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