Timothy Stephen Canterbury, Sr. (Big Tim), of Sanger passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in Denton. He was born April 8, 1953 in Kilgore, Texas to Joseph Feild and Rosemary O'Rourke Canterbury. He was married to the love of his life, Brenda Coldiron on June 9, 1973 and they were married for 40 years. He was co-owner of MCTA Excavating.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of Sanger; daughter, Allison Jean Canterbury; sons, Timothy Stephen Canterbury, Jr. and his wife, Melissa; Johnathan Dudley Canterbury and his wife, Christen; and eight grandchildren - Rebecca Jean Klinke, Regan Nicole Klinke, Nolan Joseph Klinke, Sophia LeAnn Canterbury, Menzie Rose Canterbury, Payton Rose Canterbury; Irie Elizabeth Canterbury; and Timothy Stephen Canterbury, III. His Family was his greatest source of joy and his grandchildren were his heart.
He is also survived by his siblings Joseph Feild Canterbury, Jr. ; Janet Marie Canterbury; William Michael Canterbury; Mary Ann Colvin; Regina Nadicksbernd; and Louis Theodore Canterbury. He was preceded in death by his parents Rosemary and Joseph F. Canterbury and his brother Thomas Patrick Canterbury.
Visitation will be at DeBerry Funeral Home in Denton on Tuesday, April 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection Funeral will be onWednesday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton with burial following at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Big Tim was huge hearted and always brought joy with him wherever he went. He was always ready with a great joke and brought a smile to all around him. He loved a good Steak Cook Off and was always looking for any excuse for a good Road Trip. Family was everything and he loved to gather them for any adventure. He was a person of eternal Joy, always optimistic and taught all around him how to be a person of Integrity. In the words of Big Tim always remember "It's alright to have a good time" and "Come on if you are coming".