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Timothy Wayne Berner
|A Family-Led Memorial Service
Celebrating Timmy's Life
Friday Evening, January 11, 2019
From 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Decatur Club
158 West Prairie Avenue
Timothy “Timmy” Wayne Berner, age 41, died Sunday, December 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm
in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.
There will be a celebration on Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the
Decatur Club, Decatur, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Decatur
Earthmover Credit Union, Timothy Berner Memorial Fund. Tanzyus Logan Funeral
Service and Care is assisting with arrangements. Please sign the family guestbook at www.
Timmy was born in March of 1977 in Decatur, the son of Linda Judy (Smith) and Steven
C. Smith. He graduated from Lovington High School, was a CNA at various Sullivan and
Mattoon nursing homes, worked as a banquet captain at the Decatur Conference Center
& Hotel, and as an assembler at Caterpillar, Inc.
He is survived by his partner Jarrod Cox from October 2014 until his death; father,
Steven C. Smith; dad, Mike Berner; all brothers and sisters – Patty Coburn, Micheal
Pitts, Chrissy Shoemaker, Chastity Foster, Johnny Smith, Ryan Berner, Ben Berner and
Brianna Smith; four nieces -- Taylor Foster, Lauren Foster, Jazmine Coburn, Cambrie
Smith; four nephews – Zack & AJ Coburn and Blake & Brady Foster.
Timmy was preceded by his mother, Linda Judy (Smith); grandparents and two uncles.
His favorite things were dancing, singing and living life to the fullest. His favorite song
was “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler. He had an addictive personality and was
stubborn and funny.