Timothy Earl Jennette

In Memorial

Timothy Earl Jennette, 53, of Buxton, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at his residence.  Tim was the owner of Jennette Construction.  He was a skilled, hands on craftsman who loved the challenge of completing ambitious projects.  He was the grandson of the last principal keeper of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.  He was proud of his island heritage, and loved the company of his family and friends.  Tim loved high adventure.  He was an accomplished surfer and standout wrestler at Cape Hatteras High School. Left to cherish his memory is his sister, Terry Jennette Ponton and husband, John of Avon; beloved nieces, Sarah Ponton of SanDiego, CA and Susan Ponton of Portland, OR. Tim was predeceased by his parents, Rany Brooks Jennette and Josephine Miller Jennette, and a younger brother, Kil Lee Jennette.  He will be dearly missed by his many friends.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at Buxton United Methodist Church on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ken Davenport officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Buxton United Methodist Church Building/Memorial Fund, POB 672, Buxton, NC 27920.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Mary Jolliff Moore

    Tim is one of the students I remember from my years of Public School Music at Hatteras school. He was so sweet, with a shy/sly smile. My condolences to the family. I pray God will hold you in the hollow of His loving hands.

  2. Esther Hall

    Dear Pontons,
    I am so very sorry for the huge hole left in your lives by the loss of Tim.I am holding all of you in the Light.

    Your long lost friend,
    Esther Hall

  3. Wayland & Dee Jennette

    We will miss Tim so much! Tim & I would always meet in the Food Lion or Conners and our conversation was about what we were having for dinner! Tim was a great guy and he was always the same everytime I saw him. He always took the time to be friendly and that is alot to be said. We are thinking of ya all and God Bless!

  4. Vickie andJim Simmons

    Terry and John and family. Please know how sad we are that you have lost your brother. We, as his friends, are so sad, also, that we have him no more. Knowing him was such a pleasure. I am sure he is in a good place, and we will see him again. Much love, Vickie and Jim

  5. jimbo barley

    i have known Tim for many years and worked along side him for a few of those years .he was a great guy to work with and surf with and just hang out with ,i am proud to have called him my friend.he will be sorely missed but never forgotten. see you in the afterlife Tim.love ya man ,Jimbo

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