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Robert Tinkey, Jr.

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“Worked with Bob at ICG. Was a great person and a good friend. My thoughts and prayers for his family. Knew Bob way back when. ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sue Pultz - Dowagiac, MI - friend

“I really liked Bob , When we ran together , he always made me laugh . ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Terry (Tiny ) Nicely - elkhart, IN

“Bob, you were such a good friend to our family. You were always there when we needed you. Our memories will always top our lifes. It didn't matter...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lary Jo Collins and family - MI

“I really have too many memories of Bob, Suzy and I growing up on the same block to put down here. I've known him as long as I can remember. Going to...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Bill Craft - South Bend, IN

“I am so sorry for your lose. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Bob was a good man and a good friend. ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Tina Woolsey (Mike) - Dowagiac, MI


Robert Tinkey, Jr, passed away on Tuesday March 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN at Methodist Hospital as a result of a massive heart attack. He was born on December 12, 1963 to Robert and Sylvia Tinkey in Coral Gables, FL. He was a son, brother, father and grandfather, Army veteran and proud American. He is survived by his children Candace (Greg) Younger, grandchildren Ashton and Mason of Benton, IL, Brock (Charlotte) Tinkey, grandson Dylan of Kalamazoo, and Brenton Tinkey of Dowagiac, his fiancé Sandy Brumbaugh of Wolcottville, IN , her son Matthew (Kristen) Thomas, Austin, Isaac, Grace and David Thomas of Austin, TX, his father Robert Tinkey of Bloomfield, NE, brothers Richard of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Chris of Bloomfield, NE, and sisters Cindy (Larry) Raymond of Lawton, MI, Cathy of Menomonie, WI, Lisa (Mike) Skroch of Bloomfield, NE, Teresa Leonard of Benton, IL, many aunts, uncles, cousins and special nieces and nephews Jason, Jeremy, Angel Hankins, Ben, Anna Skroch, Simone, Rachel Tinkey and 12 great nieces and nephews. Preceding Bob in death are his mother, his paternal grandparents Milan and Waneta Carman, maternal grandparents Stanley and Grace Hawks, his aunt Suzanne Hawks and uncles Bill Tinkey and Jack Janssen and father in law Fred Leonard. His family will gather with friends on Monday from 11:30 to 1:30 at Yazel & Clark with a memorial service at 1:30 pm. He will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Dowagiac with full military honors. Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Robert at www.yazel-clark.com.