Thomas Pinson Jr., 81

WEAVERVILLE, N.C. – Thomas Jennings Pinson Jr., 81, died Thursday Sept. 29, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Asheville, NC. 

Mr. Pinson was born Jan. 7, 1935, to Thomas J. Pinson and Willa Webb Pinson in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He grew up in Sylvester, GA, graduated from the University of Cincinnati. He was employed in the insurance claims business that found him moving to North Manchester, where he worked for The Ohio Casualty Insurance Co. After 30 years with the company he retired in 1997. 

He served in the Ohio National Guard, and was always involved in the activities of his church and community. Tom always put family first, which often extended too many in his community. His faith in his fellow man and his God was an inspiration to all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years Grace Grater Pinson; his son, Thomas J Pinson III, of Stuttgart, Ark.; his daughter, Margaret Pinson Lance, of Weaverville, N.C.; his grandchildren, Marisa and Liana Pinson and Justin Lance; and his sister Agnes P. Broker of Cincinnati. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Willa Webb Turner. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider the Memorial Fund at North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 E Second St. North Manchester, IN 46962, where Mr. Pinson was a member for 48 years. 

The family appreciates and values CarePartners Hospice & Palliative care for all the care they provide to Tom and his family. To the employees of Golden Living Center where he spent his last days a heartfelt thanks.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Pinson’s obituary at


Posted on 2016 Oct 04