Joy Tinsley

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Joy TinsleyJoy Tinsley, 79, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the home of her son, following a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1936 in Soldier, KY, a daughter of the late Farris and Clara (Cline) Johnson.

A 1954 graduate of New Castle High School, Joy enjoyed participating in her class reunion activities. She owned and operated Joy’s Shoes in New Castle for over 20 years, where she became good friends with many of the ladies in the community. She had also been employed at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service for the past 15 years, where she was much like family to her colleagues. She had previously attended the South Memorial Drive Church of God, and presently attended Grace Baptist Church in New Castle.

An accomplished artist, Joy enjoyed oil painting, working in her flower gardens, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Charlie.

She leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, Larry (Marcia Crabtree) Mogg of New Castle, and Scott (Deanna) Tinsley of Baxter, TN; five grandchildren, Maren (Matt) Perdue of New Castle, Zach Tinsley of Smithville, TN, Karly (Brandon) Johnson of Cookeville, TN, and Michelle (Clark Lecher) Mogg of Greensburg, and Sephra Tinsley of Baxter, TN; great grandchildren, Isabelle Perdue, Parker Perdue, Daniel Johnson, and Oakland Perdue. Also, a sister, Dolly Sutherland of Brookeville; a brother, David (Debbie) Johnson of FL; step-son, Danny (Vickie) Tinsley of Mooreland; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Tinsley, and two brothers, Bill Johnson and Ray Johnson.

Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastors Matt Perdue and Denny Neal, and Rex Crabtree officiating. Burial will follow in South Mound Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Castle Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund, C/O Henry County Community Foundation, address. You may share a memory or condolence of Joy at


Courtesy of Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service.