Birdell “Bert” Tinkle, 79, of Timpson, Texas, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023, in Kingwood, Texas. Bert was born on March 22, 1943, in Dotson, Texas. He was one of nine children born to the marriage of Robert Virgil and Johnie Toy Lee (Burkes) Tinkle.
Bert began working in the gas and oil industry at a very young age. He spent years driving a truck and welding before becoming an inspector and eventually a project coordinator. Bert spent much of his life traveling the world while working. Although he enjoyed his travels and spoke of them often, nothing made him happier than spending time with his son and best friend, Randy, and grandchildren, Randy Jr., Mason, and Kathy. Bert was happiest on the farm in East Texas sitting outside with a cup of coffee telling everyone what to do. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and reading a good western novel. Bert was preceded in death by his parents, former wife, Linda Bryce Tinkle Kovar, and brothers, Danny, Fred, Rayford, Virgil, and Billy Ray Tinkle.
He is survived by his son, Randy Tinkle and wife Nelly of Kingwood; grandsons, Randy Tinkle Jr. of Timpson and Mason Tinkle of Kingwood; granddaughter, Kathy Li of Bay Village, Ohio; brothers, Tracy Tinkle and wife Peggy of Gary and Raymond Tinkle and wife Connie of Garrison; sister, Chris Gaston and husband Tom of Nacogdoches; special friends, Milton Kovar of Kingwood and Sue Bryce of Nacogdoches; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 19, 2023, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, with Bro. John Elvis Raines officiating. Interment will follow at County Line Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers are Randy Tinkle Jr., Mason Tinkle, David Bryce Jr., Scotty Bryce, Jason Tinkle, and Shannon Tinkle.
The family extends a heartfelt thanks to the following caregivers, Micalyn, Dense, Jacki, Nichole, Susannah, Madyson, Ashleigh, Missy and Annette at Magnolia Trails Rosemont in Kingwood and Enhabit Hospice of The Woodlands.
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