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Jack Lee Tinnell

September 19, 1949 — January 16, 2022

Jack Lee Tinnell was born September 19, 1949 in Lander WY to Howard and Charlotte Tinnell and grew up in Jackson Hole, WY.  After high school he joined the Army Transportation Corp and served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

He graduated from the Wyoming State Law Enforcement Academy and spent nearly twenty years as an EMT and police officer, retiring as Chief of Police of Reinbeck, IA.

He received his Masters Degree from Iowa State University while working at Living History Farms near Des Moines, IA, then became Executive Director of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site in Olathe, KS. 

A Christian man of many talents including blacksmithing and leather crafting, he and his wife Lois moved to Cottonwood, AZ in 2003 where he spent his retirement years as a jeep guide, cowboy actor, and author.

Jack passed away on January 16, 2022 in Cottonwood.

He is survived by his loving wife Lois, daughter Stephanie (Jon) Greener of Kansas, sons Ryan and Josh of Wyoming and stepson Ward Norem of Phoenix, 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, as well as best friends Wayne, JW, and Dan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Westcott Funeral Home in Cottonwood on Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please come greet the family and share some wonderful memories of Jack.

Interment will be at the Evansville, WY Veteran cemetery.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Jack Lee Tinnell, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Westcott Funeral Home - Cottonwood

1013 East Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

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