Tim was special person to many. He was loving and caring father to 2 sons, Ethan Swoards and Timothy Bowen and 2 step children Jennifer and Zachary Stewart. He was a dedicated and loving life companion to Kathy Stewart. He was a person who put everyone before himself and would give you the shirt off his back.
Tim was a two-sport star at Fairland, excelling in baseball and football. A solid defensive tackle and offensive tackle in football, Tim’s main sport was baseball. He led the Dragons in hitting and runs batted in as a senior, helping Fairland to a 15-7 record.
"An outstanding hitter," former Fairland baseball coach John Lemley said of Tim during the team’s awards banquet in 1981. "Tim hit better than .400 for us."
Tim was a catcher and a designated hitter who played two seasons at Fairland after transferring from Huntington East High School. He avidly followed the Highlanders after transferring, attending their games when East’s schedule didn’t conflict with Fairland’s.
Tim was an emotional leader, as well as an athlete who led by example. As a senior, after Fairland was upset by Symmes Valley, 9-4, in a baseball game, he challenged his teammates to perform better the rest of the season. Tim went on a hitting tear after that and particularly was strong in a rematch with Symmes Valley. He had five hits, including a home run as the Dragons won 23-0. He also spurred Fairland on to two victories over arch-rival Chesapeake, a victory over favored Barboursville and to a post-season win over Rock Hill after the loss to the Vikings.
Nicknamed "Puddles" by some of his close friends during high school, Tim was known as a good-natured individual fond of playing harmless pranks on students and, occasionally, a teacher or coach.
Tim held several jobs through the years, the Tri-State Area from Alabama.
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