Perry – Christopher Peter Tinker, 73, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home with his wife by his side. Chris was born in Pleasant Point on May 31, 1945, son of Henry and Mary (Francis) Tinker.
After attending Shead High School, Chris worked in the Woodland Stud Mill until beginning his career in Law Enforcement. He worked as a Police Officer for Pleasant Point, Indian Island, and Indian Township, from which he retired in 2005. Chris had a combined total of 35 years as a police officer. He enjoyed fishing, watching wrestling and the Price is Right, but above all, his most cherished moments were those spent with family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Chris was predeceased by a step-son, David Townsend; and brothers Alexander, Harry and his wife Linda, and Tom and his wife Pat. Surviving are his beloved wife, Vivian (Curtis) Tinker of Perry; seven children, Sherri Wheaton and husband Lowell of Old Town, Angela Tinker of Princeton, John Tinker and partner Gene Roscom of Princeton, Penny Storey and husband Robert of Bangor, Todd Townsend of Calais, Corey Townsend and fiancé Jamie Harmon of Hermon, and Rita Townsend-Tinker of Perry; thirteen grandchildren, Tish, Leona, Kristi, Darlene, Christopher, Shaye, Sydney, Niko, Meadow, McKenna, Nixon, Gavyn and David; seven great-grandchildren, Ella, Lyla, Amelia, Ryan, Vincent, Alexander and Anthony; a sister Lyla Hamilton and husband Mike of Fort Myers, FL; three brothers, David Tinker and wife Karen of Perry, John Tinker of Pleasant Point, and Norman Tinker of Lewiston; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Christopher’s life will be held 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at his brother’s home, 149 Golding Rd., Perry. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.