George Albert Pinson
George Albert Pinson of Covington, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at the age of 90. Mr. Pinson was born on January 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. Mr. Pinson 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 Mr. Pinson 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. Mr. Pinson 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 was preceded in death by his wife, Cora Pinson; parents, Lather and Roxie Pinson; sister, Louise Caine; brothers, Herman Pinson, Franklin Pinson.
Survivors include his 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; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mr. Pinson will be held Friday, June 21, 2019, 3:00 P.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home, two hours prior to his service from 1:003:00 P.M. A Committal Service will be held Saturday, June 22, in Parkway Memorial Gardens, 720 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins, GA 31093. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE, South Tower, Ste 400, Atlanta, GA 30328.