November 12, 1940 ~ May 8, 2021

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Richard J. Tinsley, 80, of Glasgow, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1940, to the late Amos Tinsley and Imo Birge Tinsley. Richard worked at Advance Auto in Glasgow for many years. He sang gospel music with Canaanland Quartet for several years, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Ray Tinsley of Glasgow, and Steve Tinsley of Hendersonville, TN; grandchildren, Madeline Tinsley, and George Tinsley; sister, Peggy Spear.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Rachel Sue Combs Tinsley, and his brother, Harold Tinsley.

Funeral service will be 1:00pm Thursday, May 13th at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and on Thursday morning until time for Service.

In lieu of flower, a memorial contribution may be made in the memory of Richard Tinsley, to the New Life Ministries C/O Bro. Bobby Wood, 4636 Glasgow-Park City Road, Park City, KY 42160.

A.F. Crow & Son & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Tinsley. Please share your condolence with the family at

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Richard has always been a good friend and a good man. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers…

  2. We always enjoyed seeing Richard smiling face. He was really good on the sound board and great singer. I know he will be miss by many.

  3. Danny and Steve so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Lots of memories fro Dawn Subd. Kenneth and Brenda England Shockley. Praying for all

  4. Danny & Steve, so sorry for your loss. I sang with your dad for several years. He was a good friend & a true & dedicated quartet man. I didn’t hear about his passing until after the funeral. He will be missed.

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