Dwayne K. Tinkey

Dwayne Keith Tinkey “Tink,” 73 of Charlotte, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 7, 2021, at home. Dwayne was born March 10, 1948, in Charlotte, the son of Eugene Henry and Lurabelle Mae (Smith) Tinkey. He graduated from Potterville High School before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He also later served in the Army National Guard. In the years following his retirement from General Motors, Tink found himself enjoying the outdoors, especially playing golf. He served as greens keeper at Broadway Acres Golf Course in Charlotte, where he found a whole new family around the course and at the Tiki Bar. He set up the Friday golf scrambles and was a fierce cribbage player, card player, and U of M Fan.
Dwayne is survived by his daughter, Laura (Juan) Castillo; son, Jeffery Tinkey; grandchildren, Elijah and Erica Castillo; great-grandchildren, Kyle Moats and Zane Castillo; brothers, Roger Tinkey and Jim (Jan) Tinkey; many nieces and nephews; his life-long friend, Chuck Colley; and his dog, Lizzy. He was predeceased by his parents.
The family wishes to make a special thank-you to Dwayne’s Broadway Acres Family. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Capital Area Humane Society. The family encouraged family and friends to share photos and stories of Tink by sending an e-mail to dad@tnkrtm.net. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home.