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PAUL RANDOLPH TINSLEY

PAUL RANDOLPH TINSLEY, was born October 5, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to Margie Bosley Tinsley and Willard Merle Tinsley, the youngest of three sons. He passed away peacefully July 13, 2012, after surviving many years with chronic heart problems. Randy was an outstanding baseball player and a cheerleader at Bellaire High School. He then graduated from Baylor University and remained an avid Baylor fan every day of his life. At Baylor he met the love of his life, Mary Fickett Tinsley. They built their life together on their strong faith in Christ. He earned his law degree in 1973 from the University of Houston. Licensed to practice in both District and Federal Court, he maintained an active law practice for 39 years, most recently in Montgomery, Texas. Throughout his life, Randy's outgoing personality readily welcomed new friends into his world with an unfailing sense of humor and a helping hand. He found his greatest happiness in being involved in the lives of his daughters and their families. Randy is survived by his wife, Mary, their daughters, Ann Tinsley Bilello and husband, Brian, and Sara Tinsley Ratliff and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Thomas David Billelo, Elizabeth Lauren Ratliff and Emme Lee Ratliff; his brothers, Willard M. Tinsley, Jr., and Richard D. Tinsley and wife, Emily; mother-in-law, Mary Frances Fickett, sister-in-law, Ruth Fickett Ranes and husband Rick, brother-in-law, Harold Fickett III and wife, Karen; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and countless loyal friends. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Forest Park West Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, TX, 77077. Services for Randy will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012: Graveside Service will be at 10:00 a.m., at Forest Park West. The Memorial Service Celebrating Randy's life will be held at 1:00 pm. in the Sanctuary at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, TX 77057.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from July 15 to July 16, 2012
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