Timothy Wayne Gawthrop, 61, of Salem, WV, departed this life on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his residence, following an extended illness.

He was born Sept. 9, 1959, in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late James E. and Wilma O. (Gregg) Gawthrop.  He was retired as chief of police for the Town of West Union, WV, after serving 30 years in law enforcement.  He later worked as a corporal for the State of West Virginia in juvenile corrections at Salem.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, Methodist by faith, fan of the Washington Redskins, and loved his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of 26 years, Eva (Perine) Gawthrop; children, Robert Gawthrop (Casey) of Michigan, Daniel Gawthrop (Amber) of Wilsonburg, WV, Shawn Gawthrop (Wendy) of Salem, Josh Gawthrop (Staci) of Good Hope, WV, Eric Greathouse (Michelle) of Oxford, WV, Kevin Greathouse (Angie) of West Union and Hope Swiger (Shawn) of Lost Creek, WV; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Richard Gawthrop (Mary) of Marion County, WV, and Chuck Gawthrop of Clarksburg, WV; sister, Betty Hinkle of Fairmont, WV; brother-in-law, Randy McCray of Mt. Clare, WV; and special friends, Pat and Steve Honce of Belington, WV.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, was a sister, Betty McCray.

A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  He will be laid to rest in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Pullman, WV.  

McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com