Douglas Tinker died on November 10, 2008….”

Someone “tweeted” the link to Douglas’s obituary. I tried reading it out loud to my wife and actually made it almost three-quarters of the way through before breaking down.

My wife paid me a great compliment.  And I hope I truly find a way to live up to it.  She said, “He sounds like you.”

Rest in peace, Douglas.  Although I never knew you, I miss you.  I really miss you.

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8 comments

  1. Came across Doug’s obit by coincidence”? I started out as a receptionist for two small law firms that shared a building in Corpus Christi. One of those offices was Doug Tinker’s. I got to know Doug, his dad and family on a personal level and work. His son Anderson and my oldest daughter were very good friends when they were little. We moved away and never went only once to Corpus Christi after that. I still have pics of Anderson at my daughter’s birthday party. They were about 5 or 6. Doug was very giving, devoted to his clients and family and would call a spade a spade without hesitation. His biggest love was his son Anderson. He had a big heart, but not a big head. I was so shocked and deeply saddened when I accidentally came across Anderon’s obituary and then Doug’s a couple of years later. They will remain in my heart forever.

  2. When I was a kid, my father was wrongly accused of a crime. We were poor and could not pay him all the money up front so Mr. Tinker allowed my father to pay him in small payments. For years after, Mr. Tinker would stop by our house and give us Christmas presents. Then, my father passed away and there was still a balance. Mr. Tinker said we did not owe anything else. Truly a kind man who really cared about people.

  3. When I was a kid, my father was wrongly accused of a crime. We were poor and could not pay him all the money up front so Mr. Tinker allowed my father to pay him in small payments. For years after, Mr. Tinker would stop by our house and give us Christmas presents. Then, my father passed away and there was still a balance. Mr. Tinker said we did not owe anything else. Truly a kind man who really cared about people.

  4. i have had the honor of hiring douglas tinker for a criminal case back in 97. the man was the best in how he questioned witnesses. super awsome man. will truly miss him, i just recently talked to diana at his offfice. RIP big man, we still got the shirts…tinker working on a case

  5. i have had the honor of hiring douglas tinker for a criminal case back in 97. the man was the best in how he questioned witnesses. super awsome man. will truly miss him, i just recently talked to diana at his offfice. RIP big man, we still got the shirts…tinker working on a case

  6. Sorry to hear of Tinkir He was a good person. Met him in Isla Mujers In 2003 Jan. I just saw the Selena trile and was wonding if he was still here. It was nice meeting him. Sarah

  7. Sorry to hear of Tinkir He was a good person. Met him in Isla Mujers In 2003 Jan. I just saw the Selena trile and was wonding if he was still here. It was nice meeting him. Sarah

  8. RICK…THANKS FOR SHARING THIS OBIT..IT IS NICE TO KNOW YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY “CARING” ATTORNEY…THIS MAN SOUNDS SPECIAL INDEED…E

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