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Ronald F. Tinker

Ronald F. Tinker, age 61, of Unicoi, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Beatrice McNabb Tinker of Unicoi and the late Everette “Dick” Tinker. Mr. Tinker retired from CSX Transportation in 2011 with over 30 years service as a machinist and later a Carman. He was a member of Unicoi United Methodist Church.

Ronnie leaves behind to cherish his memories:
Wife: Beverly Fortune Tinker
Daughters: Amy E. Tinker
Erin L. Tinker
Sisters: Phyllis Tinker Rovira
Gaye Tinker Norman
Several Nieces, of Unicoi

The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Johnson City Medical Center, Princeton Transitional Care and Home Health for the love and care shown to Ronnie and his family.

The family requests your presence as we honor and remember the life of Ronald Tinker in a memorial service to be at 6:00 PM on Thursday, June 19, 2014 in the Chapel of Valley Funeral Home. Reverend Dallas Gregg will officiate. A time of visitation to share memories and offer support to the family will be from 4:00 PM until service time on Thursday at Valley Funeral Home. To those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Ronald McDonald House, 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family through our website at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Ronald F. Tinker through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, TN, 423-743-9187.