Freshmen remember beloved friend
(Thursday, March 31, 2016)
On Sunday, Feb. 28, Freshman Timothy W. Nesbitt III (Timmy) passed away due to injuries sustained from a car crash. Three of his closest friends, Freshmen Trenten Cole, Scott Kuhn, and Christian Stoner, recently shared their fondest memories of Timmy.
If you could use three adjectives to describe Timmy, what would they be and why?
Trenten: Goofy- he always had a crazy idea. Excited- he was always full of energy. Cheerful- he could always make you smile.
Scott: Hilarious, creative, and outgoing.
Christian: Goofy, because no matter what happened, he’d be trying to make you laugh. Happy, because whenever you saw him, he had the biggest smile on his face and cheered everybody up. Athletic, because he was good at every sport he played. He was the fastest guy in our grade.
What are some of your favorite stories you have about Timmy?
Trenten: My favorite story about Timmy is when we went to the eighth-grade dance. He came over before it started, and we spent at least two hours getting ready for it. We made cut-offs and drew Nike and Air Jordan logos on paper and then taped them onto the shirts. We also wore sunglasses and bandanas, but when we got to the school, we had to change.
On the third of July we stayed up until 6 a.m. We ran around outside in football pads, and he fell into a ditch. Then we went inside and played Xbox. When that got boring we went outside again and went “SEAL Team 6” in the kiddie pool. The next day, we woke up at 4 p.m. and ate our breakfast. Then we went outside and built a firework tank that shot bottle rockets and Roman missiles.
Scott: Timmy and I were texting and he said, “Peyton (Cook) and I, we’ve been thinking,” and I said, “Yes?” Timmy responded with, “Do you think you could scan your butt on a copier?” I was too busy laughing to respond, but later I told him he could.
Another great story was when him, Peyton, Cole, and I were in Beloit in the hotel room. He thought it would be a good idea to have a Monster Energy and make himself a cup of coffee, so he stayed up all night, which kept me up all night. Eventually, we all settled down and tried to go to bed, and all of the sudden I hear Timmy yell, “I’m coming!” The next thing I know, four pillows went flying at my face. I then took the pillows from Timmy so he couldn’t do it again, only to have him run over to my bed with a sheet over his head, humorously telling me in a ghostly voice, “Scott, stop being a scrooge,” and grabbed the pillows. Then the entire process began again.
Christian: (New Year’s 2015) Timmy came over every New Year’s Eve and we had a party, but there was one that was the best out of all of them. Timmy came over with a bunch of “illegal” fireworks. He wanted to light them so bad. We had to wait until night came though. So, it got late and we were finally able to light them. He goes, “Let’s light them all at once.” We were all like, “What?!” So, he grabs the whole bag of fireworks and puts them on the ground. He grabbed a couple little sticks of dynamite and lit them and put them in the bag. We all ran like crazy and waited. Nothing happened. The only ones that exploded were the ones we lit. He was kind of bummed out, but we gave him candy, and he was back to normal in no time.
What will you miss most about Timmy?
Trenten: I’ll miss coming to school every day and listening to all of his crazy ideas and stories.
Scott: I miss having a brother that you could joke with and trust. He was someone who you could laugh with for almost every humorous situation.
Christian: I will miss how I met him each day at my locker and how he had a huge smile on his face. He made my day every single day. I’ll miss how he came to school each day with messy bed hair. I’ll miss everything.
What impact did Timmy have on your life?
Trenten: He made me a happier person. No matter how bad of a mood I was in, he could always find a way to make me laugh.
Scott: He was like a brother I never had. He and I didn’t really become good friends until eighth grade, but we were brothers. We connected and were into the same things. Mostly, he brightened my world and lightened me up a little. #bethecheetah
Christian: He had the biggest impact on my life out of anybody. Timmy was always there when I needed him. He was there when I needed a smile, he was there when I needed a joke, and he was there when I needed a brother. Timmy was my brother and part of me. When I heard he passed, I felt a part of me leave. Every day, I wake up thinking of him and everything about him. He’s all I think about; he’s watching over me, and I know that. It makes me feel better when I think he is now in a better place. When God chose to take him, I knew it was the right choice. Now, he’s still here in all of us and will never be forgotten. Timmy, well, he’s the greatest person I’ve ever known, and will probably be the best ever. Love you Tim, be the cheetah.
If there was one last thing you could say to Timmy, what would it be?
Trenten: I would tell him I love him and to make me a movie in heaven.
Scott: I would tell him, “I’ll see you again soon brother, and I got districts in the bag.”
Christian: “We’re brothers, and no one will say different. Dude, you’re pretty much a part of me, and I’ll always need you. You’re always welcome in my home and my family. Nothing will change how I feel about you. Tim, I love you man.”