Timothy George Donley
Timothy George Donley, 52, of Paxton, died on his birthday on June 6, 2016 in Champaign.
Tim was preceded in death by his loving parents Don and Joan Donley and is survived by his wife, Kathy (nee O’Dear) Donley and her daughter JoAnna O’Dear; sister Kathy (Paul) Sons; children Amy (Justin) Black, Mark Donley, and Patrick Donley; grandchildren Laura, Allison, Maxwell, Joshua, Faith, and Aiden; niece and nephew Stacy and Jake; aunts, uncles and cousins; and his beloved rescued Rottweiler Roscoe.
Tim was a troubled soul with a heart of gold, true as any ever was. He loved deeply. He wanted little. He had a fabulous sense of humor in all circumstances, and a faith in God that most can only hope for. He held the same job delivering steel for 26 years. He always tried to do what he thought was right, even if he didn’t always hit the mark.
He was a devoted St. Louis Cardinals fan.
May God grant him peace and tranquility in death that he could not find in life.
For the rest of us, appreciate what you have, show your love, and please remember the good things about Tim.
Memorials may be made to Recycled Rotts (Tim’s choice), Catholic Charities, or any mental health or suicide prevention organization of your choice.
A private memorial service for immediate family, followed by burial of ashes will be held in Tim’s hometown of St. Louis in July. Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.