Christopher Emanuel Timberlake

03/09/1950 - 06/28/2020

Obituary for Christopher Emanuel Timberlake

Christopher Emanuel Timberlake, 70, departed this life on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, 3712 Cheek Rd., Durham, NC, at 10:00 am.

Masks are to be worn at all services and social distancing recommended.

All acts of kindness are appreciated during this difficult time, but we ask that you contact the family before sending flowers.


Guest Book

Prayers and sincere condolences for the Timberlake family. I will cherish my memories of Chris as a great friend, neighbor and Merrick Moore classmate. Patilla Mason-Mitchell

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To the Timberlake Family; our hearts are filled with prayers and thoughts of peace and comfort that you may have the strength to live life with his guiding presence. Leslie, Mike and Maxx Haehn.

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To your family from our family we send our love and utmost sympathy. The Barber Family

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Our deep and sincerest sympathy to Kathy and family on the passing of our true and kind friend Chris. My husband Cyrus and Chris enjoyed many university of Michigan football games and many phone calls to talk about UM sports. We miss Chris. Memories of him will always be with us. Love to Kathy and family. Cyrus and Mary Varner

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Our deep and sincerest sympathy to Kathy and family on the passing of our true and kind friend Chris. My husband Cyrus and Chris enjoyed many university of Michigan football games and many phone calls to talk about UM sports. We miss Chris. Memories of him will always be with us. Love to Kathy and family. Cyrus and Mary Varner

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I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Chris for his family and our loss of a true "gentle giant" as a classmate. I have two outstanding memories of Chris; the first is his ride down my street Nellowood on this big mule during the summer.I don't know where he was going and did not care because I was afraid of the mule. The second was he was my date to our 11th grade prom. Chris talked about my exit from his car after the car once he took me home after the prom. Yes I jumped out of the car and ran into my house. Nope no handshake goodnight kiss or even a thank you. At our 50th reunion Chris and I talked and laughed about that night and I told him that I would give him a goodnight kiss (on the cheek of course) for that unexpected exit from his car that prom night. That is a sweet memory for me because we were all very innocent to a great degree at that time. I am sure he is smiling at the fact I shared this memory and Pray thathe willtruly rest in peace--Priscilla Scarlett Class of "68"

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I will always cherish the memories of Chris and his brothers playing with my family and I in our Maplewood Drive neighborhood. I have always admired Chris and his calm demeanor. I will always have a place in my heart for Chris and his family. I know the Lord has him in his care and he will see us again on that great day. My prayers of comfort and encouragement are with the Timberlake family. -Jerome and Sandra Brown

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My heartfelt sympathy to the Timberlake family. Our Braggtown neighborhood and Merrick Moore classmates lost a true friend, classmate and gentle giant. RIP. Gwen Daye Hodges

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My deepest condolences to the Timberlake family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Chris will always be remembered with the kindest of thoughts. Merrick Moore Class of 1968 classmate, Joyce Dean Prince.

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Sending sincere condolences to the Timberlake family. Keeping you in prayer and knowing that you will find comfort as you "grow" through the grief process.I remember Chris and his brothers riding my bus, bus 50. Love and compassion, Rev. Dr. Barbara Parker Hayes

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Bless the family in their time of bereavement. - Wayland Burton and family

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May God Bless you during your time of sorrow. Delton Holloway

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To the Timberlake family: May God bless you during this time of sorrow. Delton Holloway

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I graduated with Chris, and remember him as the "gentle giant". He was always kind and respectful of others. The last time I saw him was at our class reunion last year. I am glad I had a chance to see and speak with him before he took his last journey. I will miss you my friend! - Jackie McClary

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Rest In Peace Mr. Timberlake. You will always be remembered by the MCHS Class of 1988. Wonderful Coach, Wonderful Man. God Bless You and Your Family . WE will Keep You in Our Hearts & Prayers-Michelle Puffpaff

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So sorry to hear of Chris's passing. I have known him most of my life. His family always seemed to be part of our family. This is a tremendous loss. May God bring comfort to the family as only He can do. Carol Bradford Holt

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SO sorry for your loss. A special place in our hearts will always be kept for Chris. Class of 68 Claudette V. Battle

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Christopher Timberlake Chris was my friend. When I met him at Merrick Moore, he was a big guy, had a big heart, and character to match. We played football together, got knocked down, getting up . .Chris would be the first to ask "Are you alright?" He was determined against the odds to not just be a man but a good person. And he made it! We all will miss him, and thank the Lord for planting a flower to travel with us during the cycle of life. Melvin Carver, Class of '68.

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So sorry for you loss. May you memories of Chris bring to you comfort and peace today and always. - Class of 68

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My Prayers and Words of encouragement goes out to the Family. Even in times like this, GOD IS STILL A GOOD GOD. Christopher and I graduated the same time form Merrick-Moore School. Rest In Peace, Classmate....

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I will not forget. - Larry Barber

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We jumped out of trees into cars and road away. Christopher was the biggest guy in the room. He was my guy. I will not forget.

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

- Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.