United States

#21 Jul 16, 2012
I thank God for you who have spoken such nice words about him. Thank you all for treating him with kindness during his life and for having compassion and understanding.

Matthew 25: 35 'For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him,‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply,‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2012
Almost half of u didn't know tadpole. He lived across the street from me for a few years. I went to help him move some things around in his hous and in his bedroom was tons of money stuffed in his mattress I don't think.he was a burden to anyone. His family has always had money from the thing he used to tell me. The only burden taxpayers has is continued support of past presidents and congressman. Why should we pay them for the rest of their lives and continue paying insurance on them if they no longer work for America. What company can you retire from after four years and obtain full benefits and pay

Monterey, TN

#23 Jul 17, 2012
Y'all do know he was found dead this past weekend don't y'all he was a good man never hurt a soul he went on with life despite his accident rip my man

Martin, TN

#24 Jul 17, 2012
he was drawing disability because he had a motorcycle wreck and it left a big hole in is skull. thats why the police thought it was a gun shot but it was from his wreck. you all dont like him because he was different. i have lived here my whole life and this town is stuck in thier ways. the world is changing and we are the ones that look like left behind idiots. even as bad as memphis is they help people like tadpole but yet here we drive by and pass judgement on him.

Monterey, TN

#25 Jul 17, 2012
knew who he was but never had any interaction with him. how did he pass?

United States

#26 Jul 17, 2012
Did he go to school here? I can't ever remember hearing about his parents. Wasn't his bro killed in a motorcycle wreak? How old was he and sure hope his family cared about him?

United States

#27 Jul 17, 2012
Where did the wreak happen?

United States

#28 Jul 17, 2012
Tadpole was a nice person to a lot of people. Sure he had problems but he was kind, harmless and one of our own.

A lot of people in Martin watched out for Tim. He was a good guy.

Cookeville, TN

#29 Jul 17, 2012
RIP. You were a very gentle soul. Go rest high on that mountain.

Martin, TN

#30 Jul 17, 2012
What was Tadpole's real name. All I have ever known him by was Tadpole.

Bronson, MI

#31 Jul 18, 2012
Timothy Dempsey
Martin Mom

Crossville, TN

#32 Jul 18, 2012
I remember him fondly. No, I didn't know him, but I remember him from Cad's and seeing him walk around town. NEVER heard anything bad about him, but was always curious about him. He seemed like an intresting man. He will be missed!

Moscow, TN

#33 Jul 18, 2012
He was a good man. RIP

Pasadena, TX

#34 Jul 18, 2012
I had a feeling he was going to pass on soon. First Smokey and now Tadpole. My circle of childhood friends are starting to dwindle.

I was one of many who was blesed to have known Tadpole (Timothy) very well. We had many conersations over the years. I had moved away years ago and whenever I came back I would always check on him, and share some old memories and laughs.

He was always a positive,funny,intelligent man with a kind spirit who could bring you up emotionally when you had nothing to laugh about.

How he managed to survive all these years is beyond me. I knew him before and after his motorcycle accident, and yes it was rumored that he died twice in the E.R. I had a chance to talk to him about that and yes it happened.

I knew his family.I knew Peter and Ben his brothers and had met his mother but never met his father. All of the brothers had extraordinary levels of intelligence.

I will surely miss my friend Tadpole.

Rest in peace my brother and say hello to heaven for me....

United States

#35 Jul 18, 2012
Thanks for the nice comments.
I heard

Monterey, TN

#36 Jul 18, 2012
outlaw biker wrote:
Burden taken off the taxpayers pocket.
Really I mean really you opened your mouth and that is all you could find to come out of it.

He didn't need the money out of taxpayers pockets, did you ever ask why he didn't work, should have than you would have found your answer. I'm sorry to hear about Tim "Tadapole" I always seen him walking up and down the street. People really should get to know a person before opening their mouths and letting something fall out.

Moscow, TN

#37 Jul 20, 2012
If he didn't need taxpayer money, why did he use it? ANYONE can have cash in their pocket if they don't have to pay their own bills. I've seen him abuse the system as well. Don't make him a martyr just because he died. He was just a man.

Henry, TN

#38 Jul 20, 2012
My kids grew up with Tadpole. They knew he had problems and was a little different but they cared for him anyway. Tadpole never had a mean thing to say about anyone. Dispite his accident, he managed to get through life and live it the way he wanted to. His parents were good people and his brothers upstanding citizens. Who knows when one of us might be in the same situation as Tadpole. It could happen in the blink of an eye. So be careful of the words you speak because it could come back to haunt you. Tadpole will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. I am sure heaven will accept him with open arms in his white traveling clothes with his long shining hair blowing in the wind. He will always be remembered by his friends. Only wish he had kept a journal of his travels. It would be something to treasure.
Be at rest Tapole. You will never be forgotten.
Think about it

Monterey, TN

#39 Jul 20, 2012
I never knew him personally, but he was unfailing polite and pleasant. He was also one of the few people I would give a ride someplace if he needed it. Not all disabilities are visible. Sympathy to his family and friends.
Martin Citizen

Martin, TN

#40 Jul 21, 2012
I knew Tadpole. He was a good person. I never knew of him saying anything bad about anyone in Martin. He would stop and talk to anyone no matter who they were. The town won't be the same without him.

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