Johnny Lee Timpson, affectionately known as "Chicken Hawk", transitioned to a new life on December 23, 2020 at Mission Hospital. He was a native of Asheville, and was born on February 24, 1950 to the late Rev. Pete and Mrs. Kathleen Adams.
Chicken Hawk was well known around the city, always had a smile on his face, a joke on his lips, and was helpful to anyone interested in working out and lifting weights. He was a member of Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church, where he faithfully served on the Ushers Ministry. Other than his parents, he was also predeceased by a son Dwight Timpson, a daughter Latonya Timpson, and sisters Brenda Timpson and Betty Timpson.
Left to fondly cherish his memory are his wife of 16 years Leanna Timpson, daughter Latisha Timpson, nephew Anthony Timpson all of Asheville, brothers Willie Pete Timpson of Asheville, Billie Adams, Harvey Adams and James Timpson all of NY, sister Beatrice Adams of NY, grandchildren Antonio, Kechaela, Mikal, Terrius, Demaya, and Teasya all of Asheville, great-grandson Korbyn, and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many many friends.
A memorial Service to honor the life of Mr. Johnny Lee "Chicken Hawk" Timpson will be held Monday January 4, 2021, at 1pm at Tried Stone Missionary Baptist Church located at 100 Carroll Ave. Elder Alfred E. Blount will officiate. The service will be live streamed on Avery's Memorial Chapel's Facebook page. Viewing will be held Wednesday Dec. 30 from 4pm - 7pm, and Thursday Dec. 31 from 10am - 2pm at Avery's memorial Chapel.