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Richard Louis Tinnon

Memorial for Richard Louis Tinnon

Born on Feb. 10, 1944
Departed on Nov. 25, 2014 and resided in Austin, TX.
Visitation: Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
11:00 am
Cemetery: Central Texas State Vetrans Cemetery
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Richard Louis Tinnon, was born on February 10, 1944 to Katie Mae Tinnon and J.D. Houston. He was nicknamed "Spanky" by his family.

Richard attended the following Austin Public Schools: Rosewood Elementary, Kealing Jr. High School and graduated from the Old Anderson High School in 1963. He was a singer with the group called "The Satellites." A great football player, loved by his fellow classmates.

Upon graduation from Anderson High School, he served in two branches of the military. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy for two years each.

Richard was united in marriage to Mary Louise Scott in 1965, and to this union five children were born.

Richard accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Reverend E. L. Roberts. He later joined St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend Melvin Manor, where he was a member of the Male Chorus.

Richard was employed with A.I.S.D. for 25 years, he accepted early retirement. He then worked for the Austin State School (part-time) for 4 years -- he worked until his health began to fail.

Richard departed this life on November 25, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Louise; one son, Reggie; his parents and one brother.

Richard leaves to cherish his memories two sons, Richard Jr., and Ra-Shard; two daughters, RaShonda Marzette, RaShond (Stacy) Johnson; one sister, Delores J. Earl; one brother, Grover G. Houston of Albuquerque, New Mexico; one sister-in-law, Ruby Jean Thompson of Killeen, Texas. Nine grandchildren Michelle, Gregory, Jemar, Jermaine, Chavelda, Justin, Deandre, Ebony and Juan'ye; four great grandchildren and a host of family members and friends.

Services entrusted to A Life Celebration by Franklin, Taylor, Texas.

Due to extensive renovations at King-Tears Mortuary, flowers may be delivered to Austin Peel and Son Funeral Home, 607 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014


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