James Noah Tindall

February 11, 1935 ‒ July 17, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James Noah Tindall, age 86, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.  He was born on February 11, 1935, in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Noah and Martina (O’Brien) Tindall.  James was a 1954 graduate of Fredericktown High School where he was a standout on the basketball team and still holds several records today.

James was an accomplished musician where most of his talents focused on the steel guitar.  He toured several years with the band Fat Chance in Florida and KD Ryder in Canada.  He will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit, storytelling, and his infectious laugh.

James was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by his loving wife Helen (Elliott) Tindall whom he married on October 28, 1970; his children, James A. (Holly) Tindall of Ashtabula, Stephen R. (Penny) Tindall of Mount Vernon, Robert L. “Bob” (David Tuscano) Tindall of Dublin, Donald E. Tindall of Stockport, Glenna C. Elliott of Greeley, Colorado, and Elizabeth A. (John) Savage of Longwood, Florida; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren and a sister, Lee Ann Crider of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, David M. Tindall; two sisters, Marjorie Curry and Margaret Reese; a brother, Charles “Don” Tindall.

Friends may call on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 303 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.  Father Olvera will be celebrant.  Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions in James’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James Noah Tindall.


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  • I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of our dear friend Jim Tindall. He was a great friend to me and a mentor who taught me a lot about music and life. He was like a second dad to me and he will be missed very very greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Helen and the rest of the family. May God bless and comfort them during this time.
    Dallas Upton

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