I have been searching for the burial location of Dr. Marion Franklin Tinsley for some time now and today I found the information. I called the cemetery office and they gave me the exact location in the cemetery and faxed me an obituary they had on file. Dr. Tinsley is buried along side his father, Edward H. who was buried Nov. 19, 1948 and his mother, Viola Mae (Veach) who was buried June 1, 1987 and a brother, Edward Harold who was buried July 6, 2007. He told me there is a family monument on the plot, that be believes all four names are engraved upon it, and that he would attempt to get someone from the office to take a picture of the stone and e-mail it to me.
MARION F. TINSLEY, Ph.D., age 68 passed away April 3, 1995 in Humble, Tex. He was the greatest checker player that ever lived, holding the World Champion Checker Player title since 1955. With an IQ of a genius, he entered The Ohio Sate University at age 14. In college, he paid his way with earnings from checker exhibitions and tournaments. He received a bachelor's degree in 1950, a master's degree in 1953 and a doctorate in 1957. He taught mathematics at Florida State University 10 years and Florida A&M University 26 years. An evangelical Christian, he served as an elder and part-time minister at Tallahassee Christian Church for many years. Upon retirement , he moved to Conyers, Ga. To fulfill the most important element of his life, the study and teaching of the bible to his Christian brothers and sisters at Victory Tabernacle. He is survived by twin sister, Mary F. Clark of Humble, Tex.; 2 brothers, Ed Tinsley of Sarasota, Fla. And Joe Tinsley of Thornville, Oh.; nephew, Walter Clark of Bellingham, Mass.; niece Carol Huber and husband, John of Humble, Tex.; niece, Lisa Maddox and husband, Fred of Thornville, Oh.; and many cousins in Ky. And Oh. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday April 6, at Victory Tabernacle, 1151 Flat Shoals Rd.; Conyers, Ga. Interment Green Lawn cemetery, Columbus, Oh. Arrangements by RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME, 2383 N. High St., Columbus, Oh.
I am sure it will be noted that Dr. Tinsley did not hold the World Champioship Title continuously from 1955 until his death but I copied his obituary just as it appeared in the news paper.
I'll let others post the years Dr. Tinsley held the title..."Pal" Bucker
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