- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 07 July 2010
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Funeral services for Gayle C. Tinsley, age 79 of Dallas, were at 10 a.m. at the Faith Chapel of Prestonwood Baptist Church, on Wednesday, June 30, Burial will be at Restland Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Tinsley was born on October 21, 1930 in Mount Vernon to Euca Beatrice and George Culpepper Tinsley. Mr. Tinsley graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1947 and received both his bachelors of science and master’s degrees from East Texas State University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He had a long career of senior management responsibilities at various corporations, including IBM, Xerox, Docutel/Olivetti, REI, VMX, Rushmore Financial Group, C.W. Dalcan Management Services and multiple start-up companies specializing in computer, office products and telecommunications. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Terra Nova Financial Group, Inc. Among his most rominent achievements was the development of the Automated Teller Machine now widely used around the world as an indispensable standard in the banking industry. He recently retired as General Manager of GVA Cawley Properties. He served as Deacon at Prestonwood Baptist Church.
He died Saturday, June 26. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Ray and Johnny, and a grandson, Jase Tinsley. He is survived by his wife, Audrey; his children and their spouses, Gaye and RichardVaterlaus, Dawn Tinsley Gaylen and Dena Tinsley, and Dan and Diane Simmons; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren; a brother, Tommy Tinsley of Cape Derado, Mo.; two sisters, Nadine Jennings and Mattie Bell, both of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to PowerPoint Ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Boulevard, Plano, Tex., 75093