Mary Tinney

July 16, 1935July 29, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Tinney (83) of Odessa, Texas joined her Father in Heaven on July 29, 2018. Mary was the daughter of J. C. Kennedy and Nina Davis, born on July 16, 1935 in Tyler, Texas. Mary was a Licensed Vocational Nurse for some years at Medical Center Hospital, Odessa, Texas as well as Director of Nurses for several years in Pampa, Texas Nursing Homes. Mary and Bobby Glenn Tinney were wed on January 23, 1973 where they began a custom home building business, MBT Homes. Mary at the request of Bob, became his partner is business and life. They relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1989. Upon returning to Odessa/Midland Texas in 1992, they started Classic Homes of Midland where they built custom homes until their retirement in 2009. Mary enjoyed traveling with Bob, maintaining a beautiful home for Bob, laundry daily and she loved to gamble at a Black Jack table, spend a few hours at slots or watching a horse race. Her friends and family members will remember her for her feisty attitude, little bit of stubbornness and love and devotion of being a wonderful mother and spouse. Mary was predeceased by her loving spouse, parents and one grandson, Cody Wayne Mercer and one great grandson Nolan Shane Anderson. She is survived by daughters; Kathy and spouse Regis (Ziggy) Zeolla of Midland, Tx.; Debbie Mercer of Odessa, Tx.; Rhonda Tinney and spouse Michele Moreira of Redding, Ca.; Sons, Stanley and Anita Tinney of North Richland Hills, Tx and Kavin and Irene Tinney of Blackwell, Tx.; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Hubbard Kelly Funeral Home of Odessa where viewing will be on Tuesday July 31, 2018 from 6-8 pm. Services will be held Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 1415 North Grandview Avenue, Odessa, Texas at 1:00 pm, officiated by Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell. Pallbearers from the Odessa Fire/Rescue: Fire Chief John Alvarez, Assistant Chief Sale Ortega, Battalion Chief Pat Land, Battalion Chief Danny Wyatt, Battalion Chief Bobby White and Division Captain Joey White. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.


  • Kathy Zeolla and husband Regis, Daughter
  • Debbie Mercer, Daughter
  • Rhonda Tinney and spouse Michele Moreira, Daughter
  • Stanley and Anita Tinney, Son
  • Kaven Tinney and wife Irene, Son
  • (nine ), Grandchildren
  • (thirteen ), Great Grandchildren
  • (two ), Great, Great Grandchildren

  • John Alvarez
  • Sale Ortega
  • Pat Land
  • Danny Wyatt
  • Bobby White
  • Joey White


  • Visitation Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mary Tinney

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Kimberly Fishback-Stepp

August 4, 2018

Blessings and condolences to you the Tinney family. I just discovered my dear friend, Mary had passed away. Working with her at various things while at Cumberland Presbyterian Church ie: VBS, Craft & Bake Sales, CPW, Women’s Bible Study, O there are so many I could mention. I have missed her so much over the last few years. Her spirit, knowledge and tanasity was Mary 💕 My love and respect for her built through the years. Memories......thank you for Mary for the lessons, support and advice through the years. I have not forgotten, nor ever will Mary 💕 You left impressions with me I will never forget
Love, blessings and peace be with each of your family and friends.

Lynette Jordan

July 31, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Lynette Jordan

Brent Amonett

July 31, 2018

I loved this lady dearly. Along with her husband, Bob, that are some of the finest people you will ever meet. Mary, you and Bob will be missed.