Mr. Fletcher Pinkard
Mr. Fletcher Edward Pinkard, 75, of Roanoke died Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton, GA. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, 150 Banks Road, Roanoke, at 11:00 a.m. (CST) with Rev. Calvin Trammell officiating. Visitation will be at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Monday, February 21, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. (CST) to 6:00 p.m. (CST).
Mr. Pinkard was born in Randolph county and was a very active member of Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. He served as chairperson of the Administrative Board, the Trustee Board and musician.
Mr. Pinkard graduated from Randolph County Training School, Booker T. Washington Business College and attended Texas College. He served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1972. Mr. Pinkard began his career at CSX Railroad where he worked until retirement. He married Catherine Lyles in 1979 and to this union one daughter, Melody, was born.
Mr. Pinkard was very active in the community. He was especially known as a pianist and was the musician for: the Male Chorus, The Five Trumpets, The Old Ship of Zion, Sweet Home, St. Paul, State Line, Mt. Pisgah, and Rehope Baptist Churches.
Mr. Pinkard will be remember for his love of music, his lovable and entertaining personality, his empathy for people in need, his ability to tell a story and beat you laughing before he makes it to the punch line and most importantly his love for God and his family.
Mr. Pinkard is survived by a devoted wife: Catherine Pinkard, Roanoke; one daughter, Melody Pinkard, Auburn; six sisters: Margaret Hester, Stone Mountain, GA, Roxie Joiner, Georgia Ann (Rev. William) Phillips, Lela Brady, Juanita (Bishop Lathonia) Wright and Patsy (Donald) Kirk all of Roanoke; one brother: Robert R. Pinkard, Roanoke; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, other relatives and friends.
TAMELA WILKINSON ADAMS There are 30 comments at this time.
I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Mrs. Catherine.
MAMIE BOYD HILL
Condolence to the family. Praying the Lord God Almighty will strengthen you all.
Cousin Fletcher you will be missed. I remember when they started calling me "Nina" bc Mel still does and you were like when did her name change from Anesha to Nina !! Lol he said I'm still gonna call her Anesha. Whenever I had to have some alterations, I would talk to Mrs.Catherine for a long time, she was always so informative and if it 2as warm cuzn Fletcher would be mowing the grass or sitting under the shed in the shade and he would throw up his hands and say hey. Gonna miss him bellowing out that them songs,and playing that piano, nobody had sound that could match his, but we will keep Mel and Mrs. Catherine company while your away,and we'll check up on them periodically.. Rest on cuzn, you fought a long fight,so GOD gave you rest....
I am going to miss you Fletch as we called you growing up together.My heart is sad, To your wife and daughter, You had the best kind hearted person. We grew up together, We are also cousins.Take your rest now, Memories I will aways cherris,
MAYME HEFLIN GARRETT
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying God will comfort you in this difficult time.
The Heflin Family
You were Uncle to the Dunson grand kids. My cousins and my sister all loved playing at your home with Mel,even when we got older. You were always kind to us. I loved to listen to you play piano. You will be truly missed. I will definitely do my part and check in on Mel because I know she was your heartbeat and vice versa. Rest well Uncle Fletcher.
HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH WITH REV. AND SIS. DOUGLAS JONES SR.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Pinkard will be missed around all the churches of the community . He was a great man of God. You have earn your reward. Go on up and get your reward. your angel wings to fly to heaven. Put on your long white robe and hear God say. welcome home my child. R.I.P. We will miss you.
JERLINE BURNETT AND FAMILY
Sincerest sympathy to Katherine and family. Earth holds no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. May God bless and strengthen you during this difficult time. We love you.
