William Ashmore Tinsley (96) of Leeś Summit, MO passed away Wednesday, December 1 at Ignite Hospice Center in Blue Springs, MO. Bill lived his adult life in Kings Mountain, NC until 2017 when he moved to Missouri to live with his son Kevin. Bill met and married Peggy Dixon, daughter of Kelly and Blanche Patterson Dixon of Kings Mountain, where they settled in to live their married life in the town they both loved. Bill and Peggy would go on to adopt their only child, Kevin Dixon Tinsley in 1959. As a man, father, grandfather, and friend Bill lived his life with quiet humility and courage. A Navy veteran of World War II, Bill loved raising his son and being around his grandsons. Survivors include his son Kevin, a daughter-in-law Charlotte Rose, four grandsons - Kelly Dixon Tinsley, Kevin Philip Tinsley, William Ashmore Tinsley II and Timothy Patrick Tinsley, a great-grandson Cohen Tinsley and great-granddaughters Ember and Scarlet Tinsley. Extended family survivors include Lane Dixon, brother-in-law, sister-in-laws Dot Dixon, Marilyn Dixon Hamrick, and Becky Dixon Patterson, plus several nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews. As his family, we will never again watch the South Carolina Gamecocks (Billś Alma Mater) without our hearts being just a bit saddened to not have him there. Whether it be a plate of nachos or a batch of chicken wings, he was always ready to watch a weekend of ball. So many things about him will be missed, especially his one-of-a-kind smile, his gentle heart, and his one-liner wit. May God rest his blessed soul - Services will be held Tuesday, December 7 at Kings Mountain Central United Methodist Church. Times are as follows: Visitation 9:00 a.m., Service 10:00 a.m., Committal Service immediately following at Frederick Memorial Gardens, Gaffney, SC. Arrangements made by Passantino Brothers of Kansas City, MO and Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC
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