Timothy Charles Kaspar
1949 - 2016
Timothy Charles Kaspar, 66, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, at his home in Tecumseh, OK., after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Monday, in the Chapel at Dutton Funeral Home.
Burial followed in Beaver Creek Cemetery south of Electra.
Tim was born May 6, 1949, in Wichita Falls, to Wilbert Jacob Kaspar and wife, Eleanor Marie (Dodson) Kaspar. He was married to Peggy Elaine Spring, the mother of his children. He later married Jeanette “Jan” Walker on Dec. 27, 1999.
He was a graduate of Midwestern State University and held a Master’s Degree in Biology. He taught in the Iowa Park School District for 23 years, teaching science in the high school, and was affectionately known as “The Bug Man.” He was an active member of the Red River Optimist Club, Boy Scouts of America, Wichita Falls Bird Club and local orchid clubs. While doing research for his Master’s Degree, he discovered a new species of spider, Mazax Kaspari, which was named for him. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed bird-watching, and working with plants and flowers. He was also an avid practical joker with family and friends.
While living in Iowa Park, he was affiliated with Faith Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbert.
Survivors include his wife, Jan Kaspar, of Tecumseh, OK.; a son, James Kaspar, a daughter Sarah Galbo, a son, Robert Walker and a daughter, Kathy Walker; his mother, Eleanor; two brothers, Mike Kaspar and Jay Kaspar; the mother of his children, Peggy Spring; and 11 grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Red River Optimist Club, Wichita Falls, Texas, to benefit the scholarship program for teaching and nursing.
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