Obituary of James Rexford Tincher
James Rexford Tincher
July 26, 1956 - February 24, 2023
James Rexford “Rex” Tincher, passed away while he was visiting the guys at Greeley Automotive Machine, in Greeley, CO on Friday, February 24th, 2023.
Rex had been battling lung cancer and had been suffering from pneumonia.
Rex also fought a long battle with Peripheral Neuropathy which he was diagnosed with after he had severely broken his leg back in the 90’s.
Rex was born in South Charleston, West Virginia on July 26, 1956 to Mildred “June” (Crouch) and James Max Tincher. They both preceded him in death.
When Rex first came to the Greeley, CO area from West Virginia. He was laying cable with his bestfriend Wayne Temperley. After that, Rex worked for several years at Stanley Lincoln Mercury in Greeley.
Rex wore many hats.
Years ago, Rex was a Bouncer at a bar that was near Mining’s Harley Shop and Stanley Lincoln Mercury.
On Friday afternoons, he and a few of his coworkers from Stanley’s would go for “beer-thirty” at the “DownUnder” bar.
In recent years, Rex and his good friend, Dave Worden, would have “beer-thirty” at the Greeley VFW.
Rex was a true motorhead.
He always had a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Well, he rode a sporty BMW for a few years. After the BMW, he went back to Harleys.
Rex logged thousands of miles on his Harleys all over the United States.
Sturgis, SD was one place that Rex would travel to year after year. He would show new and old friends the sights to see all around Sturgis, like Mt. Rushmore and the Needles Highway and CrazyHorse.
Rex was great at planning sight seeing trips! Sometimes he would camp out in a tent for Sturgis week and mail his dirty clothes home or stay in his pull behind “Time Out Trailer” that he pulled behind his Turbo charged Harley and sometimes he would stay in his motorhome and trailer his HD motorcycle. There were times that Rex would just ride to Sturgis just to buy a Rally Tshirt. One year, instead of just going to Sturgis, Rex & friends rode thru 11 states in 9 days!
It was a trip of a lifetime. On the way home, they stopped by Sturgis, SD to buy a tshirt and then they rode home.
Rex had more interests besides motorcycling. Back in the early 90’s, Rex was drag racing a super fast Harley drag bike.
Rex also had a big love of riding dirt bikes. He rode a big Honda CR500 dirt bike that “would walk up a hill”.
Rex was an amazing and incredible “step-father” to Dakota Chosa. He and Dakota had alot of fun together.
Rex would talk about all the hilarious “mis-speaks” that Kota would come up with.
Like “ if you got your head cut off, you were decaffeinated”. The two of them had an instant very special bond for nearly 30 years.
Rex was really special.
He would attract all kinds of lil kids that thought he hung the moon.
Rex had a big love for racing Slot Cars. He had that passion for decades. After he became disabled, his Doctors told him to come up with a “hobby” to help him. So Rex found hisself working on a nice big slot car track at Don’s Hobbies in downtown Greeley. He spent alot of time there and his pay seemed to turn into more race tracks and cool cars to add to his collection. He was purty tough to beat on those tracks. For years, Rex enjoyed watching real NASCAR racing. In fact Rex would travel to Fountain, CO to Pikes Peak International Raceway to watch some Busch Series Races. One trip, he went to Daytona for the Pepsi 400 Race and he got to see one of his favorite drivers, Dale Earnhardt Sr. race there.
Rex spent some of his free time at GAM and then in the evenings and weekends he would help with Bruce Yackey and Brett Yackey and their race crew at the track in Erie, CO. Rex stayed busy for years working with the race teams.
In Rex’s spare time, he was always riding a new Harley and sharing a story about how he got here from there.
Rex always had a story to share and that is another thing that will be dearly missed about him.
Survivors are his girlfriend of 17years, Carol Chittenden, Greeley, CO, son, Nicholas Kniceley, Pierce, CO, sister Peggy (Del) Ahlschwede Rowlett, TX, nephews, Gus (Kendi) Doyle, Normal, IL and Dustin (Lauren) Ahlschwede, Allyn, WA, sister Laura Williams and niece, Harmony June, brother Max Tincher and family of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, and Rex’s longtime friend and “the best Xwife” he ever had, Mary Chosa & stepson, Dakota Chosa, Evans, CO.
We will be having a Memorial for Rex on Sunday, May 21st, 2023 at the LaSalle Eagles Club, 601 N. 2nd Street, LaSalle, CO 80645
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