Charlie Marcel Tynes of Gloster, MS, went to be with the Lord, Friday, April 8, 2022, at the age of 91.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and anchor of the family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was born on December 21, 1930 in Gloster, MS, to Edgar and Edna Tynes. He was the second oldest of five brothers. He married Elouise Steele on February 9, 1952, and relocated to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he began his career in Golf Course Management for 30 years at Rosswood Country Club. He retired to Amite County, Mississippi, in 1992.
Marcel proudly served the US Army in the Korean War with the U.S. Army 7th Division, 31st Infantry Regiment, Heavy Mortar Company (HVYMTRCO). He survived the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Chosin Few. In recognition of his dedicated contribution he was proclaimed an “Ambassador of Peace” from the people of the Republic of Korea and awarded a medal. Marcel was an enthusiastic outdoorsman who cherished turkey hunting in his later years.
Marcel was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elouise Steele Tynes, as well as his sons Charles Marcel Tynes, Jr. and Garland Stewart Tynes.
Survivors include his son Dickie Gene Tynes, his daughter Stephanie Michelle (William) Votsmier, his daughter-in-law Kathy Carey Tynes and grandchildren Rachel Lea(Michael) Jett, Rebecca Ann (Zach) East, Hunter Steele (Amber) Tynes, Haley Dee Tynes, Sarah Kathryn (Alex) Grover, William Gregory Votsmier, Jr., and Andrew Tynes Votsmier. He has 4 great grandchildren, Sloan Kathryn Jett, Tynes Dylan East, Madison Elizabeth East and Anna Kathryn Grover. We appreciate his loyal caregivers, Ms. Carolyn White, Mr. Charles McNabb, and Ms. Pat Monroe.
A graveside service is set for 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church where he was a longtime member. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Gloster, MS.
Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home of Gloster, MS. All flower orders need to be sent to Brown Funeral Home.