Timothy Wayne Billheimer, 59, died of sudden cardiac arrest at 1:15 am, and was received into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 14, 2021, with his family by his side. He was born on September 10, 1961, in Wooster, Ohio, to parents Paul David and Ada Mae (Mellot) Billheimer. Timothy was married, on June 15, 1991, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to wife Dawn Marie (Hayes) Billheimer. Timothy enjoyed playing guitar, writing songs, lyrics, and poetry, and researching genealogy and family history. He enjoyed travel, experiencing new culture, customs, and cuisine. Timothy graduated with high honors from PGCC, Largo, MD. He earned an AA in Electronic Engineering Technology. He became a member of Tau Alpha Pi national honor society which fosters excellence in engineering and technology. Timothy proudly served in United States Air Force from 1979 – 1984, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Timothy was awarded the Longevity Service Award, Good Conduct Medal and Overseas Long Tour Ribbon. He met the requirements for entrance at the GS-7 level in numerous professional and technical occupations in Federal service. His soldering technique earned him a NASA Certification in Electrical Connections Techniques. His work spanned seven presidential administrations (from Ronald Reagan to Joseph R. Biden;) totaling 42 years of service to the Intelligence Community.
Timothy is survived by his loving wife Dawn Marie Billheimer, beloved sons Christopher Bruce Billheimer, and Jonathan Alexander Billheimer, loving parents Paul David Billheimer, and Ada Mae Zappone, sisters Kathleen Denise Willis and family, and Cynthia Luanne Desness and family, and Denise Snyder and family, and brother Terrence Keith Billheimer and family. Tim was passionate about family. He treasured his relationships with his grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Timothy expressed gratitude for devoted step mother Cheryl Hites and family.
Optional flowers or donation to The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). We would like to extend our gratitude to All Lorton, VA first responders. We will always carry your memory in our hearts. Tim’s favorite scripture verse presents the concept that God is a profound mystery of faith. Mysterium Fidei. Timothy knew we can never fully find God although we may pledge our lives to serve him. The truth is the more we come to know God, the more we seek Him. The more we seek Him the more we realize we do not fully know Him. Tim wrote a song called The Pearl of Great Price.” From the Scripture, “Again,the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.” (Matthew 13:45-46). People search the mystery of Heaven; and it is this search that, in and of itself, presents to us God’s Kingdom.
Visitation will be Wednesday March 24, 2021 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem. Graveside Service will at 1:30 at the Congress Cemetery with Pastor Rob Moskowitz officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the James Stevenson American Post 499 of West Salem. The family would find great comfort if you share a memory or picture of Tim on the funeral home's website at mattesonfh.com
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