Daddy, I don't know how life will be without you in it. You were always there for me through every stage of my life. You always encouraged me and made me laugh. Everytime I called you had such excitement in your voice to hear from me. Just a happy person to be around. You loved me unconditionally and we always had a bond that no one could match. I am so much like you and I couldn't have asked for a better father in you. During these times of isolation we actually got closer with our Sunday school lessons over the phone with just me, mama and you. We grew closer to each other and closer to God together and I do believe that relationship with God is what is helping me through and giving me strength. There will always be times that I will break down thinking about you not being around or when I need to ask you something and you're no longer there but I know that you will forever be in my heart and I was truly blessed to have you as my father!
Love Your Daughter Melody!
DARNELL HUFFMAN ROWELL
Prayers going up for the family. Rest in peace classmate.
VAN PINKARD FAMILY
My heartfelt sympathy to Catherine, Melody, Robert Jr, Juanita and all the dear siblings of Fletcher. May Jehovah, the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. (2 Co 1:4-6) May the love of Christ reside in your hearts as you comfort each other. Sending our love from Jesup, GA.
MINISTER LORENZO FOSTER AND FAMILY
Family and friends, the community lost a great role model, but left behind some wonderful memories. Remember the good times and the joy laughter that Mr. Fletcher brought to everyone and cherish those memories forever. He will truly be missed, but never forgotten. Me and my family extend condolences and prayers of comfort to you and your family during your time of loss and pray that all of you be blessed
LEON, VIRGINIA, DOROTHY, BARBARA - THE SLAY FAMILY
Our sincerest & deepest sympathy to your family. He was a great musician. We will remember his dedication and service at the New Harmony Baptist Church, Five Points, AL
REV. AND MRS. GILBERT STAPLES
Praying that God will strengthen and keep the family at this most difficult time.
REV DONALD HALL
It is with the deepest Sympathy. May you both find strength, peace, and comfort in your Memories. May God bless and you always.
With Sympathy: Rev. Donald E. B. Hall, cousin
The R. C. T. S Class of 1966
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My God provide you the needed comfort during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy
I am so very sorry for your lost . I pray for God's love and comfort to cover you all .in very heart touching time. God bless you.
VIRGINIA SLAY HARVEY
A true servant of God has gone home.Our sincere sympathy to the family.
RIP,dear cousin. I will never forget you. Your contagious laugh, your patience at choir rehearsals, loyalty,and your willingness to do all that you can for someone. You've made your mark on this earth and you will never be forgotten. Praying for comfort and strength for the family.
I'm gonna miss you cuz
Such a kind spirited person. It will not be the same when things do get back to normal at Rehope.
Wow, I have no idea where to begin. Rambling…I feel so blessed to have been brought up in the Pinkard’s house. Mr. Pinkard always displayed a father figure that was well respected. He has always displayed the way a husband should treat his wife, and a father rears his child. Even in his absence it was like he was there. I am so sad of his passing, on the other hand, I am so grateful to have had such a great God-Dad. Mrs. Pinkard, Melody, and the rest of this so tightly mended, loving family, my second family, I love you so, so much; you have my most sincere condolences.
WILLIAM (DAFFIE) DILLARD
We share your grief. We’re praying that you will be comforted knowing that others are thinking and praying for you. Fletcher exemplified the life of a Christian. We were blessed by his songs and being a talented musician.
I really don't know how to feel about this!! Growing up with Mel and being at your house on that trampoline was the best. Mr. Fletcher you took me and my cousins in as if we were your own children and my family took Mel in as one of ours. So many memories. Praying for Strength for Mrs. Catherine and Mel. Rest Well Mr. Fletcher!!!
I am so sad to hear of his passing. He was indeed a great musician and a great person as well.
My condolences to the family. A man with a great voice.
I'm going to miss you my buddy see you one some day soon
My deepest sympathy to the family. A great musician.
I will always love you and remember the good times we shared . May the lord bless you Catherine, Melody and the entire family love your Cousin Judy
ANNA HIGGINS WASHINGTON
My sincere condolences to the family. I will always remember the service he rendered to God at Rehope Baptist Church, my home church.
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