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Timothy Kevin O'Neill

Updated: Jan 25

January 24, 1959 - December 14, 2023

Timothy Kevin O’Neill also known as Tornado Tim, Timmy, Cranberry, Cranpa, Pappy, and Pops resided in Spokane, Washington. He started his transition into eternal life at age 64 on December 14th, 2023, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane Washington. Tim was born on January 24th,1959, in Moscow Idaho. His parents were John and Cuba Zell O’Neill. He is survived by his wife Dawn O’Neill, of 44 years, their children Nick O’Neill, Kristin (Chiron) Melendez, Ryan (Kearra) O’Neill, his 6 grandchildren Jadon, Shayla, Daysha, Anya, Shianne, Jaimesyn, and his siblings Mike O’Neill (Myria), Laura Roberts, Eva O’Neill, and Patrick (Yvonne) O’Neill. - Tim primarily grew up in Spokane, Washington. He danced throughout grade school and high school. As a high schooler, he performed with the Silver Spurs and traveled the world. He also participated in high school theater such as the Nutcracker and Oliver Twist. He graduated from Gonzaga Preparatory High School. He was a well renowned athlete who set football kicking records. Tim continued his studies at Washington State University where he was a kicker for football team. - He met his wife, Dawn, in 1978 and were married on October 27th, 1979. They raised their family in the Pacific Northwest. Their family enjoyed numerous camping, fishing, and outdoor adventures. Tim and his wife both had adventurous spirits and enjoyed conquering milestones together. Tim and Dawn enjoyed traveling with friends, boating, gardening, and preserving their own food. His personal passions were cooking, baking, fishing, and watching the WSU Cougars and Seahawks play football. Tim was well accomplished due to his entrepreneurship skills. He was a self-made salesman and was a proud scratch baker by trade. He obtained several international baking awards. He was also a successful Real Estate Agent. He was a boy scout at heart, and never hesitated to give a helping hand, especially to his family or close loved ones. He never expecting anything in return. Tim’s greatest love in life was providing for his family. One of his best qualities was listening to others and giving solid advice. He had a way with words and could reach your soul with one sentence. Sharing his life experiences was his love language, and it was a sign he cared for you and your future. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him -

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