Joshua Don Tinsley

Joshua Don Tinsley


Joshua Don Tinsley, 40, of Cookson, Oklahoma, passed away on June 28, 2024. Joshua was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, on September 04, 1983.

Josh was an electrical lineman. He loved his two boys very much. When he wasn’t working, he was outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, go camping, and cook out with his family. Josh enjoyed playing jokes on people, especially his sister. After his motorcycle wreck, Josh had a friend fix his chair with a holder for his fishing pole so he could still go fishing. He didn’t let it slow him down.

Josh is survived by his spouse, Nimfa Tinsley; his children, Joshua Matthew Tinsley and Brantlee D Blaze Tinsley; his sister, April Mitchell; his mother, Linda Lewis, niece Jade Lewis; nephew Chance Lewis; and great-nieces and nephews, Erik and Cali Lewis, Laila, Rylee, and Erik Oliver.

He is preceded in death by his fathers, Kenneth Marlar, Randy Lewis, maternal grandmother, Betty Dodd Mulkey, and paternal grandparents, Jim and Mary Marlar.

The family will hold a memorial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate in kind donations to go towards his funeral expense.

The family has entrusted the arrangements to Forever Memories Funeral Services, INC, Sallisaw, Oklahoma.



3 Responses

  1. Josh saved my life more than once. He deserves his flowers. I wish he was more appreciated while he was alive. I wish I told him thank you and how much of a difference he made for me. I wish others would have also done that. I’m devastated. But at least I know he’s in Heaven and both my angel babies are up there with him, being taken care of. We got really close in 2022. I spent probably almost every day with him when he lived in Fort Smith that year. My mom and I don’t really get along too well, so I’d go to Josh’s to avoid her and Josh was there and just was a safe person for me. When I picked up real bad habits, he noticed I was losing weight like crazy and looking unhealthy. Josh would order food and make me eat. Make sure I was drinking water. Would be on me about getting sleep. He never let me get too far deep. Once he left and I wasn’t able to see him as much, I ended up spiraling and getting worse into my bad habits, really really bad. He never saw me at the worst of it, but I was honest with him about he wasn’t happy about it but he didn’t judge me, he didn’t make me feel horrible. He never gave up on me tho like my mom and them. Everyone says he’s so mean and grumpy but he never lost his temper with me. He didn’t ever lash out on me or be mean when I was moving him, when I accidentally would sit down too hard and he’d have pain. I don’t know. He just made a big difference in my life when I was struggling really bad. I wish I could’ve done more for him. Joshua Don Tinsley was an absolutely outstanding example of selfless and he always tried his best to help the people he loved. Josh was one hell of a Man. Rest In Peace. I’d do anything to spend one more day with him.

  2. Im so sorry but now he’s with his farther Kenny Marlar there dancing with the angels they both will be missed dearly in Jesus name amen

  3. Dear Linda,
    Girl I’ve known you so long ,even though I never got to meet your son in person I knew he was a awesome person because we would talk about him and catch up. So many memories ♥️ are going through my mind right now,but this isn’t about me it’s about you and your son, I truly believe he is free now in the most beautiful place and he is watching over all his family and friends who truly see him ,God bless his Sons and You and April, love Virginia ❤️ 💕🙏

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