We would like to extend our Deepest Condolences to the family of Timmy Sobotka of Wanchese. Funeral service is Wednesday, January 15th at 2:00pm; visitation at 1:00pm.

Timmy was the grandson of the late Capt. Willie Etheridge, Jr.


Timothy Ira Sobotka, 48, of Wanchese, NC died Thursday, January 9, 2020.

Born in Riverhead, NY on October 1, 1971, he was the son of Frank John Sobotka and the late Phylis Irene Etheridge.

Longline captain of his fishing vessel The Bluefin, Timmy was at peace when he was at sea. Big, beloved, devoted badass pirate fisherman, he was an avid and devoted commercial fisherman with a larger than life character and a big soft heart of gold. Family to all who knew him, he will be sorely missed by the Wanchese/Outer Banks community and all along the East Coast from Greenport, Long Island, New York to the Florida Keys.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his sister, Jennifer L. Harrell of Wanchese; nephew, Angelo; two nieces, Crystal and Nicole; two great-nieces, Dana and Deja; great-nephew, River; and his dog, Coral.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at Wanchese Assembly of God with Rev. Kenny Midgett and Rev. Dustin Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives for a viewing and visitation one hour prior to the service.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at www.TwifordFH.com.

Twiford Funeral Home; Colony Chapel
500 Budleigh Street, PO Box 595,
Manteo, NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2449
Fax: (252) 473-3392
Email: [email protected]