I will chase Pink Elephants, play ghost trail and never look at an ant hill and a magnifying glass the same way.... Thank you for the tent "forts" and fond memories of growing up with your children under your watchful eye... You were always "grace under pressure" the Father of the Year with a quick laugh and sparkling eyes.... I will miss you always....
You spread your arms to protect us and serve. I will be forever be grateful for your direction in my life.
John Colliflower KMS 69-72
As one of his JROTC Cadets (Cypress Lake HS, Class of 1982), Col. Timberlake had profound influence in my life. I am grateful for the honor of having known him. The world is a lesser place without him.
Something must be amiss in heaven, lord grabbed col. T. to sort it out. In our hearts forever, sir.
Ted will be remembered with love and laughter. You two made "a great team"! My heart goes out to you at this time of great loss.
Attended Kemper Military College 1966-68, Colonel Timberlake was our Commandant. Did not realize/recognize the positive impact and influence the institution had on me for several years. Reading of "Col. "T's" passing, I know now that much of the positive impact was due to his influence. Godspeed Col. "T".
Our deepest sympathy and God's peace to the family of Col. Timberlake. Rev. Donald S. Roberts and Paula S. Roberts, former staff at Ft. Myers High Exceptional Learning Center and graduates of FMHS and Cypress Lake High, respectively.
I am so sorry to hear about Ted. I will always have great memories of working with you and Ted at Cypress Lake High. What a wonderful and gracious man Ted was. He was the embodiment of a perfect military man to me. I still smile to myself when I think of you and he together and miss seeing that tenderness in other couples now. My sympathy to you and your families. Thank you for the wonderful first years of teaching for me. What a great example you both were.
Mrs. Timberlake, So sorry for your loss of a special man, your husband, Ted. He was a great man and loved so much by you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time in your life. God bless Carletta (Page Rehab)
We are truly saddened to learn that another elite member of the "greatest generation" has left us. We offer our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your loved one. Please know that our thoughts are of you during this difficult time. We hope your spirits will be lifted with the knowledge that Col. T. was a most beloved man who impacted so many lives in a positive manner. We are grateful to have known him. Wm. R. and Patrich Simpson
I am a better person having known and worked with Ted. He was a great inspiration. God bless you, Polly, with many fond memories.
Audrey Hix (Cypress now living in Lake Placid FL)
The Officers and staff of Echo Company, Kemper Military School extend our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Colonel Tedsan Timberlake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
"My Ted" I will miss you more than words can express. I will always remember your "cheeky" grin, your amazing blue sparkling eyes and and your gentle manner. I have been blessed to have you in my life as well as your dear wife Polly and family. Fly with the angels my sweet Ted. Love and remembering always. "the little one"
I loved your (the Col.'s) enthusiasm for our Project SEAS adventure as teachers. I loved seeing Col. & Dr. T. look at one another with such adoration. God bless you Dr. T. and all the family of such a great and loving man. Susan (Shadle) Kelly
Fond memories of a GREAT man.
You are loved by many and will be missed by all who knew you. You truly were an Officer and a Gentleman. I have many fond memories to share with my girls. We love you.
COL. Timberlake was an inspiration to me and all of the cadets in the JROTC at Cypress Lake High. He was a great man and will be missed by many. JROTC 1984-1988
To Ted and the rest of the Timberlake family the thoughts and prayers of the Kemper Military School and college Alumni Association are with you! If its anything that the Alumni Association can do to help in easing your sorrow please let us know! Be blessed! From your Kemper family!! (NUNQUAM NON PARATUS)
A wonderful man who will be missed by so many. You were great influence on myself and all of us cadets from Lee County. My prayers are with your family.
The song "All gave some, some gave all" reminds me of him. Though he was not killed in action, he served his nation, his community and his family with no less dedication. I cried when I saw the announcement. SFC (R) Jim Kebbel
I remember him with fond memories. He was an honorable man and a great colleague.
Col. Timberlake has always been a very special man in my life and I know I'm a better man because of him. When I think of my years at Kemper the Colonel always comes to mind and he will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with the Timberlake family.
Charles LeBus KMS 1965-1970
Col. Timberlake was an amazing man. He touched so many lives and every Kemper cadet that I knew revered this man. He and his family were our neighbors for 3 months when we first moved to Boonville, MO. until we moved into our permanent home. As the daughter of Kemper's 6th President (KMS 1959-1962) , we lived across the street from Kemper. I had such a crush on "Major T" and when I'd visit my dad at his office, I would also go by Major T's office to say hello. If he was busy, I'd wave to him from the hallway. He would smile and wave back, and he always seemed so glad that I stopped by (he probably thought, in reality, I was a pest). LOVED him so much and Mrs. "T" (Sally) as well. They were great friends of our family. Polly, Sally, Beau and Ted, you and your families all have my deepest sympathy and love. May your memories sustain you. This comes with much love and affection. ? Lynn West
Col. Timberlake was one of a kind! A great military man and most of all a great person. I thought a lot of him. I'm guessing that Heaven is getten to be a party by now. With heavy Hearts.
Kemper Military School (1958-1963)