Timothy Lee Barney
September 20, 1958 ‒ December 23, 2017
Timothy Lee Barney, 59, of Mansfield Ohio passed away on December 23, 2017 at his home.
He was born Sept 20, 1958 in Dayton Ohio and was the son of James and Carol (Humerick) Barney. Tim graduated from Madison High School, served 6 years in the Army before receiving his Associates degree at the Culinary Institute of America and later his Bachelor’s of Arts in Education at Kent State University. He spent much of his years as an executive chef in some of the most esteemed restaurants in New York City and Boston before returning home to Ohio where he and his then wife Mae Lae raised their two children. Tim continued his passion as executive chef in Cleveland, while also advancing his talents as a culinary arts teacher, restaurant owner/entrepreneur as well as a prison ministry disciple. Being an avid reader and lover of traveling, Tim travelled cross country to many sites before landing in Bremerton Seattle to write his novel, Puget Chase. After successfully completing many lifelong dreams, he decided to come back to Ohio to spend time with family in 2013.
Tim is survived by his mother Carol Barney; daughter Kristina (Brian) Lalley; son Caleb (Allison) Barney; with two expectant grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he is preceded by death by his sister Bonnie Mitchell and his brother David Barney.
The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2-3 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Tim would love it if you would do a random act of kindness for an unexpected stranger. His generosity and love of life were two of his many great attributes and he would love nothing more than to brighten a person’s day in his honor. As Tim would say ‘Life is Good’.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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