US Air Force

Dan Tinman

July 9, 1932 ~ May 15, 2020 (age 87)


Dan Tinman of Gilbert, SC was born in Heath Springs, SC, to Linnie Mae (nee Cranford) and Thomas A. Tinman. Dan is survived by his wife Nancy (nee Sease) and his five children; Stephen, Joyce, David, Angela and Dianne and six grandchildren; Adriane and Sarah McCaffrey, William Tinman, Joshua (Jessica), Taylor and Katlyn Gill, and two great-grandchildren Xaiver and Xaiden Gill. Dan was one of seven children; Bill, Gene, JoAnn, Jack all pre-deceased Dan. He is survived by siblings, Don of Gilbert, SC (Pat) and Linda Jackson (Bobby) of Lexingon, SC. Dan made a career of the Air Force serving for 26 years (with stints in both Korea and Vietnam) before retiring and moving home to South Carolina. After he left the Air Force, he had a secondary career at the United States Postal Service serving an additional 17 years. He finally really retired at the age of 66 years, enjoying time with Nancy improving and enjoying their home in the country. He was an enthusiastic gardener and loved a juicy home grown tomato -- and as many of you know, he thoroughly enjoyed a delicious home cooked meal (especially those that Nancy made). He was a real people person, active in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, the Hollow Creek Community Center, and the American Legion. He was quick with a smile and a joke (mostly corny ones), and made friends wherever he went. He enjoyed games (especially cards), collecting stamps, traveling with Nancy, golf (until it was too difficult for him to manage), hanging out with his friends at the flea markets, fixing things around the house, and lately he made and gave away canes for some of his elderly friends (they love them). He enjoyed music, collecting guitars, a dulcimer, a ukelele, and a keyboard, playing them all with different levels of success. In his younger days, he also danced, another expression of his love of music. A graveside service will be held on May 20, 2020 at 11am at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Gilbert

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Graveside Service
May 20, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Paul s Lutheran Church

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