Russell Eugene "Gene" Tynes
March 12, 1940 - March 25,2009
Russell Eugene "Gene" Tynes, of Summerville, entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 25, 2009.
Mr. Tynes was a son of the late Russell Ernest Tynes and Leola Eunice Jett Tynes.
Gene was a US Army veteran serving as a Company Commander in the 317th Engineer Battalion in Germany following completion of Airborne Training at Ft. Benning, GA.
Following military service, Mr. Tynes worked in several architectural practices in the southeast prior to accepting a position with Gresham-Smith and Partners, Nashville, TN, where he was responsible for their hospital design division. In the early 70's Gene served as an architect for Gresham-Smith to start a new office in Charleston, SC, where he later formed Tynes Associates, Inc.
Mr. Tynes community involvement was extensive. He was a member of the Rotary Club of North Charleston and was selected to become the Charter President of the Rotary Club of North Charleston-Breakfast. He served Rotary District 7770 as a District Conference Chairman, Assistant District Governor and was presented a Paul Harris Fellow by his Rotary Club for Service Above Self. Gene was a member and Emeritus Architect of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was a member of the Board of Visitors for Charleston Southern University, SCANA Advisory Board and the Ashepoo Hunt Club. He received the volunteer of the year award from the Dorchester County Economic Development Board and served as President of the Trident Business Association.
He is survived by his wife, Judith "Judy" Gayle Blaydes Tynes, of Summerville; two daughters, Lesley O'Brien and husband, Mike, of Winter Park, FL and Dr. Heather Roselli and husband, Joe, of Nashville, TN and their children Liam, Trevor, and Neil; mother, Leola Tynes of Westphalia, MO; two sisters, Faye Schmitz of Jefferson City, MO and Fern Bunch of Linn, MO; his brother, Roger Tynes of Uniontown, OH.
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