The Transylvania Times -

Floyd G. "Bear" Tinsley


February 27, 2017

Floyd G. “Bear” Tinsley, 70, of Springfield, Ore. and born and raised in Brevard, went home Feb. 21, 2017.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, C.A. Bear and Lucille Brown Tinsley; a brother, S. Gene Tinsley; and stepson, David Hiatt.

He is survived by his wife, Winifred Kihs Tinsley; his daughter, son-in-law, and grandson, Kelly, Ian and Kellan Sullivan, of La Center, Wash.; his son, Geary “Buck” Tinsley, of Vancouver, Wash.; a brother Calvin Tinsley and wife, Shirley, of Pisgah Forest; and his sister, Frances Martin of Winston Salem, N.C.

He was a kindhearted man w...

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