Dr. Marc R. Tinstman, 71, and Terri G. Tinstman, 61, of Brownsville, PA, formerly of Brilliant, OH, were married August 6, 1977 and left this earth to be together with the Lord on Tuesday May 3. , 2022, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Marc was born March 17, 1951 in Mount Vernon, OH, son of the late Charles Richard “Charlie” and Letha M. (Snair) Tinstman. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Jason Tinstman.
Marc graduated from Morse High School in San Diego, California; he received his bachelor’s degree from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR; his master’s degree from Texas Christian University; and his Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary. He began working as a pastor in 1975 preaching to seven different congregations starting in Dublin, Texas and retiring from Brilliant Christian Church in 2017. After his retirement he served as a part-time preacher as well as a hospice chaplain in Brownsville, Pennsylvania. His passion was youth ministry and he enjoyed being a youth group leader and mentor for many years in the various churches he served. He was a member of the Brilliant Lions Club. Trains and TCU were his two loves.
Terri was born July 5, 1960 in Ballinger, TX, a daughter of the late Luther “LJ” and Zeva (Hammons) Laird.
Terri graduated from Dublin High School in Dublin, Texas. She then obtained her Registered Professional Nurse certificate from Victoria College in Gonzales, TX, working at both Dublin Hospital and the Gonzales Rehab Center in Warm Springs, TX. She also worked as a pharmacy clerk at Bukmir Pharmacy in Brilliant, OH. Terri’s passion was working with children in Youth Ministries, Sunday School, Nursery and VBS. She touched many young lives during her travels to different churches with her husband Marc.
They leave behind two children, Nathan Tinstman and his fiancée Tiffany Leigh of Richeyville, PA and Bethany Tinstman and his fiancé Brandon Dimick of Pittsburgh, PA; and one granddaughter, Jessica “Jessy” Tinstman.
Marc is survived by his siblings Rochelle Tinstman and Eric (Judy) Tinstman of Winchester, California. Terri is survived by her siblings, Ronnie (Diane) Laird of Ballinger, TX and Jeanne Wendt of Dublin, TX.
Friends will be entertained to celebrate the life of Marc and Terri at Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, Ohio on Thursday, May 12 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of their memorial service at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael Lyons , arbitrate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help Marc and Terri’s family during this difficult time can be made on our funeral home website on their obituary page or mailed to the funeral home.
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