Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

August 14, 2012

Edward Tinker

JEWETT —     Edward E. Tinker, 85, of Jewett, formerly of Beecher City and Effingham, died at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

    Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Ransom Cemetery near Beecher City. Military rites will be held. Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

    He was born May 4, 1927, in Elvins, Mo., the son of Fred and Rosa (Sammons) Tinker. He married Betty Sloan and she preceded him in death in 1988. He then married Vernie Wheeler and she preceded him in death in 2011.

    He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from General Motors after 30 years.

    Surviving are children, Brenda Rousan of Avondale, Ariz., Edward G. Tinker of Effingham and Patricia Pierson of Jewett; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Estalee Adkisson of Jonesboro, Ark.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wives; son, Michael Tinker; and daughter, Judy Glumm.

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