George Albert Pinson
Mr. George Albert Pinson, 90, of Covington, 90, died Sunday, June 16, 2019.
He was born Jan. 14, 1929, to Roxie and George Lather Pinson.
He joined the Air Force in 1951, serving for 27 years and achieving the rank of chief master sergeant. He served during the Vietnam War as a medical technician, bringing wounded soldiers home from combat. He was awarded the Air Medal for Combat Missions. At the end of the war, he participated in Operation Homecoming, the return of prisoners of war and Operation Babylift, the evacuation of the orphans.
When he retired from the military, he began a new career as a machinist. He enjoyed rebuilding cars, gardening and traveling around the country with his beloved wife, Cora, who preceded him in death 10 weeks ago.
He was health conscious and enjoyed working out and walking with a few of his friends.
Family was very important to him; he was close to his siblings and loved his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by wife, Cora Pinson; parents, Lather and Roxie Pinson; sister, Louise Caine; brothers, Herman Pinson and Franklin Pinson.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Michael Reslie; son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Debbie Ang Pinson; grandchildren, Daniel Reslie, Steven and Cassandra Reslie, Tyler Brett Pinson, Stephanie and Brandon Lee, Diana and John Downs, Charles Sevidal, William Sevidal; great-grandchildren, Owen Reslie, Ethan Reslie, Alicia Reslie, Caroline Reslie, Christiana Reslie, Stephen Sevidal, Andrea Lee, Hope Downs; brother and sister-in-law, James and Helen Pinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at the chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home in Covington.
The committal service was held Saturday, June 22, in Parkway Memorial Gardens, Warner Robins.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy., N.E., South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328.
Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.