Tim James "T. J." Van Meter
Tim James “T.J.” Van Meter, age 19 of Delaware died Friday,
March 15, 2002 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Plumb Rd.,
South of Sunbury.
He was born on April 19, 1982 in
Marion to Judy L. (Long) Van Meter of Delaware and Tim A. Van Meter of Delaware.
He completed the fire service program at Delaware J.V.S. North, graduating with
the Delaware Hayes High School Class of 2000. T.J. worked as a courier for
Kondik Courier Service, he was also a security guard for Polaris Fashion Mall,
and a model for Z Models.
He attended the Eastside Mission
Church, enjoyed rock climbing, snow boarding, paintball, and collecting fire
memorabilia. T.J. also liked to work on cars, and was especially proud of his
Acura Legend. A artist he also enjoyed music, known as T.J. the D. J. Another
hobby was making car sound systems, he won a base competition with a sound
system he made. He was cheerful, easy going, and always willing to lend a
In addition to his parents, he
is also survived by Sister: Jenny Van Meter of Delaware, Maternal Grand-parents:
Willard & Marjorie Long of Delaware, Paternal Grandmother: Enola Van Meter
of Delaware, Great-Grandmother: Mary Long of Apple Grove W.V., Uncles; John
(Bea) Van Meter of Huron, Jim Van Meter of Waldo, Will “Uncle Googlee” (Mary
Kirk) Long of Marysville, Joy Long of Delaware, Jamie Long of Delaware, and
Aunt: Sherry Conley Long of Delaware, Cousins: Matt Van Meter, Mark Van Meter,
Julie (Steve) Cline, Brandon Long, Drake Long, Second Cousins: Twins: Ryan and
Victoria Cline, Best Friends: Aaron Coy, Aimee Travis, Uncle Frank Ripka,
numerous other family and friends.
Proceeded in death by
Grandfather: James F. Van Meter, and special friend Kendell Wayne Hack Jr.
Friends may call Monday 4-8 p.m.
at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36) Delaware. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Highpoint Nazarene Church, 795
Pollock Rd., Delaware, Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in
Memorial contributions can be
made to the T. J. Van Meter Memorial Fund, c/o National City Bank, 40 N.
Sandusky St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or through the funeral home.