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Tim
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1958 - 2018
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Andrew Santana
"Rip. Great man. "
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Maria Roque
"My deepest condolences to hunter and his family I am so sorry for your loss my p"
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Kreshon Family
"Rest In Peace. Fly high with the geese and we will always be thinking of you. We"
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Bryan Turley
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Please know that hunters here in Ev"
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Abe Lewis
"Tim, you were a very good guide and a special, friend when we worked together at"
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Gumball and Renee
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Al Dager
"Tim, I'll always remember all the good times we had the last 35 years. I have "
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Marsha Leanne Smith
"it breaks my heart to see you go and the pain all of the family and friends endu"
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Corbin Wadlow & Sons “Pacific Flyway Guide Service”
"Tim thank you for being a true friend. You were a stand up man true to your word"
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Richette Jordan
"I knew Tim best from all the sporting events of Hunter and my son, Trey. Tim wa"
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marsha smith
"i have wonderful memories of TIM and his family i am so glad i got to talk to hi"
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marsha smith
"what a wonder personto know so generous, His light will never burn out. Hunter, "
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Beth Gower
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Lonnie, Teresa King and family
"Our hearts will never be the same. We loved Tim very much and he will never be f"
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Class of 1976
"Another class mate, gone to soon. A lot of our class mates are still very close"
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Cheryl Bohnsack
"Bill and Juda, so sorry for your loss of Tim. I will be praying for you and all "
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Barely known friend
"Rest In Peace "
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Helen (Simmons) Brown
"I'm so sorry for your loss. Tim was such a wonderful person with a huge heart. H"
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Debbie Paris
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Doug and Karen William
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Kathy William Rosa
"When I think of you, I’ll remember campfires, laughter and wildlife."
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Cheryl (Roberts) Wilson
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The Fox's : Dugie,Brandi,Wyatt,and Walker
"May God continue to bless his family. You will never be forgotten and what a leg"
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John R. "HONKER" Hendricks
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Tommy Herron
"So sorry for your loss. Tim taught me how to call and always had time to talk w"
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Randy Ken Smith
"An inspiration to many. May we all have such full lives."
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Sandy Finney
"My condolences to Tim’s son Hunter and Tim’s parents and sister...until we m"
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Sarah Boze
"RIH tim!"
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Greg Kawaguchi
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Wilma Threlkeld
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Wilma Threlkeld
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Ann Melvin
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Mark Baca
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Brenda(Don) Walker
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John Bredenkamp
"My condolences to Hunter and Tim’s mother and father he will be missed by many"
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Mark Caraway
"Hunter I’ll be praying for you and your family during this time of grief. Your"
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randall MCINTOSH
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Ray McCrory
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Ryan Douglas
"A true trailblazer in the waterfowl industry. The mentor I never got to meet. My"
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Ken Versluis
"A kind, helpful God fearing man willing to help or talk to anyone. Prayers lifte"
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Garrett Hurtt
"Hope to see you again some day and hunt that duck blind in the sky Tim. Y"
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Rick Turch - MN
"Deepest sympathy to Hunter, Juda, family and countless people Tim impacted. My t"
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Ron DaRosa
"Rest In Peace Tim. Some of my fondest memories are of goose hunting southern Ill"
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John Winters
"I didn’t know Tim as well as many of my friends, but there wasn’t a single t"
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Randall Koehn
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Rawness and Elane Culbreth
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Jason Huddleston
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Clyde and Sheila Trout
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Obituary for Tim Grounds

Tim  Grounds
Timothy William Grounds, 60, died Sunday afternoon, September 30, 2018, in a 4-wheeler accident at his hunting club on Grassy Road. He was spraying weeds, and the ATV turned over on him. He died instantly.

Tim was born to Bill and Juda Grounds in Aurora, IL, on January 31, 1958. He graduated from Johnston City High School in 1976. Since he was five years old, his passion was hunting waterfowl. He could take a goose call and make a flock of geese sit down right in front of him. He was also an excellent shot. After modifying the Olt A-50 call for a few years, he started making his own brand. He developed Tim Grounds Championship Goose Calls, Inc. in 1975 and created an international fan base. His name is synonymous with goose calls. He set countless records when traveling coast to coast for goose calling contests. Tim won the World Goose Calling Championship in Easton, MD, in 1988, 1992, and 1994. His son Hunter is also a three-time World Goose Calling Champion and still holds the record for being the youngest to win the competition (at age 16). Because of the required three-win championship limit, Tim and Hunter both were retired from the World Championship competition. However, Tim and Hunter hold the record for being the only father and son to achieve this prestigious accomplishment.

Tim leaves his son, Hunter (and his love Jerica Traughber); his parents, Bill and Juda Grounds of Marion, IL; his sister Tari Kay (Grounds) Moorman (husband Bill) of Marion, IL; and his brother Drew Grounds (wife Sue Ellen) of Oak Ridge, NC . He is also survived by his uncles John H. Moore (wife Catherine) of Johnston City and James R. Moore of Johnston City; his aunts, Dorthella (Grounds) Youngblood of Herrin and Mary Louise (Grounds) Cockburn of Johnston City. His nieces Ariane Moorman MacNevin and Breane McKay Moorman, and nephews Garrett Grounds and Tyler Blanchett (wife Alicia) were dear to him. Johnny P. Moore, Rick Moore, and Cheryl (Moore) Bernhardt (husband Dennis) were his closest cousins, but he had about 175 more, and he loved them all.

Preceding Tim in death were his twin boys, Britt and Brandon Grounds, who died at birth. Additionally preceding him in death were Tim’s grandparents, Clarence and Lillian Grounds and John S. and Iva Moore, as well as several uncles and aunts.

Tim was baptized into Christ in March of 1969 at Parish Park Christian Church (now renamed Heartland Christian Church).

Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Heartland Christian Church in Marion, located at 900 East Boyton Street. Interment will follow in Herrin City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at Heartland Christian Church in Marion

Pyle Funeral Home of Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Heartland Christian Church, Memorial envelopes will be available at the church the day of the service or at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the book of memories and light a candle, please visit www.pylefuneralhome.com.



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