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Fentem, Timothy Joel
passed away on July 19, 2016. He was born in Myrtle Beach, S.C and grew up in Rantoul, IL and graduated from the University of Illinois. After college graduation in 1991, Tim moved to Arizona with his soon to be wife, Lori (Sherman) Fentem. Tim worked for State Farm as an Underwriter. Tim is remembered by many for his kind and giving soul, his fun and youthful spirit, and his extraordinary athletic abilities. He played basketball for Parkland College in Champaign, IL and continued his passion for the game throughout his life. Tim loved to spend time with his children, Zach and Ashlyn and his beloved dogs. He loved fitness, live music and sports including watching every NASCAR race with his son. He is preceded in death by his mother Joan (Ferguson) Fentem and his brother Eric Fentem. He is survived by his father Ernest Fentem; his wife of 24 years Lori (Sherman) Fentem; his son Zachary Fentem and daughter Ashlyn Fentem; siblings Paula Jenkins, Steven Fentem, Mark Fentem, Mike Fentem, Regina Richardson and Alan Fentem; sisters in-law Debbie Fentem and Angela Fentem and brothers in-law Royce Richardson and Craig Sherman; nephews Tyler Fentem and Lee Sherman and nieces Madison Fentem and Hailey Fentem; and mother in-law Charlene Skora. Funeral arrangements are handled by Sinai Mortuary of Arizona. The memorial service for Tim will be held 9:00 am on Wednesday, July 27 at Temple Chai in Phoenix. Donations in Tim's memory may be made to the ASPCA or the Arizona Humane Society. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 26, 2016
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