Timothy Berneking

Timothy Joe Berneking

Thursday, March 15th, 1956 - Thursday, December 10th, 2020
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Tim Berneking was born in St. Louis, Missouri on the 15th of March in 1956 to his loving parents, Joe and Patricia Berneking. He departed from this world, and into the loving embrace of the Lord Jesus Christ, on the 10th of December 2020. Tim was known by all those around him as a loving and devoted husband; a caring, kind, and intentional father; as well as a reliable and trustworthy friend. Above all, Tim was known as a true man of God that did all he could to follow the Lord's greatest commandment of loving Him and loving the people around him.

Tim is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sandra Berneking, and his sons, Nathan and Justin Berneking. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Alana Berneking, and grandson, Bryson Berneking.

Besides the incredible legacy he left in the lives of his wife and sons, his legacy is known by all in the way that he loved people and made them laugh. Tim had an infectious sense of humor. He truly had a gift for making people feel special and loved.

Tim loved his country. A strong believer in the Constitution, Tim truly desired freedom for all men, and frequently shared his strong convictions about “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” with others.

Tim was a man of many hobbies. He enjoyed doing many things but had a true passion and love for music and cars. Tim played the guitar, piano, trumpet, harmonica, and volunteered as the drummer for Eastridge Baptist Church’s worship team. He had an affinity for American muscle cars shown by his collection of classic Hot Wheels, muscle car magazines, and taking his sons to auto auctions and car shows.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Friday, December 18th, 2020, at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. Celebration of Life Services will follow at 5:00 PM in the Boze Mitchell McKibbin Chapel with additional visitation to follow from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Red Oak ISD Education Foundation. Money will be allocated to music education which was important to Tim. Checks can be mailed to ROISD Education Foundation, PO Box 9000, Red Oak, TX 74154. Please be sure to put Tim Berneking on the memo line. Online donations can be made at in memory of Tim Berneking.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main St., Waxahachie, TX 75165.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, December 18th, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, December 18th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 18th, 2020 | 5:00pm
    Friday, December 18th, 2020 5:00pm
    Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel
    511 W. Main St.
    Waxahachie, Texas 75165
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jack Ables


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Richard Neal

Posted at 07:39am
Tim was one of the true men of God I had the privilege to fellowship with and give to my sons as a role model and example of what a true man is and how he is supposed to live out this all to brief a life for our Gods glory. “Well Done” good friend and see you soon at HOME!

David McAtee

Posted at 12:54pm
Tim and Sandra Berneking

I am so, ever so grateful that our Savior and Lord God allowed Tim and I to walk the same path in life for a season. Tim was a light in and around all who he met. The Bible says that the Lord guides the feet to those that love Him. He brought Tim from Hazelwood Bible Chapel where my wife Kathy attended when she was young. Tim eventually got wind that she was attending Hope church due to its youth group size. This drew interest to Tim to start coming to Hope church for the same reasons. That was the mark in Tim’s life that God started. Tim made friends fast and I was one of many he made while at Hope Church.
Three things that come to mind as highlights while he was there.
1. That crazed Baby Huey costume he wore at our Delta Chi Halloween party
2. When he started his Band called, Damascus Road-I still have the original business cards for the band-1980-1983. I wasn’t part of the start-up group, but he pulled me
in latter due to fact he found out I could play the Harmonicas and maybe sing a little.
3. When he was prepping to get married, he ask me to be part of it way back in 1983. The day of his wedding he discovered that his pants to his tuxedo they were about a-size or two, to small. Us guys felt bad (maybe) but Tim pulled it out with his big smile. What would of made other people furious, his natural good hearted self made a joyful day out of it.
Tim was a good friend and he will be missed here among us now. But we will all rejoice when we are all united with Christ on that Great day of the Lord.

We love you Tim and Sandra, Dave McAtee.

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