Leslie Eugene “Sonny” Tinsley, 82 of Francisco, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at home.

He was born February 12, 1931 at Cave-In-Rock, Ill. and had resided in Francisco for the past 37 years.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a retired River Tug Boat Operator.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Frances (Page) Tinsley, they had been married since December of 1954; five children, Dudley (Tammy) Tinsley of Francisco, Timmy (Pixie) Tinsley of Owensville, Tina Wood of Poseyville, Jeff Tinsley of Fort Branch and Melissa (James) Morrow of Francisco; 14 grandchildren, Tasha White, Joshua Tinsley, Jennifer Tinsley, Teela Ward, Tyler Wood, Akeisha Tinsley, Justin Tinsley, Amanda Tinsley, Chad Tinsley, Coy Tinsley, Sonny Tinsley, Shannon Morrow, Tierra Morrow and Travis Phillips; 15 great grandchildren, Lacy, Lexi, Gage, Daisha, Olivia, Dakota, Hunter, Abby, Hunter, Caryn, Karessa, Kallie, Izzy, Drystan and Sebastian; one sister, Bonnie Varner and her family of Mount Vernon; one nephew, Rodney Phillips and his family of Mt. Vernon and one sister-in-law, Carolyn Tinsley and her family of Mt. Vernon.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Phillips of Owensville and also several brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation or services. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City is assisting the family.