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.