Ralph “Slim” Tinkey Jr., 85, of Somerset, passed on May 10, 2017 at home. Born May 29, 1931 in Donegal Twp, Westmoreland County, he is a son of the late John R. and Thelma (Blystone) Tinkey. He is also preceded in death by his grandson John Tinkey; brothers Otto, Billy, and Glen Tinkey; and sister Wilma Trent. Slim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret (Shawley) Tinkey; children Sally Huey and husband David of Somerset, Connie Fulton and husband Vince of Normalville,

Carol Mishler of Somerset, Sandy Miller of Somerset, and John Tinkey and wife Darla of Somerset; grandchildren Jeremy, Jenny, Joanna, Joshua, Brianna, Ashley, and Emily; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers James Tinkey and wife Betty of Rockwood and Harold “Dean” Tinkey and wife Lida of Hyndman; and sisters Nancy Harr of Somerset and Eva Dewey of Monterey, CA. Slim was a partner in the Tinkey Brothers Lumber Company in Rockwood from 1970 until the present day, and a longtime farmer in Lincoln Twp. He was also a Full Gospel Pastor from 1985 until 2006 at the Berlin Victory Lighthouse and the Harbor Lighthouse in New Centerville. Friends will be received from 10 am until 2 pm Saturday with a service to follow at 2 pm at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, Pastor M.D. Herring officiating. Interment at Mt. Nebo Cemetery, Champion, PA.

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3 Responses to TINKEY

  1. Becky Wilson says:

    God blessed our family with strong men who loved the Lord.
    Uncle Slim, I praise God your in heaven. My father Otto, loves you and is full of joy to be reunited with you in God’s house. I will pray for your family as you have done all these years.

  2. Robin L. Weyand-James says:

    Aunt Marg, Sally, Connie, John, Carol, Sandy, spouses and grandchildren:
    My heart is so saddened to here Uncle June passed and we will no longer be able to see his wonderful smile. My heart is gladdened Uncle June will be reunited with Uncle Zane in heaven. May God’s love continue to give you strength through this time and remember we are to rejoice when a loved one joins Jesus Christ in heaven. I love you and miss all of you. God bless and comfort you.

  3. Carla Scofield says:

    “Arm yourself with prayer rather than a sword; wear humility rather than fine clothes.”
    — St. Dominic founder of the Order of Preachers
    Uncle June joins the “cloud of witnesses” , the”communion of Saints”, the order of preachers in heaven.
    My deepest condolences to the Tinkey family.

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