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Timothy James Romero

June 14, 1948 — February 9, 2024

Gulfport

Timothy James Romero, known as Timmy or Te-mo, age 75, of Gulfport, passed away on February 9, 2024, in Gulfport, MS.

He was a former resident of Goose Creek, South Carolina near Charleston and was in the process of moving to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport when he became ill.

Timothy was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Ann Rose Davis of Akron, Ohio; his stepdaughter, Tami of South Carolina; his father, Newton Joseph Romero; and mother, Mary Annie Williams Romero both of Kaplan, Louisiana; and his nephew, Blaine Jude Romero of Lafayette, Louisiana.

He is survived by his brother, Daniel Newton Romero and his wife, Daphne McGee Romero of Lafayette, Louisiana; his sister, Jill Romero Smitherman and her husband, John Smitherman of Houston, Texas; nieces, Dr. Emily Smitherman of Birmingham, Alabama and Hannah Smitherman Gresham and her husband, Lee Gresham of New Orleans, Louisiana; and nephew Jacob Smitherman and his wife Kelsey Duracher Smitherman of Pearland, Texas; and many cousins in Louisiana.

Tim was born in Abbeville, Louisiana and lived his whole childhood in Kaplan, Louisiana.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 14, 1967 and was stationed in multiple locations including Kingsville, Texas, Keflavik, Iceland, Honolulu, Kansas City, Missouri, New Orleans, Charleston, and Bahrain Island in the Middle East to name a few.

His commendations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Two Navy Achievement Medals, Five Good Conduct Awards, National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal.  He was the Top Ready Mariner Recruiter in 1983 and also received runner-up for Sailor of the Year of the USS Garcia in 1986.

Tim was honorably discharged as a Personnelman First Class (PN1) and entered retirement from the U.S. Navy on April 30, 1989.  Following his discharge, he worked in customer service for various employers.

Tim was an avid bowler and darts champion.  He was a passionate follower of all sports but especially loved LSU football, basketball and baseball, the New Orleans Saints, the Boston Celtics and the New York Yankees.

A private family ceremony will take place at a later date at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

The surviving family would like to thank all his caretakers in Gulfport during his brief illness.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, is serving the family.

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