He was born March 24, 1961 in Toledo, Ohio to Ted Betts and Donna (Grisham) Betts.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Jacob Betts of Jasonville, whom he married on Feb. 28, 1981; daughters and sons-in-law, Amy and Jerod Barton of Jasonville, Ashley Betts-Craig and RJ of Jasonville; son and fiance', Timothy Betts II and Kayla Mann of Jasonville; grandchildren, Brylea Barton and Adilea Barton; parents, Ted and Donna Betts of Jasonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julie and Jimmy Mascari of Lithopolis, Ohio, Billie and Dave Johnson of Jasonville, Doris Stout of Bloomfield, Trisha Betts of Jasonville; brother, Steve Betts of Jasonville; mother-in-law, Phyllis Jacob of Jasonville; grandmother, Lorene Gardner of Jasonville; sister-in-law, Tina Hill of Jasonville; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father-in-law, William D. "Billy" Jacob; nephew, Jimbo Mascari.
Tim currently worked as a Correctional Officer at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, having worked for 16 years. He was a 1979 Shakamak High School graduate. Tim loved his wife, kids and grandkids more than life itself. Family meant the world to him. He was a wonderful, loving caring man. He had several hobbies. He enjoyed taking care of his yard and working in his garden. He also enjoyed watching the Cincinnati Reds play baseball. It goes without saying that Tim was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan and now he has the best seat in the house. He will be missed by all of us yet he will never be forgotten.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian Street, Jasonville, with visitation scheduled from 4-9 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service is at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Tracy Hamilton officiating.
Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.