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In Memory of
Terry L. Tinstman
May 2, 1946 - November 7, 2021


Terry L. Tinstman, 75, gently departed this life to begin his new one in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 7th, his every need being attended to by his caring family. He was born May 2, 1946 to Virginia (Fuller) and John Fox Tinstman of Westerville, where he began a life of fishing and hunting interspersed with bouts of work to pay for more bait and ammo. Terry is a veteran and served our country in the Army after graduating from Westerville H.S. He married Patricia Huff in March, 1966 and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Kim and Teresa, who were and still are more fun than a barrel of monkeys. His career started at Ohio Bell and ended with his retirement from AT&T as a Central Office Tech. Conscientious at his job as he was at everything he did, Jack of all trades and master of many. If you needed a house built, wood split, or advice on leatherworking, knife crafting, fishing, or deer hunting, he was your man. Terry and Sue were married the year they retired and have enjoyed 29 years together making up for lost time. He was proud of and intensely loved his family. Predeceased by his mom and dad, beloved sister and Queen of Holidays, Claudette Shellenbarger, and brother-in-law, Homer Brickey. Survived by his wife Sue; daughters, Kimberly Lynn (Patrick) Collins and Teresa Kay (Don) Pinkston; grandchildren extraordinaire, Nicole Lynn (Tommy) Collins, Tyler Ryan (Shay) Collins, and Jarris Ann Cooperrider; also survived by his long-time friends, Jim McCann (JoAnn), Sam and Nancy Jones; brother-in-law and friend, Mike (Deb) Brickey. There will be no service - The family is planning a memorial trip to Cape Hatteras, his favorite fishing spot. We are devastated that you had to go Terry. You endured so much pain without complaining, and you prayed for your loved ones' health before your own. You have left us with incredible memories and your lifeprint is on our hearts.


Gary Andrus

Nov 11, 2021

I really don't know what to say, Terry and I grew up together in Westerville and were the best of friends for over Forty years. I drifted away and always meant to call or come over but never did. He was a great friend and I will miss him dearly Gary Andrus


Marilyn Noble

Nov 11, 2021

Sorry to see that Terry passed away.Vicki and I were just talking about you and Terry last week.Thinking of you Sue,and your family.Love,Junie!



Nov 11, 2021

I'm,so saddened to hear of Terry's passing! It's been awhile since I have seen the two of you. May he Rest In Peace!


Dawna Southall Kelly

Nov 11, 2021

Sue, and family so sorry, to hear of Terry's passing. Worked with both Sue and Terry, at the telephone company for many years what memories ! Sue, Lorraine always kept me up to date on you two. John, went to school with Terry, at Westerville High School. Prayers, and Sympathy to all of the family John and Dawna Kelly Tampa, Florida


Kimberly (Tinstman) Collins

Nov 11, 2021

Dad, I am so sad. Words cannot express what I feel, I'm broken. I will miss calling you and always catch you while you're eating. You would say " I don't know how you do that but you always know when I am eating." I would giggle and say "you eat a lot." I hope you know Teresa and I get our stubbornness from you, as well as our independent nature. I hope you know how much I love you and cherish all the time we had together. I will miss you forever, love Kim