From a contemporary press report:
Charles “Tim” Timblin, 88, a retired Navy Captain who spent most of his military career as a lawyer and settled in the Washington area in the mid-1970s, died of complications from renal failure July 29, 2003, at his home in McLean, Virginia.
Captain Timblin, a native of Spokane, Washington, was a graduate of Washington State University and George Washington University's law school.
He was living in Spokane when he was drafted into the Army at the start of World War II. At the time, he had been practicing law and serving in the National Guard.
He transferred to the Navy and received a commission as a Lieutenant Junior Grade. One of his early assignments during the war was serving on a ship off Astoria, Oregon.
After the war, he served in China as an aide to an admiral. He was in Rome and London, providing legal counsel to U.S. Embassy personnel dealing with the court systems in those countries.
He also had assignments with the Navy Court of Military Review and the Joint Chiefs of Staff before he retired from active duty in 1979. In retirement, he traveled to France and New Zealand, among other places.
His interests included flower and vegetable gardening.
His first wife, Peggy Lee Timblin, died in 1979.
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Kathleen Timblin of McLean; and a brother.
CAPT US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 07/01/1945 – 07/01/1965
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/02/1914
DATE OF DEATH: 07/29/2003
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/16/2003
BURIED AT: SECTION 1-I ROW 2 SITE 2
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