Funeral services for Jack Norris Tinsley, 56, of Huntington were held Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Huntington First Baptist Church with Dr. Darryl Smith and Brother Kevin Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in the Huntington Cemetery. Mr. Tinsley was born October 12, 1957 in Lufkin, Texas to Lamar and Clauda (Roberts) Tinsley, and died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at his residence. Mr. Tinsley was a lifetime resident of Huntington. He had worked at the Paper Mill in Lufkin and was currently a millwright for Mead West Vaco in Evadale. Mr. Tinsley was a member of the Huntington First Baptist Church. He loved life and celebrated it every day. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved nature and all God's gifts. But mostly he loved his Linda, the love of his life, and his girls, Jessica, Lauren, Grace and Rachel. He brought a sense of fun to every gathering and was greatly loved by all who knew him. His brilliant trademark smile will be missed. Survivors include his wife, Linda Tinsley of Huntington; daughters, Jessica Tinsley Bridges and husband Michiel of Cypress, Lauren Tinsley of Etoile, Grace Tinsley of Gladstone, Michigan and Rachel Byrd and husband Ron of Huntington; son, Andrew Morehouse and wife Allison of Round Rock; grandchildren, Journey Tinsley, Honor Tinsley and Landry Bridges; sisters, Meredith Brant and husband Jeff of Seabrook and Alisanne Nerren of Nacogdoches; brother, David Tinsley and wife Sue of Huntington; mother-in-law, Jan Harrison of Zavalla; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donnie and Beverly Harrison of Lufkin; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Brooke Skidmore; and father-in-law, Bill Harrison. Pallbearers will be Ron Byrd, Andrew Morehouse, Michiel Bridges, Austin Blake, Aaron Smith and Jed Pinner. Honorary pallbearers will be David Tinsley, Keith Smith, Steve Thornton, Tim Johnson, Scott Morehead, Billy Davis, Cody Blake, and employees of the Paper Mill. The family extends special thanks to the physicians and staff at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4, 2014