Jack L. Tinsley

Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2002

Former Juneau resident Jack L. Tinsley, 80, died Jan. 22, 2002, in Westerville, Ohio.

He was born in Clayton, N.M., on July 21, 1921, to George and Elizabeth Layton Tinsley. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry during World War II, and worked for the state of Alaska as director for Veteran's Affairs until he retired in 1979. He was a member of the American Legion in Juneau, the Ketchikan VFW and Toastmasters. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, hunting, fishing, sports and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters.

He is survived by his wife Bertha "Jan" (Janney) Tinsley, Uma, Ariz.; son James Tinsley, Gahanna, Ohio; daughters, Janice Mason and her husband John, Westerville, Ohio, and Jacquelyn Bailey and her husband Gordon, Fairbanks; eight grandchildren; and brother George Tinsley.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Jan. 26, 2002, in Sunbury, Ohio. Military honors provided by American Legion Post No. 457 will follow the services. Condolences to the family may be expressed at the Web site www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

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