Michael Eron Tinney
July 5, 1944 -
March 8, 2024

Visitation

March 16, 2024
12pm to 2pm

Service 

March 16, 2024
2pm

Interment

March 16, 2024
Obituary

Funeral service for Michael Eron Tinney, age 79, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 2 PM on March 16, 2024, at Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Bro. Billy Fowler officiating. A private burial will follow at the Tinney Farm Cemetery with family. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on March 16th at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Mike was born on July 5, 1944, in Paducah, KY to the late Jack Gibson Tinney and Robbie McGuire Derryberry. Mike graduated from Butler High School in 1962 and went on a football scholarship to the University of Georgia to play tackle and guard. He finished his bachelors in Economics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church and served as chairman of the Deacons. Mr. Tinney was also a member of the TN Cattlemen’s Association and a Leadership Lincoln graduate.  Mike was Vice President of Facilities Maintenance with SAIC of Huntsville. Mr. Tinney enjoyed hunting, cattle farming, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Mike passed away on March 8, 2024, on his cattle farm, surrounded by his loving family.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Cindy Steigerwald Tinney; son, Mike (Stephanie) Tinney, II of Birmingham, AL; daughter, Kristin (Terry) Mitchell of Tullahoma, TN; grandchildren, Conner Tinney, Cameron Tinney, Carsyn Tinney, Drake Mitchell, and Leigha Norwood (Michael); great-grandchildren Caleigh Norwood and Landon Norwood; brother, Ernest (Ginny) Hulsey; sister-in-law, Sarajane Tarter; brothers-in-law, Tim (Paula) Steigerwald, and Todd (Pam) Steigerwald; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, Huntsville HudsonAlpha Foundation for their Memory and Mobility Program, or Hospice Foundation of America.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Michael Eron Tinney.

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6 Comments

  1. SANDRA MULLINIX

    Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your family. My son, Bret Mullinix, heard about this sad news and told me about it. We just wish we could come to Mike’s memorial service. We have precious memories of all of you at Hillwood Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL–and our children at Grissom High School.
    PRAISING JESUS THAT YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN FACE TO FACE (1 Corinthians 13:12).

    LOVE AND PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU, CINDY, AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY

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  2. Barbara Saunders

    Cindy, Mike, Kristin and all the family, I am so sorry you are having to endure this sadness. Praying you find comfort in knowing you will be reunited one day.
    God bless you all.
    Barbara Saunders

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  3. Karen Gilliam

    Mrs.Cindy, I offer my sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved Mike. You were such a wonderful caregiver, and I know your heart aches with your loss. Lean on your faith, family, and friends. They’ll be your anchors in this storm. Much love.

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  4. Richard Gipson

    Was never around Mike and Cindy but went to school with both !! Great people and a great family !!! My prayers for Cindy and family in their loss .

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  5. Tracy Simmons

    Prayers for the family.Mike was a Great Man .

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  6. Gail Stewart

    Prayers for all of the family. Mike was special to all. I will always be grateful for the memories of family celebrations at the farm followed by family hayrides. Mike and Cindy extended their love to so many of us to include us in their wonderful family…I am very grateful!.

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6 Comments

  1. SANDRA MULLINIX

    Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your family. My son, Bret Mullinix, heard about this sad news and told me about it. We just wish we could come to Mike’s memorial service. We have precious memories of all of you at Hillwood Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL–and our children at Grissom High School.
    PRAISING JESUS THAT YOU WILL SEE HIM AGAIN FACE TO FACE (1 Corinthians 13:12).

    LOVE AND PRAYERS GOING UP FOR YOU, CINDY, AND YOUR PRECIOUS FAMILY

    Reply
  2. Barbara Saunders

    Cindy, Mike, Kristin and all the family, I am so sorry you are having to endure this sadness. Praying you find comfort in knowing you will be reunited one day.
    God bless you all.
    Barbara Saunders

    Reply
  3. Karen Gilliam

    Mrs.Cindy, I offer my sincere condolences at the loss of your beloved Mike. You were such a wonderful caregiver, and I know your heart aches with your loss. Lean on your faith, family, and friends. They’ll be your anchors in this storm. Much love.

    Reply
  4. Richard Gipson

    Was never around Mike and Cindy but went to school with both !! Great people and a great family !!! My prayers for Cindy and family in their loss .

    Reply
  5. Tracy Simmons

    Prayers for the family.Mike was a Great Man .

    Reply
  6. Gail Stewart

    Prayers for all of the family. Mike was special to all. I will always be grateful for the memories of family celebrations at the farm followed by family hayrides. Mike and Cindy extended their love to so many of us to include us in their wonderful family…I am very grateful!.

    Reply

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