Timothy Heminger, 73, dies

Columbus, OH — Timothy Dale Heminger, 73, a longtime resident of Hawkinsville, Ga., died peacefully at his home on May 29, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Karen; sons, Zackary and Jacob; five granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.

Mr. Heminger was born in Canton, Ohio. He graduated from Kentucky Military Institute of Louisville, Ky., and then attended Kent State University.

He raced Standardbreds for many years and was also a popular blacksmith. He enjoyed spending many winters in Hawkinsville both training and shoeing horses. He was partly responsible for the success of many champion racehorses, some of which were known internationally.

In the early 1990s, he and his wife decided to make Hawkinsville their year round home. Mr. Heminger managed the Hawkinsville harness horse training facility for several years and then moved on to work as a supervisor of the water treatment plant for the City of Hawkinsville, from which he retired.

Everyone is born with God-given talents and he was blessed with many. He excelled with most all that he laid his hands on. He was an absolute master craftsman in iron work, carpentry, general building and so much more. His eye for detail was always visible in any project he tackled for himself or for the countless friends and family that he enjoyed working for.

He had many accomplishments to be proud of, but he was most proud of his wife, his sons and granddaughters. He enjoyed relating tales of his hunting exploitations and especially if it involved his family or his many hunting buddies.

Mr. Heminger touched many lives throughout his time here on earth and when he is greeted by Our Heavenly Father, I know God will say unto him “Well done my faithful son, welcome home.”

There will be no services at this time. There will be a gathering in the Fall in Tim’s honor at the Hawkinsville harness horse training facility when the horsemen return for the winter training season.

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