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Stephen Allen Tinnel, 65, of Crossville, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017, at Cumberland Medical Center.
He was born June 16, 1951, in Knoxville, TN, son of James Hobart Tinnel and Jean (Underwood) Hicks.
Steve retired as the band director for the Cumberland County High School band and was of the Methodist Faith. He will be missed by his family, friends and students.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Tinnel, Crossville; daughter, Stephanie (Corey) Smith, Murfreesboro, TN; mother, Jean Underwood Hicks, Knoxville, TN; and brother, Richard (Libby) Hicks, Knoxville, TN. He is also survived by one niece and two nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, James Hobart Tinnel.
A Life Celebration was held at the Cumberland County High School Band Room on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Green Acres Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CCHS Band Boosters, c/o Tony Hibbard, 660 Stanley Street, Crossville, TN 38555.
Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on April 17, 2017
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