Tim Headley
1949 - 2018
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Tim Headley
Tim Headley, age 69, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on September 26, 2018, after experiencing a rare pulmonary embolism. Tim was born to Betty and Irvin Headley on January 25, 1949. He had three siblings: Mike, Steve and Mary.
Tim was a native Houstonian who graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston. He went on to receive a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, Tim began serving as a professor at the Seminario Bíblico Evangélico –ASBE in La Paz, Bolivia.
In 1980, Tim moved back to Houston where he began working as an engineer, first for McDermott and then for Fluor. Continuing his love of learning and academia, Tim attended law school receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1985. While in law school, he met his wife, Linda Ottinger, at a Christian Legal Society meeting. Tim and Linda were married for 36 wonderful years.
Tim enjoyed a career specializing in intellectual property law with many friends in the IP-community locally and around the world. Tim also volunteered as an adjunct professor at the College of Biblical Studies, as an Angel Flight pilot and, in recent years, as a grader of Bible correspondence coursework of prisoners through the prison ministry of Emmaus International.
Tim had many interests in addition to his profession. He loved spending time with family and studying the Bible. Tim found great pleasure in his hobbies which included flying, waterskiing, weightlifting, bike riding and writing poetry. He equally enjoyed the mountains of Angel Fire, New Mexico and the sunsets over Lake Conroe.
Tim was a passionate, generous and great man who had the heart of a servant and lived life to its fullest. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and devoted friend. He touched so many during his lifetime and will be deeply missed.
He is lovingly remembered by Linda, his four children and their spouses: Janna Headley Grigoriev and Eugene; Jen Headley Amundgaard and Ben; Heather Hoopingarner Thiel and Kyle; and Chad Hoopingarner and Emily; and by five grandchildren: Sophia and Dylan Amundgaard; Olive Thiel; and Kate and Callie Hoopingarner; and by his siblings and their spouses: Steve Headley and Bobbie; Mary Headley Jepperson and Steve; and by his sister-in-law, Zelda Headley Birge. Tim was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Mike Headley. He is also loved and remembered by his 3 nieces and 5 nephews; and by 5 great-nieces and 5 great-nephews.
A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held at noon on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, at Christ Community Church (C3) located at 1303 Sherwood Forest Street, Houston, Texas 77043. A reception will be held immediately following the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmaus International (https://emmausinternational.com/pages/partner-with-the-prison-ministry), or Sandy Creek Bible Camp in Washington, Texas (http://www.sandycreek.org/donations/ ).
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses who cared for Tim in the Conroe Regional Medical Center and all of those who prayed for Tim, Linda and his family.

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Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 21, 2018.
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September 29, 2019
Dear Linda and family,

I just learned of Tim's passing. I am so sorry that you lost him so soon. He was a kind and intelligent friend, a fine attorney and a good mentor, but I most remember how his eyes would light up talking about all of you. I am so sorry for your profound loss.

Sad hugs to all,
Danita Maseles
Danita Maseles
November 2, 2018
Linda and family,
Praying for strength and understand for you and your family during this time of loss. Faith will sustain you throughout this ordeal and while we may never know why, we know Tim is with God. I have always wished we all were closer - and events like this just hammer the point home. Know that we care and have you in our prayers. Continued grace and mercy from God the Father.
Larry and Pam Headley
Larry Headley
October 26, 2018
I'm deeply sorry for your loss of Tim. May you cherish all the memories and moments you had with him. May your family be comforted by looking forward to Jesus promise of seeing Tim again recorded in John 6:40.
October 26, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was as compassionate and spiritual as he was intelligent and generous, especially with his time and talent. Such a joy to work with on community projects in the service of others. We will miss you.
Tom Troegel
October 23, 2018
sorry to hear about the passing of tim...worked with him at mcdermott engineering, but originally know him from growing up in the assemblies together as kids....used to see him at the yearly conferences at the old gospel hall downtown houston on louisiana street, and a conference building on alabama st. @ buffalo speedway near river oaks....
talked to him awhile back and he seemed to be doing so good...kind of a shock to read about it in the obit
Earl (butch) Griffin
October 22, 2018
My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss. Death is never easy but Almighty God gives us comfort in our times of need. May God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
October 21, 2018
I pray that God grants you and your family comfort and support during your time of loss and that your faith will sustain you throughout. I always had a fondness for Tim. Continued grace and mercy.
The Jarmon Family
Betty Jarmon
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