Franklin Lavear Tinnin, Jr.

January 3, 1951 - October 18, 2019 Phoenixville, PA | Age 68 "Frankie"

Franklin Lavear Tinnin, Jr., 68, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at the Phoenix Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.

He was born January 3, 1951, to Frank L. Tinnin, Sr. and the late Katherine White Tinnin.

Franklin, lovingly known as “Frankie” grew up in Avondale, PA. He attended the public schools of Avon Grove District in West Grove, PA. Frankie was an athlete and enjoyed many sports. He also enjoyed playing piano and chess. He was an avid reader and loved the outdoors. In his earlier years, he took up electrical engineering and blue printing in the Job Corp and earned an apprenticeship.

Frankie was a jovial person who had a love for family.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories: his father, Frank Tinnin, Sr., three sisters, Marlene Tinnin of West Grove, PA, Dawn Hovington of Bowie, MD, and Aretha Daniels of Ellicott City, MD; one brother, Dana Tinnin of Avondale, PA; and a host of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his son, Duane Franklin Wheeler.

Services for Frankie are pending and will be updated on our website accordingly.

Arrangements by Kuzo Funeral Home of Kennett Square, PA.

Message from the Family

We thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please share your memories of Frankie in the Guestbook below.





  1. Sorry to hear about our cousin Frank. We also lost our youngest brother Randy on Sept. 10th. He would have been 60 on October 10th.

    P. TINNIN Sr | November 11, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Joseph a Lee sr. | November 4, 2019 at 7:35 AM
  3. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family Frankie was a good guy with a big heart! And the last of a long line of Don Juan’s! He never forgot about me no matter what he is going through he was a good friend

    Alonzo Brown

    Alonzo Brown | October 30, 2019 at 9:48 PM
  4. My heart goes out to all of you . I’m so sorry for your loss may Frankie rest in peace

    Ida Wilson | October 28, 2019 at 8:22 PM
  5. Dear Marlene and Dana I am so sorry to hear about Frankie may he rest in peace. The both of you have my deepest condolences Ida Wilson

    Ida Wilson | October 28, 2019 at 8:20 PM
  6. You are in my prayer, Marlene and family

    Stanley Lum | October 26, 2019 at 3:34 PM
  7. Marlene.
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Be encouraged and Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand. Love and prayers. The Reeves’ Family – Oxford

    Richard H. Reeves | October 26, 2019 at 2:39 PM
  8. Marlene, Dawn, Retha and Dawn
    I ‘m sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you
    May you comfort during this difficult time

    Cindy | October 26, 2019 at 5:40 AM
  9. Marlene,
    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved brother, Frankie. I pray for you and your family during your time of sorrow. May our Heavenly Father comfort your hearts at this unfortunate moment.

    Sanders Family

    Marvin Sanders Sr. | October 25, 2019 at 5:47 PM
  10. Marlene, Dawn, Aretha and Dana,
    Sending love and prayers your way. May God comfort you all as only He can.

    Kathy Baker | October 25, 2019 at 3:02 PM
  11. Marlene, Dawn, Aretha and Dana, I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother. Rest assured he’s at peace in God’s arms. God be with you. Love Michele Baylock

    Michele Baylock | October 25, 2019 at 6:56 AM
  12. Marlene ,
    God will keep you and your family in his loving care with wonderful memories of Frankie that will last forever.
    Jo-Ann White Brady

    J.W. BRADY | October 24, 2019 at 9:14 AM
  13. I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother,,May God bless you and your family with comfort and strength,

    A friend Always,

    Narrina M.

    Narrina Maldonado | October 24, 2019 at 7:02 AM
  14. I remember back when we were permitted to participate in Avondale Halloween festivities, Frankie would put on Catherine’s wig and that red lipstick, and he won the best costume five or six years in a row! He was the best at everything he participated in. RIP Cousin Frankie

    Forrest White | October 23, 2019 at 6:21 PM
  15. My thoughts go out to you and your family if there is anything you need just let us know Caroline Carroll and Carol Bladen

    Caroline Carroll | October 23, 2019 at 4:46 PM
  16. Marlene,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Just know that Frankie will never be gone from your memory and the love he gave you will always be in your heart.
    Lee Witt

    Lee Witt | October 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM
  17. My sincere condolences are offered to the family. Frankie will be missed I’m sure sitting quietly at holiday gatherings. May he rest with the angels peacefully.

    Leslie Alemu | October 23, 2019 at 3:14 AM
  18. To my family so sorry to hear of Frankie passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you . May God wrap his loving arms around you and let you know he is with you during this time of morning the lost of your love one . God Bless You. Your cousin Patricia Mathis and Family.

    Patricia Mathis | October 22, 2019 at 11:25 PM
  19. Marlene
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May God give you all peace and comfort during this time.

    Carolyn Smith | October 22, 2019 at 3:48 PM
  20. Marlene, Russ and I are thinking of you and your Father at this sad time. I hope it brings you comfort to know while his earthly journey is over he is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus free from worry…free from pain.
    <3 Kathy

    Kilmer | October 22, 2019 at 1:39 PM
  21. So sorry to hear this Marlene, but always remember what a good, patient,loving sister u have been for him. Take care,Cathy

    Cathy Currie | October 22, 2019 at 12:36 PM
  22. So sorry for the loss of my sweet cousin. I remember the time he came to NC with Uncle Frank to visit. We always had a good time. I love and will miss you dearly Frankie. Prayer for our family.

    Brenda Jeffries | October 22, 2019 at 10:52 AM
  23. Sis. Marlene and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved brother. I pray that God will continue to wrap his loving arm around you during this challenging time. May you find his strength and grace. Love and prayers.

    Pastor C Charlene Henneghan and the Recycled Life Minstry Church Family.

    Catrina Henneghan | October 21, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    EILEEN JOHNSON | October 21, 2019 at 10:53 PM
  25. My heart felt sorrow to Uncle Frank , Dana, Marlene, Dawn, Aretha and all other siblings and family. May he rest now.
    Until we meet again.
    You are loved and will be missed. Tina (aunt Naomi daughter ) and family

    Tina m. Roman | October 21, 2019 at 9:35 PM
  26. Sis. Marlene.
    Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
    Be encouraged and Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand. Love and prayers. Elder & Mother McKim

    E. Richard McKim, Sr. | October 21, 2019 at 4:01 PM

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