Lyle Tinker

Lyle E. Tinker

Saturday, December 10th, 1932 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Lyle E. Tinker, 87 of Cortland New York died March 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his home.

Born December 10, 1932 in the town of Mentz, New York, He was the Son of the late Ralph and Myrtle Whitfield Tinker.

Having grown up in the Cortland area he had attended Cortland high school and was drafted to join the Army during the Korean conflict. Upon his discharge and achieving the status of corporal he still continue to serve his country in the reserves.

Lyle had worked In various roles at several companies which included Wickwire Steel, Brockway, George Junior and Borg Warner. He was one to never sit still and was considered a jack of all trades. He had been a well-known figure in the rodeo circuit and later in the draft horse pulling crowd. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and traveling with his family with the Buck and Bum Tack store and on various cruises. He was a member of the Groton Rod and Gun club and the Carrington Fuller Post 800 American Legion in Groton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 adventurous years, Doris Holl Tinker at home, his son Daniel (Monique) Tinker and Debra (Bruce) Perine all of Cortland New York. He also leaves behind, six grandchildren and several great grandchildren as well as his siblings, Neil Tinker of Tennessee, Neva Jeffrey of Texas and Evelyn (Ross) Kniffen Of Johnson City, NY, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by eight siblings.

Due to the corona virus, services with military honors has been postponed to a later date to be announced. Interment will be in the family plot at the Mclean Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cortland SPCA, 879 Cortland McLean Rd, Cortland, NY 13045

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    McLean Cemetery
    Cemetery Lane
    McLEan, NY
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To be announced Due to the Corona Virus, a graveside service with Military Honors will be held at a later date.


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Jeff mcmasters

Posted at 12:02pm
Our thoughts are with your family Shelby & Jeff Mcmasters

Donna Jenney

Posted at 06:10pm
Will miss playing cards and taking your retirement money! I will never forget the day you had Doris destroy the paper with all of our (me/Doris) winning games. You will be forever in my heart. Donna

Christine Darling

Posted at 05:07pm
My memories go back to all those pitch games, so many laughs. All those parades with the ponies looking like we were going westward. I will treasure all memories. Rest In Peace Lyle. Chris

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