Orville Lee Tinsley

May 19, 1936 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 84)


Orville Lee Tinsley, 84, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at his home.   

He had served as a Minister of Meigs Co. Church of Christ and attended Big Spring Church of Christ. He retired from RockTenn Paper & Box Company with over 40 years of service and was an avid gardener.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Lois Faye Tinsley; parents, Harve Tinsley and Lizzy Tinsley Long; Step-father: Elmer Long; brothers, Ed Tinsley, James Tinsley, Raymond Tinsley; sisters, Janie Hunter and Betty Hicks.

Survivors include his sons, Bryan Tinsley (Lisa) of Decatur, Jeff Tinsley (Michele) of Ooltewah, and Danny Tinsley (Tanya) of Decatur; sisters, Bertha Mae Finchum, Liza Daniels, Mary Briggs; grandchildren, Brandon, Dustin, Dakota, Brooke, Emily, Jacob, and Rebecca. 

The Funeral will be at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Decatur Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Wednesday, November 18,2020 with the Minister Kermet Davis officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 1 p.m.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. prior to the service.

Due to Covid 19 regulations we ask that you bring and wear your mask during the service and practice social distancing. 
Please go to and sign the guest book and offer your condolences. Arrangements entrusted to Decatur Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Decatur, TN. 423-334-3661

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