, WASP, Boy Scouts of America just to name a few. Additionally, he received many awards throughout his years in public service, including but not limited to, Outstanding Citizen in 1988. Tim had a generous heart for others and it showed in all that he contributed to his community. He will always be remembered for his friendliness, sweet smile and wonderful hugs. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sweetwater and lived in Sweetwater since 1974.

Services will be 10 A.M. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Rudy Fambrough officiating. A graveside service will be the same day at 3 P.M. in Wayland Cemetery south of Breckenridge, Texas directed by McCoy Funeral Home. A family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 P.M Friday evening at McCoy Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Cory Wilde, Bradley Wilde, Sam Jones, David Jones, Chad Fambrough, Andy Fambrough. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Bennett, Waymon Sowell, Wilton Hayes, Jerry Riggs, Jack Aycock.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com
 
 
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Nov. 5, 2016
 
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