Joe F. Timmons, Sr., rescued two children from a burning house, Camden, New Jersey, January 20, 1981. When fire broke out in a two-story frame dwelling, Timmons, 30, taxi driver, was attracted and learned that a child was in an upstairs bedroom. Climbing onto a porch roof, he broke a window of the smoke-filled bedroom, entered, and removed the child. Learning that others were downstairs, Timmons crawled through an open door into the living room, where heat and flames were increasing. He removed another child to the outside. The two children recovered from effects of the smoke and heat. Timmons had cut his foot, which became infected, but he recovered. 57674-6562
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Joe F. Timmons, Sr., 55, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Aug. 15, 2006.
Timmons attended and graduated from the Camden High School System in Camden, N.J., and attended the Gloucette County College in New Jersey. He was a service consultant with KCI, Inc. He served in the Marine Corps and received the Carnegie Medal for heroism. Timmons served on the deacon board of Grace Memorial Baptist Church.
(Edited from the Observer, Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 18, 2006.)