He was born in Linton on March 12, 1916 the son of Floyd and Jesse (Richardson) Tincher.
Bill medically retired from ConRail after 28 years of engine service. He began his career on the "Pennsy" (Pennsylvania Railroad) on the Indianapolis and Vincennes (I & V) branch as a fireman shoveling coal on a steam locomotive. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Shakamak State Park during the depression. His one desire in life was to be an engineer. His other desires were to enjoy his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill's other great love was hunting game of all types: deer, moose, bear, plus squirrels and rabbits as a youth to help sustain his family during the Great Depression.
Bill left us to join his wife Priscilla Mathews Tincher who predeceased him in March, 1999 after more than 60 years of marriage.
He is survived by his son Jerry and wife Janet of Linton; a granddaughter, Stephanie Pieroni and husband Andy of Mableton, Ga; a grandson, Scott Tincher and fiancée, Kristen McNerney of St. Matthews, KY; great grandchildren, Madelyne and William Pieroni of Mableton, GA; sisters, Grace Shelton of Linton, Jean Lazelle (Don) of Terre Haute, and Elaine (Paul) Reeves of Indianapolis; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bill joins not only his wife, Priscilla, and his parents in that wonderful place that we all aspire to, and his other siblings, Bruce Tincher, Dean Alsop, Floyd (Ranger) Tincher, June Tincher, Margaret Cravens, Mavis Dove, and Vannie Tincher.
Visitation will be Monday, June 1 from 5-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton.
The funeral service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, with Jerry Carmichael officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Whitestown, IN.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Linton Church of Christ through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.