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Timothy Dale Kauffman


Timothy Dale Kauffman, 61, of Fernandina Beach passed away Monday, September 7, 2020. He was the son of Carolyn Campbell and the late Frank D. Kauffman. Tim grew up in Fernandina Beach until the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he graduated from TG Browne high school. After graduation, Tim, returned to Fernandina and began a successful lifelong career in construction.

Tim loved spending time laughing and joking with his family. He handed out nicknames, like Stinky, and stacked up fish like cordwood with his brothers, friends and his cousin Joe. When he wasn�t tearing up the Nassau River or offshore seas, he was trekking the Pennsylvania and Alaska woods for game. It was easy to spot Tim cruising around town in his iconic white BMW motorcycle with the sidecar; often occupied by his beloved black lab, Snapper.

Tim worked construction in Nassau County, notably with Clayton Buchanan Builders, and later privately as his own boss. Tim was instrumental in the construction efforts of the Carlton Dunes and many other projects in and around Nassau County.

Timothy leaves behind his son, Derek Kauffman; his mother, Carolyn Picard; his siblings, Frank (Peg) Kauffman Jr., Glenda Kauffman, David (Jan) Kauffman, Sheree (Lyle) Southwick, Jack (Susan) Kauffman and his girlfriend, Denese Harvley; along with many beloved nieces, nephews and friends. Last but not least, his black lab Snapper.

A visitation service will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 2:00 � 4:00 p.m. at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.


DAWN September 8, 2020
Big hugs and lots of prayers for the family. I�ve known Tim for a really long time, always the kindest soul. He will be extremely missed.

LYNN ALLAIRE September 8, 2020
Words cannot express the loss of this great friend!!! Ding Ding

LINA ACOSTA September 8, 2020
So sorry to see such good guy gone to soon. I knew Tim many years ago. Happy and smiling all the time. He will be missed. Praying for the family, so sorry for your loss.

BRENDA TAYLOR September 8, 2020
Prayers for all Family & Friends, Tim was always a Nice Man to Me. I knew him through us doing Benefits, riding motorcycles or popping up at an Event with a good band. Sail on Our Friend , till we meet again. Sorry for your loss�??

WENDY September 8, 2020
I am very sorry for the loss of Uncle Tim. He will be missed immensely, but will always be remembered fondly in all his stories we continue to share. My condolences to the entire family.

TIMOTHY LOGUE September 8, 2020
Such an awesome guy, my condolences to the family

LARRY SOWELL September 9, 2020
To a good friend who we all will miss. I k ow we had our differences but It was because a line got crossed or we lost a big fish lol. You will always be in my thoughts prayers to the family.. Next time I am on the water I know you will be watching.

KIM HUDSON September 9, 2020
We are so so saddened to hear the news, are hearts are heavy.
So many memories our families shared. Denver and Bentley are crushed.
Do you like Port? And wow I�ve never been that sick in my life, must of drank a bottle of Pepto. The glow stick Rave parties on the deck, oh my .. Some of the best memories we will always hold dear.
Denver will miss his summer work/ fishing goofing off with uncle Tim and Snapper.
Don�t worry the bottle of captain won�t go to waste.
We will miss you immensely.
Fish On!
Brian, Kim , Denver and Bentley

VINCE AND ROBIN TAYLOR September 9, 2020
Rest in peace dear friend. I�ve known you 40+ years . You�ve always been a good friend to me. Prayers to your family. We�ll all miss you

ANNA BARBER September 9, 2020
Prayers are with all those who knew and loved Tim. He was a hard working man who believed in giving chances to those willing to work. May he rest in peace.

M HOLTON September 9, 2020
We already miss ya�your smile and wit will ALWAYS be remembered. Happy Trails Debbie & Martin

PAT DAVIS September 9, 2020
Tim was bigger than life. He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

DENESE September 10, 2020
Thanks for all the FUN. We sure had fun; fishing, riding the BMW, camping, and hanging out. I miss you!

DAVE AND ANGIE ADAMS September 10, 2020
We are in shock from hearing about Tim�s passing. Our prayers are with Tim�s family. We have known Tim since we moved to Fernandina in 97. RIP

ROBERT&BONNIE September 10, 2020
TIM MY FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR we miss ya all ready you have left a big mark on many people he has a big smile all the time . Just want to thank you again for getting my boat to a safe place you and your cousin Jeff are great people TO THE FAMILY MY FAMILY IS SENDING MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YALL MY SALTY FRIEND REST EASY AND FISH HARD ROBERT & BONNIE MCKENZIE

KRISTEN DAHL September 11, 2020
Prayers, love and strength to all of Tim�s family and friends! Such a loving, caring, fun, uplifting, wonderful, one of a kind great man who will forever be missed. So Sorry!

ELIZABETH SOLOMON September 11, 2020
My Prayers for Tim and his family, Did not know him well but new the motorcycle he would ride in down A1A all the time. May he rest in Peace.

To all whose lives were touched by the Spirit of this man, may that same Spirit live on in you. Embrace all that he exuded and carry that on in honor of your loved one. Our deepest sympathies.

BARBARA ZAK & BILL BREWER. September 12, 2020
We were glad to have met you and to have been in your life. R.I.P. Tim.

BARBARA HILL September 13, 2020
Tim koffman

GARRY FEHRMAN September 18, 2020
Thank you, Tim, for the memories of many years of the absolute best friendship imaginable, made all the richer by my awareness that a great many others received and treasured the same.
My large framed picture of you in Astral�s rear cockpit spraying water up at a helicopter photographer capturing an image of us hauling ass back into port at the end of the day in a bill fishing tournament captures your spirit perfectly � loving life large with your buddies. I walk by this picture several times every day, always pausing, smiling and thanking my lucky stars to have been your orbit. Rest in peace my friend.

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