Timothy Tison

September 25, 1966 - February 18, 2011
Timothy Tison


Timothy “Tim” Earl Tison, age 44 of Wilmington, died Friday, February 18, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center with friends and family by his side.

Born in Conway, S.C., Tison is survived by his wife Kelly, his mother Nelda Formyduval Tison of Nakina, N.C., father William Earl Tison of Whiteville, N.C. and his maternal grandfather Pastor William Guy Formyduval of Nakina. Tison was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dewitt and Alma Tison of Whiteville and his maternal grandmother Reba Stanley Formyduval of Nakina.

A native of Nakina, N.C., Tim moved to North Myrtle Beach, S.C. in the 1980s where he became an avid surfer, windsurfer and sailor. It was in North Myrtle Beach where Tim met his wife, Kelly. The two were married at Fort Fisher and then settled in Wilmington.

Tim loved to spend time with friends boating, surfing, windsurfing, and fishing. He was a military history buff and enjoyed caring for his two German Shepherds, long talks on the phone with his father and was rarely seen without his loving wife, Kelly, by his side.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach.

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  • February 24, 2011
    Jamie Mathews says:
    Beautiful obituary write-up and picture of Tim. What a great way to remember him.

  • February 22, 2011
    Brandy Smith says:
    I just wanted to let you know that you have my greatest sympathy, and my heart is truly saddened for you. If there is anything that I can do to help you in anyway, please do not hesitate to call me at anytime.My sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • February 21, 2011
    Nicole and John says:
    To have known and worked with Tim is a privilege that will never be forgotten. I have never known one person to have such high integrity, honesty, values, and kindness as he did. He will be so dearly missed by everyone who had the honor of knowing him. Kelly, you are and will always be in our thoughts. Our hearts ache for you as I cannot even begin to imagine your pain.

  • February 25, 2011
    Robert & Carol Buffkin says:
    Kelly , We were so sorry to hear about Tim. We are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts during this time of sorrow. We miss seeing you at the beach, you are a wonderful person and a good friend, We love you, God Bless! Robert & Carol Buffkin

  • February 25, 2011
    Eddie Bernard says:
    Kelly- I wish you the best in this tragic time. Tim was a great friend and boss in my summers at the NMB Berts. A real laid back nature lover.