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William Calvin "Bear" Tinsley


Last updated 5/3/2021 at 2:39pm

William Calvin “Bear” Tinsley, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

He was born Feb. 4, 1935, in Transylvania County, to the late Carlos A. Tinsley and Lucille Brown Tinsley. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Holden Tinsley; his second wife, Shirley Galloway Tinsley; and two brothers, Gene and Floyd Tinsley.

He served with the Brevard Fire Department for 40 years, drove a wrecker for K&M wrecker service, and was employed by Bridges Oil Co. for many years. He enjoyed fishing and boating on the French Broad River, and was a...

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