Russell Adam Tinsley

October 25, 1939May 17, 2019

Russell Adam Tinsley, 79, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 at High Point Regional Hospital.

Russell was born in Charleston, West Virginia to the late Romie and Hazel Tinsley. He proudly served in the United States Army from October 1961 until January of 1963. He and his wife have been members of Carolina Memorial Baptist Church for several years since moving here several years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Ray Tinsley; and sisters Katherine Young and Bernice Ward.

Russell is survived by his loving wife Betty Carr Tinsley; son Richard Tinsley (Jennifer); daughter Beverly Lynn Tinsley; and grandchildren Adam Albertson, Matthew Tinsley, Emily Albertson, Andrew Tinsley and James Tinsley.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 20, 2019 at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville, by Rev. Dan Alderman. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM Monday, May 20, 2019 at Carolina Memorial Baptist Church in Thomasville.

Davis Funeral Home is honored to serve the Tinsley family. Online condolences may be made at


  • Romie & Hazel Tinsley, Parents (deceased)
  • Betty Carr Tinsley, Wife
  • Beverly Lynn Tinsley, Daughter
  • Richard Tinsley and wife Jennifer, Son
  • Emily Albertson, Granddaughter
  • Adam Albertson, Grandson
  • Matthew Tinsley, Grandson
  • Andrew Tinsley, Grandson
  • James Tinsley, Grandson
  • Katherine Young, Sister (deceased)
  • Bernice Ward, Sister (deceased)
  • Ray Tinsley, Twin brother (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Monday, May 20, 2019

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, May 20, 2019


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Richard Tinsley

May 19, 2019

I wanted to share that my Dad was the most influential person in my life. He worked two jobs, took on extra work to make sure that his family had what it needed. He was always willing to help others. The most important thing was that he loved the Lord and lived it out in his life. So many times, I hear people say that they are Christians, but it don't show in their actions. I only hope that I can be half the Christian and man that my father was. He was not rich or well known but he loved his family. He sacrificed so that we could succeed. He loved his grandchildren and always was there for them. He had trouble getting around the last few years but always was there for his grandkids. He would come to Matt's games and not being able to get around well, he would sit in the car and watch the game. He would pick my kids up from school and I remember him struggling to get back into the house after picking them up. He loved spending time with them. He loved my mother. He did not want to be a bother to her, because of her great love for him. I know that she did not consider it a bother, but dad was a man of pride. I know that it was hard on him to place so much on my mom at the end. I really feel that might have been his prayer his last night. I think he wanted people to remember him for the kind, loving and Christian man that he was than to be remember the struggle he was going through and the extra work that would of been placed on my mother. I really think God granted his wish and brought him home , where the pain is gone and his struggle is over. Well done my good and faithful servant. Love you Dad!

Sonny and Linda Moore

May 19, 2019

We sure liked Russell An Betty An was neighbors for years in St Albans Wv Russell was a great guy an always friendly An always had time to talk an laugh with us We always missed them when they moved Prayers are with Betty an family He sure loved his Family Peave Be with him now Love Linda An Sonny