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Bobby Ray Tinnin

March 26, 1941 November 5, 2019
Bobby Ray Tinnin
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Bobby Ray Tinnin was born March 26, 1941 to Floyd and Della Tinnin in Fredricktown, Missouri. He attended elementary and junior high schools there until graduating the 8th grade in May 1955. That summer the family moved to Bagdad, Arizona where Bobby attended high school and began working for the Bagdad mine after his graduation in 1959.

After writing his sweetheart for 5 years, Bobby married Lois King in Saco, Missouri May 1960. This loving union was blessed with 2 daughters and 2 sons. With all the additional blessings, their brood has grown to 9 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

1963 found Bob working at a ship yard on the Mississippi river in St. Louis, Missouri. There he repaired (welding) many different vessels including tug boats and Coast Guard boats. He worked his way up to the foreman position. He took the initiative to train his crew to also weld.

November 1971 Bobby moved his family back to Bagdad as he began working for the Cyprus Bruce Mine. When Cyprus acquired the Bagdad mine in 1977 the Bruce mine was closed and Bob was transferred back to the Bagdad mine, which was then called Cyprus Bagdad. He would ride out each buyout, new company and even the shutdown of 1984, retiring from Freeport MacMoRan Bagdad in 2003. Before his retirement he was well known as the Mill Maintenance tool crib man. Most called him Bobby or Bobby Joe Trouble. One former co-worker called him “Bobba Ran the rubber band man”.

Bob enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, tying flies, painting, creative art, writing songs and performing music on his harmonica or Native American flute, which was self-taught.

True to his Cherokee heritage, Bobby was a valiant warrior. He battled numerous chronic diseases while remaining loving and caring. He died in his home November 5, 2019.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Della Tinnin; brothers Billy Tinnin, Dewey Tinnin, Henry Sims; son-in-law Harry Chiantaretto and several great-grandchildren.

He leaves behind his wife of 59 ½ years, Lois Tinnin; daughters Lola Chiantaretto and Della (Raymond) Rodgers; sons Chris (Dora) Tinnin and Robert (Melissa) Tinnin; 9 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister Barbra Sue; 3 brothers Frank, John, and Stan Tinnin; many nieces and nephews.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Nov

9:30 AM 11/8/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:15 AM 11/8/2019 10:15:00 AM
Heritage Memory Mortuary

131 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301

Mike Cochran

Heritage Memory Mortuary
131 Grove Avenue Prescott 86301 AZ
United States

Service

Friday

8

Nov

10:15 AM 11/8/2019 10:15:00 AM
Heritage Memory Mortuary

131 Grove Avenue
Prescott, AZ 86301

Heritage Memory Mortuary
131 Grove Avenue Prescott 86301 AZ
United States

Graveside Service

Friday

8

Nov

1:00 PM 11/8/2019 1:00:00 PM
Genung Cemetery

18275 Arizona 89
Peeples Valley, Arizona

Genung Cemetery
18275 Arizona 89 Peeples Valley Arizona
United State

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Genung Cemetery Final Resting Place

18275 Arizona 89
Peeples Valley, Arizona

18275 Arizona 89 Peeples Valley Arizona
United State
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