Cover photo for Tim Spires's Obituary
Tim Spires Profile Photo
1959 Tim 2017

Tim Spires

June 11, 1959 — February 19, 2017


Tim Spires, 57, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017. He was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and choir member.


Tim Spires was the President and CEO of the Tennessee Association of Manufacturers and the Chattanooga Regional Manufactures Association.  He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration.  His field is Leadership Development and he also works one-on-one with executives and physicians working on their MBA. 


He was a great humanitarian and very active in the Boy Scouts of America, and was a Scout Master for Troop 10, the former chairman of the Board for the Cherokee area council and the current BSA area six president. He was very active in the United Way of Bradley County serving as chair of the impact committee. He was past president of the Cleveland Rotary Club and president of the Cleveland and Chattanooga Metropolitan YMCA.


He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Robert Daasch.


He is survived by his wife, Cindy Spires of Cleveland; children:  Ben Spires of Knoxville, and Lindsay Spires of Kathleen, GA; mother and father, Forrest and Janice Spires of Stout, Ohio; mother-in-law, Marjorie Daasch of Cleveland.


Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Morgan and Pastor Jim Gibson officiating.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service.


Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America; United Way of Cleveland; or the First Baptist Mission Department.


We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Spires family guestbook at



To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tim Spires, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 5

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree