Timothy “Tim” Marc Gwin unexpectedly passed away in his home in Overland Park, Kansas on November 23, 2021. He was 68 years old. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri on January 16, 1953 to Bill and Shirley Gwin. They and his brother, Steven Smithers preceded him in death.
Tim grew up in Prairie Village, Kansas and graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School in 1971. Tim was artistically talented throughout his education. He attended the University of Kansas for a year and then graduated from Gem City College in Quincy, Illinois in 1974. He became a master jeweler, well known for his beautiful original designs and creations throughout the Kansas City area. He spent his career owning two successful small businesses and then moved on to work at some of the finest jewelry stores in the Kansas City area.
Tim discovered his love for music while studying at the University of Kansas, where he became a bass player, and later continued to perform with local bands and "jam" with his many friends. He was the bass player of the band "In Hot Water" and his daughter Katy was often a guest singer of the group. They performed around the region. He was involved with Johnny Hamil Bass Workshops, volunteering his time and supporting and encouraging his youngest daughter Taylor in her musical pursuits.
Tim is survived by many family and friends who loved him and enjoyed his outrageous sense of humor. He leaves three daughters: Emily Gwin-Vasquez of Shawnee, Kansas and Katy Gwin of Lenexa, Kansas (mother Pam Auman), and Taylor Gwin of San Francisco, California (mother Angie Gwin). He also leaves a brother, Terry Gwin (Bonnie) of Overland Park, Kansas and sister Candice Gwin (Cindy) of Overland Park, Kansas. He is survived by several nieces and nephews and his granddaughter Isabella Vasquez of Shawnee, Kansas.
The family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Imagine That! Kansas City and or Great Plains SPCA .