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Phillip Max TincherPassing: May 29, 2020


St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Buial

Wednesday, June 3rd @ 10:00 a.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Tuesday, June 2nd @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Wedneday, June 3rd

MITCHELL – Phillip Max Tincher, 81, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence.

Born December 23, 1938, in Bryantsville, he was the son of Curtis and Iva (Chapman) Tincher.  He married Marlene A. Smith May 5, 1961.

Phillip served as Chief of the Mitchell Police Department and retired July 1, 1985, with 20 years and three days of service.  He then was employed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and retired April 1, 2011 as a driver examiner.  Phillip was a charter member of Spring Mill Lodge Fraternal Order of Police No. 172, and was a charter member and past president of the Mitchell Police Merit Board.

Phillip was an IHSAA basketball official for 25 years.  He graduated from Huron High School in 1957 and was a charter member and first president of the Lawrence County Humane Society.  Phillip was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963, and was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and a member the American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard.

Marlene Tincher of Mitchell
Timothy L. (Lisa) Tincher of Lebanon
Phillip C. (Christie) Tincher of Indianapolis
Rachel E. Glass, Timothy P. Tincher, and Kinley M. Tincher
Doris Sheeks of Mitchell
Mae Lou Howard of Mitchell
Daniel C. Tincher of Mitchell
Gerry L. Tincher of Mitchell
Roy L. “Bud” (Linda) Smith of Bedford
several nieces and nephews

His parents and brother and sister-in-law, Roy D. and Martha Tincher, preceded him in death.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Adam Ahern, Deacon Dave Reising, and Bro. Roy “Bud” Smith officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post No. 9107.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Chastain Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  The Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m.

Memorial Gifts:  St. Mary’s Catholic Church or American Legion Post No. 250 Honor Guard

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21 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Geri Daugherty | Springville Indiana
    Date: June 5, 2020
    I'm so sorry to hear this when I watched Church services on Pentecost Sunday. Last time we saw him he was doing better. The virus has kept us all apart and that was so hard on everyone. Know we will be praying for you all. May you feel the Lord's peace and find comfort from the love and prayers of so many people that care!❤🙏
  2. Guest: Rose Cody | Orleans, In
    Date: June 4, 2020
    Sorry for your loss, enjoyed having coffee with him. He will be missed. Will keep you in my prayers. Steve Cody
  3. Guest: Kim Chastain | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Phil was a a genuinely good man! He was always so kind to me and a good friend to my parents. Darrin and I are praying for your family.
  4. Guest: Joe and Susan starr | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Family. We have you in our prayers. Phill was a great friend, citizen and patriot. He always welcomed us with a smile.
  5. Guest: Denise Doyle/ Sherlia Hunter | Mitchell
    Date: June 3, 2020
    Tincher family the Hunter family wants you to know we are thinking about you and sends you thoughts and prayers. Phil was a great man and will be missed by many.
  6. Guest: Danny Gerkin | Bedford in
    Date: June 2, 2020
    Tim and family, my deepest condolences. Phil was a wonderful man. I have many great memories of him as we were all growing up. Prayers for comfort in this difficult time.
  7. Guest: Joy and Daryl Bogus | Costa Rica
    Date: June 2, 2020
    To Marlene and family, Sorry to hear abut Phil's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joy and Daryl Bogus
  8. Guest: Dawn and Wayne Kelty | New Albany, In
    Date: June 2, 2020
    Marlene, Melissa McCormick and I have been best friends for 32 years and I have met you several times through out the years and me and my husband saw you at Melissa's wedding... we wanted you to know how deeply sorry we are for your loss, we will continue sending prayers for you and the family that God will bring you peace. With Love, Dawn and Wayne Kelty
  9. Guest: Scott Hedrick | Tavares, Fl
    Date: June 2, 2020
    Marlene, my heart is deeply saddened and I wish I was there. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be sure to visit you when I come home! Peace, love and special blessings, my friend.
  10. Guest: Tom Chapman | Westfield, Ind.
    Date: June 1, 2020
    To all of Phil's family, The family of Byron Chapman has so appreciated your friendship for the many years.. RIP, Phil. We'll miss you. Tom Chapman
  11. Guest: Myron Rainey | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 1, 2020
    I will always remember the laughs we shared down through the years. Rest well friend! My thoughts and prayers to the family.
  12. Guest: Michele Green | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: June 1, 2020
    Loved to hear his stories about his days as a Mitchell Police Officer, he was a good man and will be missed.
  13. Guest: Jerry & Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: June 1, 2020
    Dear Marlene, Timmy & Craig -- there are not words to tell you how sorry we are.. Phil was one of kind and a great man.. May the Good Lord hold you in His hands with mercy and peace beyond understanding at this sad time..
  14. Guest: Terry & Pauline Sanders | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 1, 2020
    We are so so sorry to learn of Phil’s passing. He was a good friend and a great cop. Enjoyed working with him while on the LCPD in the late 70s. He will be greatly missed.
  15. Guest: Tony Ravenna | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 31, 2020
    I always enjoyed Phil's company. He was a lot o fun to be around. Please accept my condolences. Best Regards, Tony
  16. Guest: Debbie "Red" Mitchell-Miller | Bedford, IN
    Date: May 31, 2020
    Phil was a great man. I had the opportunity to be friends with him when I worked on the ambulance service and he was with the police department, also I was a member of the FOP. So sorry for your family's loss.
  17. Guest: Paula Williams | Fairfield Township Ohio
    Date: May 31, 2020
    So sorry for your loss.
  18. Guest: Kent King | Mitchell, in. 47446
    Date: May 31, 2020
    So sorry to hear about Phil known him a long time always friends.
  19. Guest: Eva Russell | Carmichael, Ca
    Date: May 31, 2020
    so sorry to hear this,worked with Phil for several years, always a gentlemen and a credit to the police dept.
  20. Guest: Terry Simpson | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 30, 2020
    I have known the family most of my life. I am very sorry we can't make it to the funeral.
  21. Guest: Lawrence County Cancer | Brownstown
    Date: May 30, 2020
    We are all so sorry for your loss.