Tim Wesley Thudium

Tim Wesley Thudium, 72, of Brashear, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 6, 2022, at The Pines in Kirksville.

The son of Richard and Rosalee (Vincent) Thudium, he was born July 28, 1949, in St. Catherine, Missouri. On July 4, 1985, in Hartford City, Indiana, he was united in marriage to Denise Kotlarz.

Tim is survived by his wife, Denise; his three children, Katie (Nathan) Hubbard of Kirksville, Lindsay (Ryan) Stufflebean of Kirksville, and Josh (Jamie) Thudium of Macon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Graham Hubbard, Kenslie and Chase Stufflebean, Josie, Jessa, and Jayli Thudium; three sisters, Deanna (Lindel) Woodside of Purdin, Missouri, Dixie (Pete) Pasciucco of Northport, New York, and Laura (Ron) Zieglowsky of Iowa City, Iowa; one brother, Richard Thudium of New Boston, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Thudium; and a sister-in-law, Linda Thudium..

Tim grew up in New Boston, Missouri. He was a member of the Shelby 4-H Club, and he graduated from Linn County R-I High School in 1967. He worked for the railroad until he was drafted. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War until his honorable discharge on November 14, 1970. While in the service, he operated trucks, ambulances, and wreckers. He achieved the rank of E-5 and received four commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Army Commendation Medal 1st OLC. After his military service, he farmed and was a truck owner/operator, truck broker, and insurance agent/broker/adjuster until he retired.

His favorite hobby was fishing, and he was an excellent card player and storyteller. He also liked rebuilding old cars, tractors, and trucks. He dearly loved his family and, in later years, enjoyed spending time with grandson, Graham. They shared many hugs, high-fives, and popsicles, and they spent hours listening to toddler music and animal sounds. Tim was a lifetime member of the Christian Church and felt honored to serve as a deacon, usher, and greeter. As the years went by, his faith and love for Christ grew stronger, which was unwavering to the end.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 2022, with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Hills Cemetery in Kirksville. Light refreshments will follow.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements in the care of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home of Kirksville, MO.