Timothy Marvin (Tim) Gethers, was the second of four T’s born on April 20, 1957, in Kansas City, Missouri, at Queen of the World Hospital, to the union of William and Elizabeth Gethers. He was preceded in death by both parents, his brother, Terrell Morrison Gethers; aunts, Christine White, Francis Crafton, and Paula Samuels; uncles, Theodore White, Melvin White, and Marshall White.
Tim attended Central High School, home of the Blue Eagles, Class of 1975. Tim was baptized at Friendship Baptist Church at the young age of 9 years old. He frequently attended Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, where he also played basketball with the church league.
Tim would host parties for his classmates and many special events for family and close friends, which included his mouthwatering meals that would keep you coming back for more. He definitely inherited his mother’s cooking skills. That of which took his cooking and grilling expertise to big events all over the country to places such as Baltimore, Maryland, and Denver, Colorado, just to name a few. One special event that he was most proud of was him being part of the YMCA Annual “Thingamajig” Science fair for students in the greater Washington, DC area. Tim worked the Summer of 2018-2019 events, as one of the head chef’s for over 4,000 students, 800 staff and major donors. Surely, we cannot forget how Tim would fire up a grill. His finger licking rubs and sauce, of which he names “Bone Sweet,” and he refused to share his special recipe, not even with family. Tim’s creativity extended into his lawn business in which he received many accolades because of his detail of perfection. He put his heart and soul in all that he did. He would give you the shirt off his back, and his last dime if need be. It was nothing for Tim to pull out his grill and cook for his neighbors and deliver throughout the neighborhood.
Who was the life of the party? Of course, Tim was! No matter what or where, Tim was ready to dance, sing, and share plenty of memorable moments with anyone that he came in contact with. Tim was forever speaking knowledge to his family and many young men around the neighborhood. Tim was an avid sports fan which included high school, college and professional levels of sports. He particularly loved the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.
Tim’s smile, laughter, sense of humor, and personality will be greatly missed. We have lost a wonderful man who can never be replaced. Hearing his quotes of, “Handling your business,” “Listen to me when I’m talking to you, this is square business,” and best of all, “Who Ya Wit?”
He leaves to cherish his memory, two daughters, Giovanni Kinsey (daughter of Yvonne Kinsey-Williams), Timesha Gethers-Johnson (Claude)(daughter of Sherita Johnson) both of Kansas City, Missouri; his son, Anzio Lewis of Kansas City, Missouri (mother of the late Catherine Lewis of Lansing, Michigan); and one that he raised like a daughter, Tamika Williams (daughter of Paula Dampier) of Lansing, Michigan; his brother, Tyrone Gethers, Sr. (Marsha) of Cypress, Texas; his sisters, Toni Ford (Myron) of Kansas City, Missouri, Evelyn Merritt of Kansas City, Missouri, and Gertrude Gethers-Dukes of Charleston, South Carolina; his grandchildren, Tamora Kinsey, DeMarquis Brown, Dionte’ Brown, Nate Johnson, D’Vone Johnson, Carly Parker (aka Carly T); his great-granddaughters, Logan Kinsey, and Aris Brown all of Kansas City, Missouri; his nieces, Ne’Toshia McCullough of Charleston, South Carolina, Kim Haywood(Jay) of Las Vegas, Nevada, Tamara Casey (Leonard Sr.) of Birmingham, Alabama, Kiera Gethers-King (TaRon), Tiara Morrison, Stephanie Morrison-Sutton(Mark) all of Kansas City, Missouri; nephews, Anthony Pearl and Tyrone Gethers Jr.
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