OBITUARY

Mark Dewayne Tinney

November 25, 1969February 16, 2019
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Mark DeWayne Tinney, age 49, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, February 16, 2019 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock after battling a serious disease to his liver. He was born on November 25, 1969 in Lubbock Texas to the proud parents of Bennie Ray and Sandra Mae Tinney. He was a 1988 graduate of Altus High School in Altus, Oklahoma and attended Western Oklahoma State College for two years in the same town. Mark spent much of his adult life in the field of retail management that included stops at Wal-Mart, Toys R’ Us, Office Depot and Staples spanning almost three decades where he built endless friendships, some of which lasted his lifetime. He will be remembered most by his outward personality and endearing heart which was left open for everyone. Mark enjoyed fishing, cooking and reading, with the later highlighted by his love of Stephen King novels, always topping a wide range of authors. He also passionately loved sports and movies, but nothing meant more to him than his friends and family. He is survived by his loving wife, Lory Lea Tinney from Bella Vista, his amazing son Benjamin Keith from Altus and stepchildren Darryan Lynn Lea and Bryson Michael Carl Fino, also from Bella Vista; whom he cherished as if they were his own. He is also survived by the angel of his life; his mother Sandie, brothers Mickey Ray and Brian Keith, his nephew Austin Michael and niece Breanna Dawn, all from Conway. Preceding his death, Mark will be joined again by his father Bennie, his niece Emma Marie and Aunt Louellen Lawson. Services will be held at Griffin Leggett Conway on Friday February 22, 2019 starting at 2pm. In lieu of flowers please send to griffin Leggett Conway.

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  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 22, 2019
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Mark Dewayne Tinney

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Lory Tinney

February 21, 2019

Lory Tinney

February 21, 2019

Lory Tinney

February 21, 2019

Rita Drake

February 20, 2019

Mark was my son by another mother (son-in-law) for only a little over a year. In that time, my family was so enriched by his humor, his love of life and his hope for a bright future. He taught me recipes, reminded my of my early love of Stephen King and just made me laugh by starting the verse of a song to get FB friends to play along.
I love you son and I know I will see you again in heaven. Thank you for what you have given to my family, my sweet grandchildren and my precious daughter. We will miss you so very much.

Krista Porter

February 20, 2019

I knew Mark since we were in elementary. We were always super competitive when it came to grades. One day we were getting a test back in Mr. Walker's class. Before handing it back he said, "No talking or you get licks." Well, I couldn't stand not knowing what Mark made on his test. So I cupped my hands around my mouth and literally mouthed the words, "What's your grade?" Well, it didn't matter that I didn't officially talk, I still talked when I wasn't supposed to. I was called to the hall along with two others and got paddled that day. I think Mark and I laughed about that story off and on over the years. I know we had a good laugh about it at our 30 year reunion.

I know he and Kevin have shared recipes and talked movies over the last few years. Their arguments over the top 100 movies often made me laugh. I am sure going to miss him! WE are sure going to miss him!

sheila nugent

February 20, 2019

I did not have the privilege of knowing Mark. But I do Know his Mom Sandie. I worked with her at Wal-Mart store 75. I know what an awesome woman and mother she is and how much she loves you kids . She talked about you a lot! I pray that God eases some of the grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you! God Bless.

Jane Richards Tracy

February 20, 2019

The memories I have of Mark are actually through thoughts and memories shared by his Mom, my high school friend, Sandie. She has shared good times - like when Mark married Lori... She has shared tough times - like when she would accompany him on a medical visit... She has also shared loving times - like memories of childhood events involving her boys ...or a photo of little ones sharing a storybook or a toss of a ball with Uncle Mark. From all that Sandie has shared - I know Mark loved and was loved by his family. Some may doubt that Mark could hear the love surrounding him as his body readied for his heaven-ward journey ...but I am sure Mark knew love as he was leaving and knew the love waiting for him when he reached the Other Side.

Laura Boyett

February 20, 2019

I never have had the privilege to meet any of the family except Mrs Sandy. I was once a coworker with her in Pineville Louisiana. I felt as though all of you were a part of my family. She spoke so well of all of you. I know she was very close to Mark. Only God can see you all through this trying time. You all are in my prayers and thoughts always. Keep an eye on your mom and let her know we love her .

Lory Tinney

February 19, 2019

Our family has more memories than we can even begin to mention. Games, fishing, cooking, movies, music, sports, politics... he was passionate about everything he talked about and did. He and I shared many of the same interests in movies, music, and our favorite NFL team. He brought me back home to Altus and made me feel like a teenager again. My friends were his friends and his friends were my friends. I will miss not only my husband but my friend.

Steve McClure

February 19, 2019

Mark was a dear friend to me and Mary. Throughout high school and after the birth of our daughter, he would always check up on us to see how we were doing. He always put others in front of himself and I think that's why he had so many of us that loved him. I am so glad we got to sit down with him this past summer at our 30-year reunion, such fond memories of high school and after and interesting conversations (not arguments) about books, movies, politics and anything else that came up. :) Mark, you will be missed but we will see you again!!!

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