Robert Warren Tinsley, Sr.

Bob Tinsley, 87, of Fountain Inn, widower of Josephine Bolt Tinsley, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late John Warren & Ruth McDaniel Tinsley. Mr. Tinsley was a 1954 graduate of Clemson A&M College, a member of the Senior Platoon at Clemson, a member and past Master of Masonic Lodge 192, a Retired Lt. Colonel US Army Reserves, and an Elder in the Presbyterian Church. He thoroughly loved Jesus Christ and his family and enjoyed everything about Clemson University.

Mr. Tinsley is survived by one son, Bill Tinsley and his wife, Patrice, of Laurens; one daughter, Alice Coleman and her husband, Jack, of Greer; one daughter-in-law, Lucy Tinsley, of Greenville; grandchildren, Natalie (Bryan) Hopper, James Tinsley, Matthew Tinsley, Annie Tinsley, and Robert Tinsley; and two sisters, Martha Hill and Claudia (John) Faris.

He was preceded in death by one son, Bob Tinsley; and one sister, Virginia Ostrander.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Cannon Funeral Home, Fountain Inn.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, at 11:00 AM at Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn with Rev. Shawn Hevener officiating. Burial will follow in the Friendship Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Presbyterian Fellowship of Fountain Inn, Building Fund, 417 S Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 or Friendship Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 2094 Neely Ferry Rd, Laurens, SC 29360.

Condolences to the family of Robert Warren Tinsley, Sr.

  • Jerry Martin
    5 years ago

    So sorry to hear about your dad. We’ll be praying for all of the family.

  • Thelma & Kirby Ballew
    5 years ago

    Randy, sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She always greeted us with a smile. Prayers as you go through this sad time.

  • Deane Hines
    5 years ago

    This breaks my heart!! What a wonderful man of God Mr. Bob was!!And a true Clemson Tiger!! He will be missed so much!! Love and prayers to Alice and family!!

  • Mildred coleman
    5 years ago

    Your Dad was beloved by so many people. We can only imagine the big hole in your heart this leaves.
    Thinking of you and all family. Mildred and Tom Coleman

  • Jeanie Roberts Baxley
    5 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a wonderful sweet man. Your family is in my prayers

  • Rachel Colvin
    5 years ago

    Robert was a wonderful man. Although we did not see each other often I am thankful to have been a TN cousin. I am so sorry and am thinking of you all.

  • Debbie Canaday
    5 years ago

    So verry sorry for the loss of you dad, Alice. He suffers no more. You made his life full of love and comfort. Hugs, Dear lady.

  • Mark Putnam
    5 years ago

    Billy and Alice,

    So sorry to hear about Mr. Bob. Such a wonderful man, husband, father and friend. I have so many memories of him and they are all good ones. He lead such a full life and he is with Jo and Bobby now. Love you both and will pray for our Lord’s comfort and strength to be with you.

  • Caroline Sherman
    5 years ago

    Thinking of you all during this sad time. Your dad lived a wonderful life and will always be remembered.
    Caroline S. Sherman and family

  • Jo Ann A Runyan
    5 years ago

    i worked with Bob and Jo at Cryovac. They were really good people and Jo used to cook bisquits with deer meat and they were delicious. I worked with Bob in the Shipping Dept. at Simpsonville and will have to say he was a good person and a fair person,. Sorry i never took the time to go visit but seems we all let time pass and never do the things we should,. The family will be in my prayers and sorry this is so late but j ust found it out on October 20th. God Bless!!!!!

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