Paul Randolph Tinsley

October 5, 1946July 14, 2012

PAUL RANDOLPH TINSLEY, was born October 5, 1946, in Houston, Texas, to Margie Bosley Tinsley and Willard Merle Tinsley, the youngest of three sons. He passed away peacefully July 13, 2012, after surviving many years with chronic heart problems. Randy was an outstanding baseball player and a cheerleader at Bellaire High School. He then graduated from Baylor University and remained an avid Baylor fan every day of his life. At Baylor he met the love of his life, Mary Fickett Tinsley. They built their life together on their strong faith in Christ. He earned his law degree in 1973 from the University of Houston. Licensed to practice in both District and Federal Court, he maintained an active law practice for 39 years, most recently in Montgomery, Texas. Throughout his life, Randy's outgoing personality readily welcomed new friends into his world with an unfailing sense of humor and a helping hand. He found his greatest happiness in being involved in the lives of his daughters and their families. Randy is survived by his wife, Mary, their daughters, Ann Tinsley Bilello and husband, Brian, and Sara Tinsley Ratliff and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Thomas David Billelo, Elizabeth Lauren Ratliff and Emme Lee Ratliff; his brothers, Willard M. Tinsley, Jr., and Richard D. Tinsley and wife, Emily; mother-in-law, Mary Frances Fickett, sister-in-law, Ruth Fickett Ranes and husband Rick, brother-in-law, Harold Fickett III and wife, Karen; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and countless loyal friends. A Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at Forest Park West Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer, Houston, TX, 77077. Services for Randy will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012: Graveside Service will be at 9:00 a.m., at Forest Park Westheimer. The Memorial Service Celebrating Randy's life will be held at 10:00 am. in the Sanctuary at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, TX 77057.


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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July 30, 2012

Mary and Family,
Cyndee and I learned today of Randy's passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We both have many fond memories of times spent together. I will always remember Randy's smile, his fun loving ways and his competitive spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls, Richard, Willard and all of your family.
Pat and Cyndee Ellis
Del Rio, Texas

Everett Urech

July 29, 2012

Randy and I were classmates at Bellaire. We were on the baseball team together. He was a great guy, a talented athelete, and a fun person to be around. Please accept my most sincere condolences on his passing.

July 19, 2012

We send our warmest love to all of you, Mary and Kenneth Bentsen


July 18, 2012


Meg Coughran Collins

July 18, 2012

My sincere condolences to Mary and the girls at this sad time. Randy was blessed with a wonderful family and many friends. I remember his jovial spirit when I worked with him at the Morris Tinsley & Snowden law firm many years ago. God bless his family.

joshua jennings

July 18, 2012

Going to gymnastics, playing games at the house, swimming in the pool and going on ski trips are a few of my memories of Mr Tinsley (Randy). He was a helluva a guy with a great sense of humor and an awesome dad to boot. His spirit was always affable and welcoming and made me feel part of the family. My thoughts are with Mary, Sara and Ann.

Jodie Trncak

July 17, 2012

Randy was the best team father for his girls' gymnastics ever. He was always there to support all the girls and the coaches.
He will be missed.
Head coach,

July 17, 2012

Randy was just the best team father through the years when his girls were at Biron Gymnastics. He was always there to support the team and the coaches.
He was such a great guy - loved him.
Ms. Jodie
Head Coach at Birons

Phat Hoang

July 17, 2012

My condolences to the Tinsley family for their loss. Randy ran his law firm they way he lived his life, with honesty and integrity. Those are rare traits in today's society but that's what makes Randy so special. Randy, you will be sorely missed by everyone that has had the privilege to have known you.

Bev Pierce Coyne

July 17, 2012

I am so saddened at Randy's passing. Big hug to my dearest and oldest friend Willard, .. and to Richard, Mary, Sara, Ann and family. Praying that God blesses you each, with His grace and blankets you with peace during this sorrowful time.