Dedicated to Friends, Past and Present


Capt. Vernon Eugene Tines went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday evening after a month of hospitalization. He was born in Madison Co., TN to the late Odis Linton Tines and Rosie Lewis Houston Tines. The family moved to Nashville where he attended Central High School and stayed until 1964, when he was transferred to Florida by National Bronze Co. where he was a certified molder.

Vernon was preceded in death by his two brothers, Albert Troy Tines and William Dennis Tines.

He is survived by two sons, Vernon (Butch) Eugene Tines, Jr. (Janet) of Memphis, TN and Philip Alan Tines (Sharon) of Lebanon, MO and daughter, Terri Lynn Tines of Fletcher, NC. Mr. Tines "Pop" is survived by four grandchildren, Gina Nichole Tines, Lauren Rene Tines, Eric Coleman Tines and Autumn Nicole Tines.

Captain Vernon Tines is a retired pilot with Northwest Airlines. He began his airline flight career in the late 1960's with Southern Airways, through mergers became Republic, then Northwest. This employment brought him to Memphis. Much of his travels were riding on a motorcycle with a group of close friends across the United States.

Vernon loved music. He played guitar, sang and wrote songs as well. Most mornings, you could listen to him on Facebook. In addition, he and Butch enjoyed brightening the spirits of residents at nursing homes with their music and kindness.

Vernon spent the last thirty years living in Byhalia, MS until last summer moving in with his son, Butch, Janet, Eric and canine friend, Toby. He was happy in their home.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch. A memorial service will follow at 12 noon.

In lieu of traditional flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Agape Child and Family Services (3160 Directors Row, Memphis, TN 38131) or St Jude Children's Hospital at

Published by Coleman Funeral Home of Olive Branch on Apr. 29, 2023.

Vernon Eugene Tines Sr.
November 19, 1940 - April 28, 2023