On March 4, 2015, Timothy Joseph Lemp (57) lost his courageous battle with breast cancer while surrounded by his loving family. When Tim was born on April 18, 1957, in Winter Garden, Florida, little did anyone realize that he would, for many, become the face of breast cancer in men.
Tim was a warm, witty, charismatic, giving person who put a smile on everyone’s face just by walking into the room. He will be remembered for the joy he brought to all of the lives he touched: joy through his continual unselfish acts of kindness shown to his family, friends and even strangers; joy through his uncanny and irresistible sense of humor; joy through being the incredible husband, father, brother, son, cousin, uncle and friend that we all loved dearly and held in high regard.
Tim lived life to the fullest. He enthusiastically embraced new adventures, whether it was jumping from a plane, scuba diving, motorcycling, boating, skiing and excelled at everything he attempted. Although Tim will be remembered for his outstanding athletic abilities and love for all things sports, he will especially be remembered for his passion for golf and his avid enthusiasm for FSU.
Our lives won’t be the same without him. Tim will be missed, but we are comforted with the knowledge that our loss is his gain and we will see him again.
Tim is survived by his loving wife, Brandi; children, Ross -Senior Airman USAF (Hailey) and Allison (Craig); grandson, Jackson; father, Rev. Reynold Lemp (Maryann); four sisters, Liz (Mike), Lydia, Sharon (Craig) and Debbie (Scott); 10 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Anne.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Tim’s honor to the Florida Cancer Specialist Foundation, 5202 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, FL 34240 – Donations can be made online at foundation.flcancer.com/donate/.
Celebrations of Tim’s life will be held in Tim’s honor. Information on services can be found at Facebook.com/lempfla.