Spike Timmons was one of those guys that was incredibly easy to like. Once he got to know you, you were his friend, something that’s hard to find these days. The Trenches World Report was like a second home to Spike, he had many friends here, he loved every damn one of us, and he made that clear on a daily basis.
Spike was very lucky to find his Elizabeth, he loved her dearly. They made their home in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Elizabeth put a huge smile on Spike’s face daily, these two made each other. I saw it firsthand as I was fortunate enough to meet them, and enjoy their awesome company a couple of times. They would pick me up at the truck stop and we would go to dinner. I really had a great time conversing with them and their family. I wish we could have met more.
Spike was always proud of talking about how he met Mark Koernke, visiting him at his home and picnicking with Mark’s family, no doubt learning about the militia movement, I’m sure taking in every word as undoubtedly Mark was a father figure to Spike. The entire Koernke family was extremely close to Spike, especially Edward, I’m sure Ed Koernke is taking this death hard, as are all of us.
Henry and Laura, words cannot do justice, as I know what you’re going through right now, this was family. When you lose one as close as Spike, all we can do is grieve, which we all do differently in our own way. I know what you’re going through. Sometimes life is not fair, especially when you lose a brother such as Spike Timmons.
I just thought some words in Spike’s honor were in order, something with that I’m sure all here could agree. Now we have the next step, to honor Spike’s passing with our blessings and contributions to Spike’s family. From the bottom of all of our hearts, we say farewell my good friend and brother, it’s been an honor.