Raymond Walsh

Obituary of Raymond Ellsworth Walsh

Raymond “Tinker” Ellsworth Walsh, husband of Cynthia Brooks Walsh,  passed away peacefully on Monday May 20, 2024 at his home in Summerville, SC.   Tinker was born in Charleston, SC on April 20, 1946 to Richard E. and Virginia G. Walsh.  He graduated from Summerville High School where he played football under the famed Coach John Mckissick.  Tinker spent 20 years in the USAF Reserves where he trained and served as a medic with the 31st AES, Charleston Air Force Base.  A carpenter by trade, he worked with his father and brothers in their family construction business until beginning his career with Dorchester County School District 2 where he was the Maintenance Department Director for 28 years.  Tinker was a member of Masonic Lodge 234 and was inducted into the Summerville High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020.  In his retirement,  he enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, and spending time with his family in the mountains of North Carolina and on Lake Marion.  Tinker is survived by his wife Cindy, daughter Courtney Mutispaugh,  son Ray Walsh Jr. (Sherry), son in law Jim Mutispaugh, grandchildren Meredith Williamson, Jackson Mutispaugh, Katelyn Walsh, Brady Walsh,  brothers John Walsh and Paul Walsh, sister Sue Nance, half brother Dwight Walsh,  many cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters in law, brothers in law, aunts and uncles.  He was predeceased by his parents, brother William “Billy” Walsh, brother Steve Walsh, and half brother Richard Walsh.  

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 29, 2024 at 11:00 am at Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Avenue, Summerville SC 29483.  Family will receive visitors on Tuesday May 28, 2024 from 5-7 pm, at Summerville Baptist Church.  Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services, Ladson SC. 

In lieu of flowers,  memorial donations may be made to Summerville Baptist Church or Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.  

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