George Tinkham

Apr 23, 2024 at 10:30 am by Producer


George “Tink” Tinkham, Jr, age 89 of LaVergne, Tennessee died Saturday, April 20, 2024, at his
home surrounded by his family. He was a native of Belding, Michigan and the son of the late George
and Dagmar Tinkham, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by his wife of forty-four
years, Doris Jean Tinkham, and a son, Rick Tinkham.

Survivors include his sons, George Tinkham, III and wife Darlene and John Tinkham; grandchildren,
George Tinkham IV, April Word, John Tinkham II, and Kyle Tinkham.

Tink was a proud United States Navy Veteran and retired with over twenty-one years of service to our
country. Following his retirement, he was an instructor at Nashville Auto Diesel College allowing him
to share his passion for repairing and restoring old cars and trucks. He also loved old westerns.
Gunsmoke was a favorite and John Wayne movies were a close second.

Visitation with the family will be Sunday, April 28, 2024, at Woodfin Chapel, Smyrna from 1:00pm
until the time of funeral services starting at 3:00pm. Burial with military honors will be 10:00am
Monday at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorials may be made in memory of Tink to the Wounded
Warriors Project or any disabled Veterans organization. An online guestbook is available for the
Tinkham family at www.woodfinchapel.com.

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