Alford Waddell Tinnin, 74, of Ramseur, NC, peacefully departed his life Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at his home with his wife Deborah lovingly by his side.
Alford affectionately known as “Popeye” was born, February 29, 1948, in Alamance County, North Carolina to the late Naomi Patterson and Odell Tinnin. He grew up in Alamance County where he also attended School. Popeye was a member of the Rock Creek A.M.E. Church in Snow Camp, NC.
Popeye had a great love for his Family, motorcycles, and horses. He was a force of nature stern, strong, robust, and unwavering. Prior to his unfailing health, he loved taking rides. Whether he was on his motorcycles or his horse. The freedom of the open road allowed his mind to unwind and be free.
He loved his horse named Smokey. On more than one occasion, Smokey would wander off on adventures, roaming around the neighborhood, Popeye would simply whistle or call him by name and Smokey would run right up to him to greet his master with love. Now Popeye is on his adventure to be greeted by his master with love. The only thing Popeye loved more than motorcycle and horses was being with his family. There was nothing he would not do for them.
Popeye was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shannon Long; three brothers, Willie Dee Tinnin, Kasey Tinnin and Steve Tinnin.
Popeye leave to cherish his memories a loving and devoted wife of 46 years, Deborah Hill Tinnin; sons, Reginald Hill (Maridelia) of Greensboro, Jeff Staley of Liberty; daughter, Marsha (Nathan) McMaster of Liberty; seven grandsons: Alex Hill, Dorian Hill, Steven Hill, Arthur Hill, Omar Butler, Everett Long and Chris Staley; four granddaughters, Mindy Butler, Carolyn McMaster, Rachel McMaster and Ashea Staley; sisters, Josephine Comer, Dianne Siler, Darlene Tinnin, Patricia Coltrane and Kacel Sloley; a host of nieces, nephews; an abundance of relatives and friends who truly loved him.
Popeye has ventured on from his earthly rides to his eternal ride beyond.
"Ride on my Love and rest in peace; forever free."
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