William Timothy “Tim” Hoots

1952 - 2024

Mr. William Timothy “Tim” Hoots, 71, of King, North Carolina passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2024
with his family by his side. Tim suffered a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia and in usual Tim style, stayed
tough until the end.

Tim was born on December 18, 1952 to the late William “Bill” Houston Hoots and Esteen Marie Speer Hoots at
City Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He attended the public schools of Yadkin County – Courtney
Elementary School, followed by Forbush High School, which he graduated from in 1971. At an early age he
professed his faith in Jesus Christ on October 8, 1961 at the age of 9 years old, and joined Deep Creek Baptist
Church in Yadkinville, NC.

Tim was united in holy matrimony to his better half, Sherry, in October of 1976. They shared life’s up, downs, in-
betweens, and adventures for 47 years. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kimberly “Kim” Hoots
Bricolo (Anthony) of King, NC, and Kristi Hoots Shaffer (Brandon) of Walnut Cove, NC. “The girls”, as he called
them, loved their Daddy more than life itself and always looked up to him as their biggest hero. He was always
there to share his wisdom, advice, unconditional love, understanding, strength, shoulder to cry on, listening ear, and
knowledge, and will forever be the best Daddy ever.

Tim worked for RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company for 38 years and retired in 2010, where he was known as “Hootie”
to his co-workers. He also served in the US Army Reserves for 22 years, where he was a mechanic, managing the
motor pool, and reached rank of Master Sergeant. Tim was the most talented mechanic and most enjoyed his time in
his shop, tinkering and listening to classic country music. He was an avid car lover, especially of muscle cars,
which shined through his beloved hugger orange ’69 Chevrolet Chevelle. He never met a stranger and always
unselfishly lent a helping hand, whether it was helping tow motorists out of ditches in the snow, working on
neighbors’ and friends’ vehicles, chatting to various campground friends, towing in stranded boats on Lake Norman,
or just taking time to listen to anyone who needed an open ear. Tim and Sherry spent many years camping at Lake
Norman, where many fond memories were made with family, including Tim slalom water skiing and trying to pass
the boat, skiing with his daughters, whether side-by-side or with them on his shoulders, attempting to climb onto the
yellow inflated rocket with Sherry, or having numerous friend and family gatherings at “the lake.”
Tim was an active member of Germanton Baptist Church in Germanton, NC for 21 years. He enjoyed helping with
the annual church chicken stew, and also participated in Operation In As Much as well as on the van committee,
serving his church and community for the Lord. As a result of his generous spirit and pleasant personality, he was
loved by many. His influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, his eldest sister, Kathryn “Kathy” Hoots Conrad, and his special aunt and
uncle, Gene and Barbara Howell. His life will forever be cherished in the hearts of his daughters, Kim and Kristi,
and his wife, Sherry; five grandchildren, Anthony John Bricolo, Jr. of Winston-Salem, NC, Cody Bricolo of King,
NC, and Garrett, Adelyn, and Sawyer Shaffer, all of Walnut Cove, NC; as well as his beloved granddog, Marley.
He will forever be missed by his younger sister, Sharon “Sherry” Hoots Leftwich (Dwight) of Yadkinville, NC, his
younger brother, George Edward Hoots (Jeanette) of Sumter, SC, and his brother-in-law, Westley Conrad of
Tobaccoville, NC, as well as a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Family visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m., followed by a celebration of life service, on Wednesday, July 10, 2024
at 12:00 p.m. at Germanton Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice
or Lewy Body Society (lewybody.org). Special thanks to Mountain Valley Hospice and their many loving workers
and nurses, as well as to special in-home caregivers, Priscilla and Melody.

23 rd Psalm: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me
beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea,
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy
staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head
with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 32:7-8: You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of


6 tributes for William Timothy “Tim” Hoots

  1. Lisa perrell

    I’m saddened to hear of Mr Tim’s passing he was a sweetheart I enjoyed my time with him! Prayers for his family. FLY high Tim.

  2. Jennifer Grubbs


  3. Tracy

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all family.

  4. Nathan Hoots

    He is a hero!! They never die in our minds. From working in cars, 4 wheeling, cutting trees, taking us to Dairyo, jumping railroad crossings (didn’t happen but sure was ready for him to dukes & hazzard that crossing), doing a burnout on army mess hall grease, first cup of coffee (army coffee – 🤮🤮), telling stories and jokes, being there whenever needed, the center of attention (for me anyway), always had a cigar in his mouth & lots of more memories. I’m glad he allowed us to hang around him. Definitely will be missed. Wish I could have downloaded his memory before the sickness. Love you Uncle Tim!!!

  5. Carl Baxter

    Though the darkness may last for the night, joy comes in the morning; another Saint has gone home.

  6. Bobby Lynch

    So sorry to hear of Tims passing, Tim and i had some good times together when we were younger, my thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.


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