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Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner

Mr. Timothy “Tim” Wayne Zellner, age 57, of Barnesville, passed away November 20, 2022, at his home. 
Tim was born to the late Bobby Zellner and Cheryl C. Zellner. He grew up in Barnesville and graduated from Lamar County Comprehensive High School. He worked at Giant Mart in both Barnesville and Zebulon for 15 years. With a passion for children and coaching, Tim went back to school, earning degrees from Gordon College and Mercer University before starting his career in education in the Pike County school system. He started as a paraprofessional at Pike County High School before teaching at Pike County Middle School. Tim coached football, wrestling, and baseball at the high school level where he would become known affectionately as “Coach Z.” He would eventually stop coaching sports but wanted to keep coaching children in life. Tim would earn his Masters in Counseling from Liberty University and eventually served as a school counselor at the Pike County High School, Ninth Grade Academy and Middle School.
Tim was a life-long member of Calvary Baptist Church in Barnesville, where he currently served as a men’s Sunday School teacher, sound system technician and was chairman of the Deacons, a position his father once held. Tim loved all things Disney, yardwork, growing vegetables and cooking. He was famous for his wonderful coconut cakes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Zellner, his PawPaw Eugene “Pete” Blackmon, his MawMaw Sybil Blackmon and great-niece, Abigail Thomas.
Tim is survived by his wife: Kathy Milner Zellner of Barnesville; daughters, son-in-law: Jessica Zellner of Windermere, Fla. and Jennifer and Derek Petty of Zebulon; and was “Opa” to his granddaughter: Katherine “Kate” Susanna Petty. He is also survived by his granddog: Magnolia; his mother: Cheryl C. Zellner of Barnesville; brothers and sister-in-law: Derek and Jennifer Zellner of Warner Robins and Kris Zellner of Barnesville; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Martha and Phil Wise of Zebulon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Denise and Jerome Finley of Zebulon, Cindy Bond of Zebulon, and Brian and Haley Milner of Akin, SC; nephews and nieces: D. J. (Lanie), Jordan, Ashlyn, Avery, Megan, Catlin (Jake), Josh, Cameron, Dusty (Anthony), Jessica (Jacob), Alex and Callum. He is also survived by numerous beloved great nephews and nieces.
Friends may visit the family on Friday, November 25, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 640 Rose Avenue, Barnesville, Ga. (directly across from Lamar County High School).
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, at 11 a.m. at Christ Chapel, 68 Old Zebulon Road, Zebulon. Pastors Billy Smith and Allen Newman will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made in Tim’s honor to Calvary Baptist Church of Barnesville at 640 Rose Avenue, Barnesville, Ga. 30204.
Moody-Daniel Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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