Mr. Ronald Junior Pinson, age 64, of Blue Ridge, GA passed away Friday, October 25, 2013 at his home.
He was born on May 6, 1949 in Ducktown, TN. He was a law enforcement officer in the tri-state area, working most recently for East Ellijay Police Department. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Howard "Jack" Pinson. Mr. Pinson served in the United States Army and worked many years at the Tennessee Copper Company in the mines. He was owner/operator of the Mt. Ranger Military Surplus Store. He was a Fannin County Range Instructor who qualified all area law enforcement. He was a member of Ocoee Lodge #201, McCay Lodge #421, and collected Vietnam era memorabilia.
Mr. Pinson is survived by his wife of 44 years, Joyce Pinson of Blue Ridge, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Pinson and Stephanie Baliles Pinson of Blue Ridge; daughter and son-in-law, Stacy Guthrie and David Guthrie and Blue Ridge; his mother, Pearl Dockery of Blue Ridge; brothers, Fred Earl "Jackie" Pinson of Atlanta and Joseph F. "Joe" Pinson of Kansas; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Bill Kyle of Mineral Bluff; grandchildren, Tiffany Pinson, Ashley Gutherie, and Christian Gutherie; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. from the Akins of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. Russell Hood officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Phillip Litier, Winford Cruse, and Art Winkler. Interment will follow in Copper Ridge Memory Garden. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Georgia Mountain Hospice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of arrangements.