James Timberlake , circus elephant trainer in United States
Born 1943-11-26 in United States
dead 2013-01-08 in United States
Timberlake He served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967 and was owner of Lewis Brothers Circus, Barnes and Daily Circus and also traveled with many other circuses. During his last circus years, from 1989 to 1999, he worked with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus taking care of the elephant known as King Tusk.
On Sept. 8, 1967, in Lexington, S.C., he married Marlyn Hochstetler.
Survivors include two sons, A. Michael (Mitzi) Timberlake, Brownstown, and Bradley W. (Amy) Timberlake, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Marcus Timberlake, Nashville, and Melvin Timberlake Jr., Kingman, Kan.; one sister, Myrna Ratcliff, Medora; and two grandchildren, Zachary Timberlake and Meagan Timberlake.