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09/29/14 - NNHS Newsletter - Tim Plank

Timothy Lee Plank
(13 Mar 1949 - 19 Sept 2014)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad if slightly belated edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.     Tim Plank, husband of Kathy Vellines Plank ('72) of VA, passed away in Virginia Beach on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the age of 65.

   His late brother-in-law, Charles Vellines (08 Sept 1946 - 01 July 1974), was a member of the Class of 1965.

    From Sandi Bateman Chestnut ('65) of VA - 09/29/14, 12:55 PM - "  Timothy Lee Plank Obituary":


The attached obituary is for the husband of Kathy Vellines Plank, sister of our classmate, Charlie Vellines. Tim battled pancreatic cancer for about a year, losing his courageous battle September 19th. Since I hadn't even anything in the newsletters, thought you might not know about this.

   Oh, Sandi, I am so sorry to learn this! I was totally unaware of it; thank you so much for letting me know.

From The Virginian Pilot - 09/23/14:

                 Timothy Lee Plank
      VIRGINIA BEACH - Timothy Lee Plank, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to heaven September 19, 2014.

Born March 13, 1949, in Sarasota, Florida, Tim was the son of the late John L. and Ida Mae (Borntrager) Plank.

Tim left Florida in 1966 and made Virginia Beach his home. There he met his wife, Kathryn Vellines Plank (Kathy) to whom he was married 42 years. He is also survived by two sons and their families: Martin W. Plank (Marty) and Janet D. Windle who have two children, Emily Kathryn Plank, 6 and Charles Parker Plank, 3. Timothy Aaron Plank (Aaron) and Angela Zook Plank who have two children, Chloe Marie, 7 and Heidi Renee, 5. He is also survived by three sisters, Alma Yoder of Montezuma, Georgia, Elva Miller and Mary Plank, both of Meigs, Georgia; and a brother, David A.D. Plank (Sara Mae) of Sarasota, Florida. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tim has many great and great-great nieces and nephews as well.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel, Ralph and Isaac Plank; and his sister, Millie Hostetler.
Tim Plank

Tim was a Master plumber but his great love was woodworking. He was truly a Master Craftsman. His pride and joy and greatest achievement was designing and building his dream home in Central Virginia.

Tim loved his God, his family, his church and friends greatly. Whether you knew him as Dad, Grandaddy, G-Daddy, Uncle Tim, Mr. Tim or Mr. Plank, you knew he loved everyone he met and everyone who met him, loved him.

He will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Great Bridge Baptist Church, 640 Battlefield Boulevard, South, Chesapeake. Interment will follow in Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery, 2041 Mt. Pleasant Road, Chesapeake.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at Great Bridge Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, Great Bridge Chapel, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake.

Many thanks to our friends and family for their love and support during the past year as Tim valiantly fought cancer. The most special thank-you of all goes to the nurses on 2 SOUTH ONCOLOGY at Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital for being our "second" family. You are simply the very best. We love you.

Memorial contributions may be made to Union Mission Ministries, 3000 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.

Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on September 23, 2014.
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September 23, 2014

Dear Marty,
Joe and I are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish the memories you have and it will help you get through.
Joe and Jeryl Howell
(Shawn and Jason Howell's parents)

~ Joe and Jeryl Howell, North Prince George
, Virginia

September 23, 2014

   I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Tim always had a very special place in my heart and always will. I have thought about him a lot during the past year and now I know why. Dave and Sara Mae- I don't know if you remember me from the barn, but I think about you guys often. Those were the days. He is not suffering now and he will be missed.

~ Joni Warder (Hays), Summerville, South CarolinaContact Me


September 23, 2014

  Whistle and I are so sorry for your loss

~ Robert and Barbara Windle, Richmond, Virginia

September 24, 2014

My deepest condolences. May you continue to find comfort from family and friends at this time of great sorrow. And may you find comfort in knowing that when God restores Paradise, He will undo all causes of suffering. (Ps. 37:11) Then our tears of sorrow will become tears of great joy.

~ John

September 24, 2014

So sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of the family during this difficult period

September 29, 2014



September 29, 2014



  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Tim's family and their friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Rock of Ages

Words by Augustus Montague Toplady, 1763 (first published in The Gospel Magazine, 1775)
(04 Nov 1740 - 11 Aug 1778)

Music by Thomas Hastings
(15 Oct 1784 - 15 May 1872)

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee,
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy riven side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save me from its guilt and pow'r.

Not the labors of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law's demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked come, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly,
Wash me, Savior, or I die!

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When mine eyes shall close in death,
When I soar to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee.

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Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of 01/27/05

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