Bokmeyer, Timothy

Timothy John Bokmeyer

June 24, 1946 - March 9, 2021

Timothy John Bokmeyer of Dallas, Texas, was born in Mason City, Iowa, on June 24, 1946, to Max Carl Bokmeyer and Marianna (Kaap) Bokmeyer.  He passed away on March 9, 2021, at the age of 74 after a courageous and inspirational fight against Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Tim proudly served his country as an active-duty and reserve officer in the United States Navy Dental Corps, retiring as a Captain after 23 years of service.  He began his civilian dental career in Dallas at the VA Hospital and quickly realized he had a passion for teaching and helping others.  This ultimately led Tim to the Baylor College of Dentistry where, as a senior-year dental professor, he nurtured the education of numerous future dentists and built lifelong friendships.

Tim dedicated his life to the Lord and set a Godly example every day. He was active in his church and utilized his gift of teaching as an ESL instructor. Tim had a strong desire to learn and liked to try new activities such as wooden boat building and real estate.  He loved flying, sailing, reading, watching sporting events, and most of all, spending time with his family.  Tim never met a stranger, and the number of lives he touched is innumerable.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Tim is survived by his beloved wife Marla Kay (Hefton) Bokmeyer; children: Matt Bokmeyer and wife, Gwen, Aaron Bokmeyer and wife, Melody, Erika Batzler and husband, Bryan, Alison Smith and husband, Micah; eight grandchildren: Paige, Tatum, Alex, Caroline, Noelle, Benjamin, Everleigh, and Torin; sister, Deborah Arthur and husband, Brad; brothers, Mark Bokmeyer and wife, Anna, and Seth Bokmeyer and wife, Julie; and many more family members.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on March 29, 2021, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas, 75013.

Tim’s memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on March 30, 2021, at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 7820 Silverado Trail, McKinney, Texas, 75070 for all who would like to attend.  Interment with Military Honors will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery for family only.

It was Tim’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of monetary donations to the LLS ( and two Christian missionary families he was passionate about supporting (

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My grandmother and Timothy's grandmothers were sisters. The Bokmeyers would travel to visit her in Milwakee once or twice a year to visit her, and my family would always be invited to a family gathering while they were there. The Christmas card became my linkage with Timothy, but lately the link had broken. I discovered a email from Tim to my sister, when I went to Florida to care for her. I used that email address to send a message about my sister;s death in February -- and just today received a full account from Kay about Timothy's battle with Myelodisplastic Syndrome. It is a great sadness to loose a husband, a sibling, a grandfather -- and I enclose you in a remote embrace. Timothy was a wonderful person. May he rest in peace. Susan Hook-Czarnocki, April 7, 2021 I just want to pass along my deepest condolences to Tim's family. I knew him through real estate and we closed some properties together. He was such a kind and professional man and i feel honored to have known him for the short time that i did. God bless. Tracy Horne, March 29, 2021 Tim was a friend and brother in Christ to me. He was a warm part of our office, and my staff adored him. Always smiling and laughing... that was Tim. I am blessed to have known him, and though I'll see him again one day, I miss him now. Jansen Bean, March 28, 2021 We were saddened to read Tim's obituary in the paper this morning. We have fond memories of our times together at church in Parker. We pray the Lord will comfort your hearts and give you peace. "Precious to the Lord is the death of His saints." Psalms 116:15 Don and Mary Anne Seale, March 28, 2021 Tim and I were shipmates in the 4th DENCO for about 8 years. After lunch, we would drive to the flight line at NAS Dallas, TX and watch the F-4s do touch and goes, while eating a snickers candy bar. He was a great guy and will not be forgotten... Semper Fi My Friend.
H. EdwardBridgeman, March 27, 2021 Glenn and I were honored to call Tim our friend. He was always fun and had a great attitude! It was a joy to be around him and watch how much he adored his lovely wife! We really enjoyed one of the last outings we had when he set up a private tour of the Naval aviation Museum in Pensacola. We will miss him! Gloria Langan, March 25, 2021 From the first day we met Tim it was always fun and a pleasure to see him again. Always friendly, always funny and how he loved Our Lord! Tom and Betsey Sullivan, March 25, 2021 We had the pleasure of knowing Tim although not long enough. We will see you again and pick up where we left off. John and Maria Cantrell, March 24, 2021