Funeral services for Jearl Ray Tincher are 10:00 am Monday August 7, 2017, at Green Country Funeral Home. Officiating will be Reverend Alan Nolan. Pallbearers are Darrell Lobaugh, Jack gourd Jr., Dale Lobaugh, David Lobaugh, Steven Hodges, Mike Chambers, and Chris Hodges. Honorary pallbearers are Lance Kaufman and Michael Hodges. Interment will follow in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.
Jearl Ray Tincher was born at home in Cherokee County Oklahoma, May 27, 1941, to Irene (Davidson) and J.L. Tincher.
The third of six children, Jearl was an only son who had two elder sisters and three younger triplet sisters. His parents were country people who later took jobs in commerce in Tahlequah. They started their lives together in Moodys and moved to their home on the Illinois River when Jearl was five. Jearl grew up farming and raising livestock and attended Leoser School through the eighth grade. He then attended Tahlequah High School and eventually graduated from Northeastern State College with a degree in Education. He later earned a Master's degree and served as a public school teacher and principal for over thirty years.
Jearl was involved in rodeo and Future Farmers of America as a youth, and as an adult refereed public school basketball games for many years. Mr. Tincher served in the U.S. Army Reserves, was a Mason, and a Shriner, and mentored numerous youth in livestock competition.
He attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church as a young man, and later attended Keys Baptist Church.
Jearl Tincher was the father of one daughter, one son, and one grand daughter. He was also a much loved uncle to his nieces and nephews.
For over forty years, Jearl owned and operated Green River Floats on the Illinois River farm property where he grew up. It was a favorite spot for family and friends as well as the public. It served as one of the original commercial float operations in the area.
Jearl was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by both children, Cynthia Keryl Lyons of Oklahoma City, and Jeffery Lynn Tincher of the home, and his grand daughter Kennedy Angstadt of Oklahoma City. Also left to mourn his passing are his sisters Regina (Ronald) Lobaugh, Alene (Don) Fields, Joan (Ron) Wilson, Jean (David) Moore, Janice Hodges, 24 nieces and nephews, numerous grand nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Published on August 4, 2017