Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Timothy L. Gwin

On Friday, September 23, 2016, Timothy L. Gwin died to living abundant life to the full on Earth and was resurrected into Heaven.

Tim was born March 24, 1959 in Bellevue, Ohio and was a 1977 graduate of Bowling Green High School. He had a passion for golf, his true love, and played his entire life. He began his working career in the golf business at Brandywine Country Club in Toledo as the assistant superintendent. In 1989 the industry brought him to Shelby to take the position of superintendent at the Shelby Country Club. Tim had a gift for caring for the land and his perfectionist qualities made his work second to none. Following the country clubs, he became a service manager for TruGreen for several years before realizing that corporate world was not for him. Tim accepted a groundskeeper position with Jackson Drilling Company, land that he took great pride and joy in stewarding. His reward was that the Jackson family cherished him like family.

Amongst Tim’s talents were his outstanding cooking abilities. Above all else, Tim led daily by example and was always timely, disciplined, committed, trusted and loyal. A man of God, Tim and his wife, Joy, attended Wooster Nazarene Church where with great fortitude he served in the children’s church ministry through August 2016. This past Sunday, the children were notified that Tim had died and went to live with Jesus in Heaven. In response, nineteen children accepted God’s free gift of salvation and now live abundant lives to the full with their own assurance that when they die they will be in Heaven with Jesus, too! We praise God that Tim’s life has had extraordinary eternal significance.

Tim is survived by his wife, Joy D. (Pittenger) Gwin, whom he married on June 12, 2005; his parents: Robert L. and Mary E. (Lieber) Gwin of Bowling Green; 3 children: Sarah P. Gwin of Columbus, Laura E. Gwin of Columbus and Brandon C. Ewing (Ashley Gullett) of Shelby; 3 grandchildren: Jaylin, Jaliyah, and Cambria; his father-in-law: R.C. Pittenger; a brother: Stephen (Janet) Gwin of Sylvania; a sister: Judy (Bill) Ballsizer of Greenville, SC; a nephew: Zach Gwin; and a niece: Maddie Gwin.  He was preceded in death by his brother, John Gwin.

Friends and family are welcome on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 2-4 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where a celebration in honor of Tim’s triple portion, abundant life to the full will be conducted on Monday at 10:30 AM. Pastor Ron Frizzell will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to North Central Ohio District Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 947, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

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  1. Cheryl Clark says:

    Joy and Family,

    So sorry to hear about Tim’s passing. Please accept our condolences and may you find peace in the days ahead.

    you will be in our prayers.
    Cheryl, Bill & Hannah Clark

  2. Steve & Deb Metro says:

    Joy, we are so sorry for your loss.. know that you in our prayers.
    Our deepest condolences

  3. Sharon Keyser says:

    Joy, May the Lord surround you and your family with comfort and peace during this sad time.

  4. Conni & Jim Little says:

    Dear Gwin Family,

    Words cannot express our sorrow at the untimely passing of Tim. We were blessed to have him as a cherished son-in-law for 12 years. He will always be a part of our family in our hearts and in our prayers. May you find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace.

  5. Suzanne and Kevin Metzger says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Ginger says:

    Sarah & Laura, I so wish I could be with you this weekend! I briefly considered it, but just had my 2nd knee replacement three weeks ago and know I couldn’t manage the travel at this point. Please know I’m with you in spirit!
    Love, Ginger

  7. Barbara C Allen says:

    Joy – always loved to see the bright smile on Tim’s face and to watch him interact with the children – earth’s loss is truly heaven’s gain – praying for you all.

    Barb Allen
    Wooster Nazarene

  8. Tresa mathews says:

    Sarah and Laura so sorry for your loss.

  9. Ron & Eileen Mawhorr says:

    Shelby C Club friends. So loved that the children Welcomed him home and were saved. He is in a much better place now and we will all see him someday soon. Our sympathy and prayers.

  10. Camellia Stapley says:

    We are so very sorry Joy. We love you both so very much. We have many great memories of fun times together to remember Tim by. He will be missed so much. Burley ,Camellia & kids

  11. Mrs. Lynn says:

    My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends. May God provide you with the comfort and strength you need as you cope with your loss. 2 Corinthians 1 : 3,4

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