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“Marion Tinsley didnt go over the door, Marion Tinsley didnt go around the door and Marion Tinsley didnt go under the door. Marion F, Tinsley went ...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Mitchell Wayne Kinkade Kinkade - KY

“You were loved by all who crossed your path. Prayers of comfort for your family and your many friends. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Telesa Strader

“Tins was one of a kind. He will be missed by many. It won't be the same not seeing him around town. I was honored to call him my friend. I am...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Janet Hearld - Central City, KY

“I Took Respratory therapy with Marion for the past Year or more. He was just like a Dad to me. He looked me in the eye one day and said you're my...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: NEAL Carver - Belton, KY - Friend

“God bless Marions family ,he will be missed ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: JOHN ELLIS - central city, KY

“Even though I only visited with Marion a few times over the past dozen years, I always enjoyed his company. He had a natural wit that made me laugh...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Don Fleu - Ashland, KY

“Marion was a good soul. He was an inspiration to all. He was such a friendly person. He was full of life and loved it too. We've lost a kind,...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Debbie and Doug West - Greenville, KY

“I got acquainted with Mr. Tinsley at McDonald's....He Was such a nice, always smiling, kind- free hearted gentleman. We will miss him tremendously at...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Billie Hadley - Greenville, KY

“A Christan man with love in his heart for all Rest high on your Mountain Mr Tinsley you will be missed ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Eaves - Central City, KY

“I am so sorry. I will be out of town this weekend so I can't be there. Prayers to you all. (Edwina's daughter) ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Debi Clark - McHenry, KY - Family

“Tinz has always been a pillar in this community and most of it's citizens knew him. He was compassionate, yet at the same time, he could be a barrel...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Hugh Sweatt - Central City, KY

“My heart goes out to family! Talked to almost daily at the post office ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Misty Doss - Centertown, KY

“This was and always will be a very fine man. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: David Strode - Central City, KY

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CENTRAL CITY - Marion F. Tinsley, 87, of Central City, died Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 12:51PM in Central City. Mr. Tinsley was born June 26, 1931, in Echols, a son of the late Clarence and Elizabeth Tinsley. He was a retired insurance adjuster for State Automobile Mutual, and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Central City. He graduated from Central City High School in 1950, where he was a member of the Golden Tide Basketball Team, which advanced to the state tournament. He also refereed many high school basketball games. He graduated college from Kentucky Wesleyan and received his Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and his community as a member of the Central City School Board for many years. His favorite activities included visiting the Mennonite Community in Fairview and bringing home strawberries and tomatoes to his friends.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Janette Walker Tinsley; his parents, Clarence and Elizabeth Tinsley; brother Earl Ray (Gladys) Tinsley; and sister Bonnie (Dave) Cummins.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Beth (Gary) Robinson; son Thomas "Tom" Walker (Heather) Tinsley; grandsons Collin, Grant, and Lane McKenzie; many nephews and nieces (including Beverly Divine of Central City); and many friends, including his McDonald's restaurant buddies.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 11:00AM at First United Methodist Church in Central City, with Dr. Kevin Brown officiating, assisted by Pastor Mark Jones. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-7PM at the church. A special thanks is extended to Krista Avery and "chauffeur" Ralph Paxton. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First United Methodist Church, Central City. Envelopes will be available at the church. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at