Timothy Passmore, 58, of Blue Ridge, GA, passed away on April 25, 2022, in Blue Ridge. On December 22, 1963, Tim was born in Cleveland, TN, to Bud Passmore and Opal Passmore, but grew up in Benton, TN.
At age six, Tim began playing the fiddle and guitar at age eight. He went on to win multiple awards for his fiddle playing, including the Tennessee State Fiddle Championships six times. He started playing music professionally at age fifteen, playing with The Knoxville Grass. He went on to play for such country acts like Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels, and Marty Stuart, among many other popular acts. Tim was also a former firefighter for the Gwinnett County Fire Department. After coming off the road as a professional musician, Tim began a twenty-plus year career as a local carpenter and was known for his masterful craftsmanship. Tim was also an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.
Tim married Melinda Passmore on March 15, 1997, in Benton, Tennessee. Tim was best known for his devout love of the Lord, his family, and his musicianship.
Timothy is survived by Melinda Passmore - spouse, Natasha Taylor - daughter, Ryan Ritchie - son, Victoria Ritchie - daughter-in-law, Tyler Ritchie - son, Mike Passmore - brother, Gwen McElrath - sister, Alen Passmore - brother, Sue Gregory - sister, Jeff Passmore - brother, Mia Ritchie - grandchild, Leo Taylor - grandchild, Gabriel Taylor - grandchild. Timothy is preceded in death by Bud Passmore - father, Opal Passmore - mother.
Funeral services Monday, May 2, 2022, 3:00 PM Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister Jesse C. Harris officiating. Music by Tyler Ritchie and Greg Brooks.
Interment will follow in Morganton Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Monday, May 2, 2022, from 1 till 3 PM.
Cochran Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of Timothy Passmore. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.