Timothy Edgar Iammarino
Timothy Edgar Iammarino
Timothy Edgar Iammarino age 82 of San Marcos, Texas passed away following a brief illness on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Tim was born to Corp. Peter and Evaline Iammarino on March 28, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio.
Tim is survived by wife of 7 years Dina Lonzello Iammarino. Children: Misty Iammarino (Tony) Webb of New Braunfels, Tx, Denise (Wayne) Farris of Canyon Lake Tx, Debbie Clark of Springfield Ohio, Laurence (Laura) Josserand of Rock Hill, NC. Brian (Sheryl) Josserand of Austin, Tx. Susan (Michael) Weimers of New Braunfels, Tx.
Grandchildren: Joseph Timothy Webb, Logan Farris, Lindsey Farris, Randie (Bageant) Demaree, Hunter Clark, Ashley Powell, Brooke Bumgardner, Anthony Josserand, Erin Goerlich, Eric Josserand, Holly Josserand, Zachary Wiemers, Jared Wiemers, Nicholas Wiemers, Victoria Wiemers. Life long dear friends Floyd and Mary Schlett, Houston, Tx.
Tim was preceded in death by both his parents, late wife Eileen Josserand Iammarino, daughter Dixie Bumgardner and grandson Codie Bageant.
Tim attended Beaumont High School in Beaumont, Texas where he played basketball. Tim enlisted and served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany. After serving, he began a career in the retail shoe business working for Morton Shoe Co. as a district supervisor with territory in Oklahoma and Texas. Traveling through the charming college town of San Marcos he realized the small town had a need, a shoe store that catered to the college ladies. He moved his family from Norman, Oklahoma and opened Pompy's Shoes on North LBJ in 1973. After much success, he later opened shoe departments in The Highland Mall shops in Austin and Padre Staples Mall in Corpus Christi, Tx. Tim was also an avid pool player opened Cats' Billiards on South LBJ several years later. Tim was business savvy, but enjoyed the quiet life as well.
Tim met his best friend Floyd Schlett in the 4th grade at St. Anthony's Elementary School in Beaumont. They forged a life long friendship that took them hunting, ocean fishing, enjoying road trips and traveling through the years.
Tim enjoyed numerous hobbies and tournament fishing on Canyon Lake, McQueeney and Dunlap. He was a champion Poker player. He excelled playing craps and poker in Vegas, old school Vegas during the Rat Pack era. Passion for Jazz, Blues, early rock and Elvis. Once he was at a dance hall, Little Richard was playing, he and his date took center stage cuttin the rug, he was a show stopper for sure. Tim loved boxing, Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali attending as many matches as he could, even taught his daughters how to box. Tim's kindness and care of animals young or old held a special place in his big heart, he leaves behind his beloved pets, Angel, Harry, L.S. and Yogi.
Tim will be missed, his presence, absent. The generosity and love he shared so freely lives on. What most don't realize he had one biological child. He was a wonderful, caring, involved Step-father to 6 children that will be forever grateful to have called him DAD. Godspeed Dad and thank you.
Visitation and Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Legends Tri-County Funeral Home at 101 Centerpoint Rd. San Marcos, Texas.
Cremation to follow service. A memorial service will be held dates are pending with his ashes spread at Galveston.