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Dr. Paul D. Tinnin


1920 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Paul D. Tinnin Obituary
Dr. Paul Devere Tinnin, 97, a resident of Franklin County, was called to heaven by the grace of God Almighty Sunday, July 1, 2018, after a prolonged illness.

Paul, son of the late Richard and Mary Stephens Tinnin, was born Aug. 30, 1920, in Marquand.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy Tinnin, and his five children, Lynne Moll (Dave), Gayle Young (John), Kelly Bigley (Jim), John Tinnin (Paula), and Benjamin Tinnin (Jenny). He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren.

He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, and graduated with a major in music. He entered World War II as a Navy pilot, and flew PBYs in the Aleutian Islands. Upon returning from the war, he attended a church service at Elvins Baptist Church, and there accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord.

Paul attended Washington University as a dental student, graduated, and continued his dental profession until the age of 87. His excellence in music was manifested in the 25 years he played viola in the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra. Hiking was one of his favorite hobbies. He especially enjoyed the two times he climbed the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska. His love for traveling led him to dental missionary work in Mexico, Fiji, Israel and aboard the Mercy Ship to Africa. Paul's greatest passion was his love for the Word of God. He faithfully encouraged his children and grandchildren to memorize Scripture through Bible Memory Association, where he served as an International Board Member.

There will be a private committal service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, with full military honors. The memorial service will be held at River Bend Chapel, 827 Ming Drive, Washington, at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the Joe Young Memorial Scholarship Fund at John Brown University, 2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs, AR 72761.

Arrangements are in care of Bell Funeral Home, Pacific.
Published in The Missourian on July 7, 2018
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