Kendall “Ken” Tinkcom, 66, of Cheyenne, died Friday, August 19th 2016 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born November 30, 1949 to Wilber and Audrey (nee Allen) Tinkcom in Seattle, Washington. He was the second of three brothers.
He graduated as Valedictorian at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri in 1967. He then attended Central Michigan University and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Geography. He served in the United States Air Force. Though his career was in optometry his passion was in music. A man of many talents, he was most notably the lead singer and bass guitarist of the Tinkcom brother’s band, Triple Threat, since 1988. Papa was a “Rolling Stone!”
He is preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother and brothers Wayne Tinkcom of Laramie and Alan Tinkcom of Denver; Cheryl Lee Sharp of Cheyenne; his children Kendall Tinkcom II of Michigan; April Golding, Dawn Tinkcom, Summer Tinkcom of New Jersey; and Marina Tinkcom of Laramie; and his five grandchildren.
A funeral service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with Pastor David Grace, officiating. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to service time. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
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Audrey, Wayne, Alan. I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Ken's passing. It just doesn't seem real. I am honored to have met your family nearly 40 years ago. I think of you all more than you know and I still listen to the Tinkcom brothers CD Wayne gave me in 2011. Ken was a great man and a phenomenally talented and entertaining musician. Heaven has a new member of its rock and roll, rhythm and blues band! Love to you all and I know that Ken's great spirit will carry you all through this difficult time. Tricia
Alan, Wayne and family. I was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was one helluva musician and I enjoyed making music with him and ya'll every chance I got. I have moved to Texas I heard to late of service I went his Father's and would certainly loved seeing all of you in person. So many stories I could share! You are all in my prayers as you navigate this very hard loss. Love me some Ken and Triple Threat. Patti Castle and Double Trouble plus 1 threat!!!
So sorry for this family's loss. I dated Ken many years ago. He was a wonderful man. His children were the most important aspect in his life. His love and talent for music was obvious. I can imagine him in heaven teaching others to play bass. Again, I am so sad and sorry for your heartache. He will be greatly missed by many and never forgotten. Julie Janzen
I was blessed to have met and worked with Ken at NASDA. Ken and I attended on the 12th the Franklin Graham prayer rally. The 12th was my birthday. We spoke on faith and family. Ken was strong in faith and family he shared that day his passion for both. I will miss him greatly but will treasure the time we had that day. God got a great band member. God Bless you all. Kelly Sebastian
We are so sorry for your great loss of a wonderful man. Ken was a great friend to our family and he will be missed dearly. We tried to make almost every gig he played. We are so sad and sorry we can not be there at this difficult time in your lives but our hearts and thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. With sincere sympathy and love, Karin, Beaner, Melissa, Eddie and family