Sept. 3, 1934 – Oct. 8, 2020
Funeral services for Walter Lee Tynes, 86, of Jayess, were Oct. 11, 2020, at Sartinville United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Bradford and Rev. Dan Campbell officiating, burial in the Sartinville Cemetery.
Tynes died at Forrest General Hospital Oct. 8, 2020. He was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Lawrence County to the late Ether and James Tynes. He was also preceded in death by his wife Elaine Tynes; grandson Derek Spann; sisters Vena Bearden, Evelyn Dyer; Christine Bennett, and Sally Brumfield, brothers James Tynes and William Ray Tynes; half sister Gertrude Craft; half brothers B.O. Tynes, Cecil Tynes, C.J. Tynes, Claude Tynes.
He was a longtime member of Sartinville United Methodist and was also a member of the 4th district fire department. Tynes enjoyed playing basketball, softball, working with his cattle, woodworking, gardening, mowing not only his yard but others as well, and helping out neighbors as needed.
Survivors include his children Bonita Tynes, Duane (Kim) Tynes, and Nancy Tynes; grandchildren Clay Hebert, Justin Hebert, Zach (Meagan) Spann, great-grandchildren Cooper Spann, Ellie Spann, and Lillian Spann, brother Dale Tynes.
Pallbearers were Jim Speaks, Phillip Langston, Mike Dupree, David Arceneaux, Ken Ainsworth, Lynn Harvey, Levi Tynes, and Landon Tynes.
Honorary pallbearers were Clay Hebert, Justin Hebert, and Zach Spann .
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Sartinville United Methodist Church.
Hartman Hughes Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com