Theodore R. "Ted" Tinsley
Theodore R. “Ted” Tinsley, Jr., 77, of Springfield, died at 10:27 am, Sunday, November 12, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born September 6, 1940 in Springfield, to Theodore R. and Mable Thomas Tinsley, Sr. He married Joan C. Dorr on November 22, 1969 and she preceded him in death on April 11, 2008.
Survivors include one daughter, Tracie (Chris) Dinardo of Springfield; one son, Ted (Carla) Tinsley of Springfield; three grandchildren, Gabrielle and Logan Dinardo and Caitlyn Taylor; one great grandson, Bryson Tinsley; three siblings Gloria Gum of Springfield, Marvin Tinsley of Crest Hill and Dorothy Nelson of Williamsville and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Mr. Tinsley retired from Fiat Allis and later also retired from the City of Springfield as an operating engineer.
He was a US Army Veteran serving in Korea during the Vietnam War.
He was a member of ANSAR Shriners Springfield Court #20 ROJ; member of the Masonic Lodge of Chicago and past trustee of VFW Northenders; was an avid golfer and Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame Fan. Mr. Tinsley especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A Masonic Service by St. Paul’s Lodge #500 A.F. & A.M. will be held at 7 pm.
Funeral Service: 9 am, Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital.