Photo courtesy of Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

Barney B. "Tinker" Cates Jr.

Greensboro, North Carolina

Jan 25, 1930 - Feb 24, 2013

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I remember Tinker from Bank of America mail services. He always had a smile on his face and something cheerful to say. I'm so sorry your family's loss.

will be thinking about you guys today

I have known Tinker all my life,he was so much fun.He loved his childen and Honey very much...He had a wonderful voice...So I know that Larry Thomas,Heber Turnage and Evett Jenkins are rejoicing in heaven today cause the mens quatet is all together again...And Rachel Hobbs is there too to play for them ...We all will miss you...You gave us all a respect for each other...

Thinker was a great neighbor! I don't no how many years, but it was close to 35 years! And he made my family feel welcome! He was a gentle soul! Thank you for the good laughs and that wave & smile.. We the Brock Family, send our prays to your family!

So sorry for your lost! He was a great friend, and made beckford a safe and friendly place to be! A gentle soul! The Brock family send our deepest prays to your family....

I was sorry to hear about Tinker's passing. His obituary stated that he was man of great faith. I would echo that fact. As I served as his pastor for 23 years, he was always a joy to be around. I enjoyed the years we sang together in the choir and how he would try to keep me on pitch. I appreciated the times of fellowship we had, such as when we stayed up all night for the barbeque supper cooking pork shoulders.

He was a man of great energy as well. I remember how he loved going...

May God grant you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

I'm sorry for your loss. May you cherish all your memories. May we all look to God's word the Bible for hope during these difficult times.

I am terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you strength in this time and the days to come and peace in knowing he is home.


Barney's Obituaries

Barney B. "Tinker" Cates, Jr., 83, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013.Tinker was born January 25, 1930 in High Point to the late Barney B. Cates, Sr. and Edell Hunt Cates. He was a 1948 graduate of Greensboro High School, a US Army Veteran and retired Postal Letter Carrier. On...

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