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Timothy Gene Arender

March 23, 1965 - July 2, 2020

Timothy Gene Arender, age 55 of East Jordan, formerly of Perry passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Westland, Michigan. A Celebration of Life will be announced.

Tim was born March 23, 1965 in Jonesboro, Arkansas the son of Amos Ray and Viola M. (Jobe) Arender. He moved to Perry, Michigan when he was not even a year old and attended Perry Public Schools. Tim went on to own and operate his own carpentry business, helping not only clients but his family as well. Tim married Dawn Scott on July 2, 2008 in Kincheloe, Michigan and they remain friends to this day. Tim's greatest achievements were his children, which he remained extremely proud of.

Tim leaves behind his children; Timothy Arender-Morris, Stephanie Arender, Christopher Arender, and Mellisa Arender, his father; Amos R. Arender, his grandchildren; Charlize, Baylee, Timothy, Tyler, Christopher, Layla, Byron, Marleigh and the anticipated arrival of a little one, his siblings; Scott Arender, Tara (Don) Dunavan, the mothers of his children; Tammy Sulkowski and Dawn Arender, his best-friends; Alan Defreeze, Larry Morris and Donald King, many nieces, nephews, cousins and additional friends. He was preceded in death by his son; Adam in February of 1986 and his mother; Viola in July of 2019.

Memorials are suggested to American SIDS Institute, 528 Raven Way, Naples, Florida 34110 or at click to donate or the American Lung Association at to support research for COPD.

The family is being served by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Perry Chapel. Online condolences may be shared at