Beatrice McNabb Tinker, age 95, of Unicoi died Saturday, December 19, 2015, at the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Tinker was born March 10, 192 0 to Charles and Clarissa Cochran McNabb in Unicoi. She married Everette “Dick” Tinker on August 10, 1940. Bea was a lifelong resident of Unicoi. She was a homemaker and a long time employee of J. C. Penny where she formed many cherished friendships. Bea was an avid reader and an excellent seamstress who enjoyed sewing for family and friends. An enthusiastic traveler, she visited many countries and around the U. S. Mrs. Tinker was a long time member of the Unicoi United Methodist Church. She was precedeed in death by her parents, her husband, Dick Tinker and son, Ronald Franklin Tinker; her brothers: Hugh, Ben and John McNabb and sister, Alta Thompson.
Beloved by survivors: daughters, P. Tinker Rovira and husband, Brian and Gaye Norman, all of Unicoi; daughter-in-law, Beverly Tinker of Unicoi; grandchildren: Jana Engle and husband, Marty, Jill Tipton, Amy Griffith and husband, Brandon, and Erin Tinker; great grandchild Emily Tipton.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 P. M. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, until the hour of service. Reverend Dallas Gregg will officiate at the 1:00 P.M. funeral service at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Music will be provided by Wayne and Jean Keplinger and Inez Chandler, organist. Friends will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in the Jones Cemetery, Unicoi.
A special thank you to Governor's Bend Assisted Living for her happy and comfortable stay there. Also to the medical presonnel in ER, ICU, and floor 6200 at the Johnson City Medical Center for her excellent care.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to Unicoi United Methodist Church, 702 Virginia Street, Unicoi 37692 or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com. Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi, is privileged to serve the Tinker family. (423) 743-1380.