Obituary: Timothy Burney


Timothy Burney, 65, of Hanceville, AL passed away Oct. 8th, 2022, in Birmingham, AL. Tim was born and raised in Hanceville and graduated from Hanceville High School. Growing up, he loved motocross, playing music and building things. After touring the country as drummer with his band Landslide and later working as a cabinet maker, he enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated with a degree in Architecture.

Tim practiced architecture for many years in Huntsville, AL and Chattanooga, TN, where he worked on projects such as Women’s East Pavilion, Volkswagen Chattanooga, and Outdoor Chattanooga Center. Throughout his life, his love of music never faded—he was an avid collector of musical instruments and enjoyed playing the mandolin at family gatherings.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Ossie and Ethel Burney. Survivors include his brother: Larry Burney; and sons: Noah and Sean Burney.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.