Tim was born in Pensacola, and he was raised in the church of Christ – baptized at 14 years of age. He was a sergeant in the US Army, serving in Vietnam. He married his wife, Karen in 1969. They have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandson with another great grandchild on the way.
Tim worked at Shell Oil in New Orleans for 25 years and retired in 2004. He served as a deacon in Louisiana and at Boiling Springs church of Christ.