Lexie Opal Tinker
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Lexie Opal Hill Tinker of Ooltewah, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, in a local hospital.

She was born March 31, 1933, in New England, Ga., to parents Marvin F. Hill and Ola Kenimer Hill. She was the youngest of three sisters and one brother.

She was president of the 1951 graduating class of Kirkman Vocational High School in Chattanooga and was the reunion coordinator for graduating classes of 1940 through 1953. She trained in office occupations and was an officer in the Trades and Industrial Club.

She began her career from 1950-56 for Blue Cross as a supervisor in billing, public relations and correspondence for large and small businesses. She then worked as a bookkeeper from 1962-67 for Tri-County Hospital, and was 1969-70 bookkeeper at Parkridge Hospital.

She was office manager for Chattanooga’s first Porsche-Audi dealer (Hailey) from 1970-72. She then became longtime general manager of the Quality Shopper publication owned by lifelong friends John and Betty Felts and daughter Cheri. She was a dedicated, tireless worker who worked up until the last few weeks as she was able.

She was always caring for others and would give selflessly of herself when needed. She was of the Baptist faith, loved her family unconditionally and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin Franklin and Lexxie Kenimer Hill; sister, Beatrice Lewis; and brother, Hoyt H. Hill.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Archie Tinker, whom she married on Oct. 27, 1951; sons: Arch Ronald Tinker and wife, Vanessa, of Chattanooga, and Dennis Brian Tinker and wife, Lori, of Cleveland; granddaughter, Heather Tinker Mastin of Ooltewah; grandson, Travis Tinker and wife, Julie, of Cleveland; four great-grandchildren: Dylan Mastin, Chloe Mastin, Trevor Mastin and Elijah Tinker; sister, Evelyn McArthur of Chattanooga; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.

The family extends appreciation to the physicians and staff at Memorial Hospital, Tennessee Oncology and Hospice of Chattanooga for their compassion and care during her illness.

Visitation will be at Silverdale Baptist Church Thursday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Rev. Tony Walliser will conduct the service at 7 in the church.

Interment will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Send condolences at www.CovenantFuneral.com.

Arrangements are by Covenant Funeral & Crematory, Crox family owned and operated.