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Funeral and cremation

Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory

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Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory serves Central Valley families in a tradition of compassion dating to 1919. As one of the first providers of funeral and cremation services in Fresno, Tinkler is proud to uphold its reputation for attentive and graceful service.

Amenities

  • Catered Receptions
  • Funeral Celebrants
  • Event Space
  • Chapel
  • Crematorium On-Site
  • Multicultural Funerals

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A caring Fresno funeral home

Our spacious funeral chapel welcomes people of all religious and cultural backgrounds, and our compassionate team plans funerals and memorials that range from traditional to contemporary to alternative—each reflecting the passions and personality of a unique individual.

Fresno-area residents often see our team members out and about. We are part of the North Fresno Lions Club, the Better Business Bureau and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, and we support the American Diabetes Association and Alzheimer's Association. Since 2013, we've hosted an annual Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, where kids and families can safely celebrate in costume.

Quality and value

Water feature at Tinkler Funeral Chapel & CrematoryTinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. This partnership gives our clients personal service from a local team who knows Central California firsthand, while also providing exceptional value and quality. Our location is easily accessed by residents of the greater Fresno area, from Parkwood to Fowler and beyond.

The Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory team stands ready 24 hours a day to answer questions, create arrangements or schedule a tour of our beautiful facility. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for immediate assistance, future planning or access to our award-winning grief management library.

We are always here for you.

History

Kansas native Warren C. Tinkler began his funeral service career in 1925. He served as president of the Fresno County Funeral Directors Association and California Funeral Directors Association. He was also a deputy under Coroner J. Herman Kennedy for 7 years.

In 1965, the Copner family purchased Warren's funeral home, and they provided Fresno-area families with funerals and cremations until May 1997, when they sold the business.

Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory, once known as Powell Undertaking Company, occupied the space of the current-day Pacific Telephone office at 1459 Van Ness Ave. for a while. Later, the funeral home was relocated to the current Mission Revival-style building at the corner of North Broadway Street and Belmont Avenue, and the name was changed to Mission Chapel of Powell Undertaking Company.

Today, the funeral home location is a designated historical building. It was added to the official register of historical buildings on September 27, 1979.

Recent Obituaries

Upcoming Events

We cherish the community we serve and invite you to join us for our upcoming events.

27 Oct

Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory’s
6th Annual Trunk R Treat Event

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory
475 North Broadway
Fresno, CA 93701

8 Dec

Service of Remembrance

2:00 p.m.
Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory
475 North Broadway
Fresno, CA 93701