Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RIP Tim Chitwood

Tampa Bay Times
November 11, 2015

CHITWOOD, Timothy Harris, 65, passed away from complications from heart surgery Oct. 15, 2015. After receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1973, Tim joined his father Joie Chitwood Sr., one of the worlds most recognized names in the racing and automobile stunt driving industry; and his older brother, Joie Chitwood Jr., to embark on a memorable career spanning over 40 years. Ranked as the number one stunt driver in 1994, Tim performed in over 70 movies such as Live and Let Die, Last Action Hero, and Robocop. He performed on television and his live show crisscrossed the United States performing amazing automobile stunts and precision driving skills to thousands of adoring fans. After retirement, Tim loved fishing, collecting coins, working on cars, and "fixing things"... but his true passion always remained in stunt driving, where he continued to work special events and mentored younger drivers. He is survived by his committed partner, Jamie Burrows; his son, Timothy Jr.; his brother, Joie Chitwood Jr; and his nephew, Joie Chitwood III. An intimate family memorial service will be held Nov. 12, to celebrate his life as Tim is placed next to his father, Joie Chitwood Sr. and his mother, Marie Chitwood at Showmen's Rest in Tampa.

CHITWOOD, Tim (Timothy Harris Chitwood)
Born: 1950, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.
Died: 10/15/2015, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

Tim Chitwood’s westerns – stuntman:
The Cowboy Way - 1994

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