Tim Justice Remembered
I normally never blog about illness, death, or loss. These things affect each one of our lives all too often. In this case though I feel that it is very appropriate.
Recently there seems to be an unusual number of people we know and love that are in need. Losses of loved ones, illness, and “various trials” seem to be coming up regularly. Who could keep a dry eye during Gray Goodner’s senior rhetoric speech “Count it All Joy?” Who could keep a dry eye after hearing about the sudden heart attack and death of Mr. Tim Justice? It is amazing to see the body of Christ coming together for these families; the Gunters, the Justices, the Goodners and others.
It is with great sorrow that we remember a former faculty member and father of a very special family in our school, Mr. Tim Justice, who passed away last Saturday during a 5K charity race in Montgomery. Two of his daughters are currently students at TCS. The funeral service is this Friday at 11:00 AM at Trinity United Methodist Church (TUMC) here in Opelika. The school feels compelled to express our deep sympathy, and is planning to cancel our regular 11:00 AM TCS Chapel Service for grades 6-12 this Friday in order to shuttle our grades 6-12 students to and from the funeral service.
There will also be a visitation on Thursday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.
While we rejoice in knowing that Tim was a faithful man of God who has gone on to receive his eternal reward for a job well done, our hearts go out to his wife Tammi and his four children.
Tim made more of an impact on the lives and souls of many students than I could adequately convey. He cared about them and showed them some very tough love, spiritually speaking, and greatly challenged them to be more than they were for Christ. The valedictorian of the 2009 graduating class publicly recognized him for all he had done for that class in her speech.
Tim was also a popular member of the faculty at Columbus Tech where he served as Dean of Applied Business.
The Justice family will have many needs without Tim. Please consider ways that you can help, whether it be offering to clean gutters and mow grass or assist with scholarship funds for the children.
If you’d like you can leave a message for Tim’s family here (they read this blog) or here… http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/oanow/guestbook.aspx?n=tim-justice&pid=150490783&cid=full
II Corinthians 8:3-5 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.