November 30, -0001 - June 23, 2009
PINSON, Fred, loving father of Andrew and the late Rachel Pinson, former husband of Barbara Pinson, preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Emily Pinson, step-father Louis C. White, brother Raymond Pinson Jr. and sister Donna Rucker. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Suddenly, Tuesday June 23, 2009, age 50. Visitation at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069 on Friday from 5-8 PM. Funeral Service at Springdale Church of the Nazarene, 11177 Springfield Pike,Springdale, OH 45246, Saturday at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Aflac Cancer Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, 1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA 30329.
I apologize this belated note. I worked with your dad at TJ and GP.
I just wanted you to know that your dad was one of the most genuine, sincere men I have ever met. He was always positive and his quick wit and self deprecating humor quickly diffused any tense situation. And we had many of those, when we were managers helping GP get their Engineered Lumber Program off the ground.
It is said that many coaches are “players coaches”, your dad was a “salesman manager”…he was always willing to help anyone and remained patient and optimistic in any situation. I specifically remember a meeting he and I had with big customer in Springfield, Mo…it wasn’t going well and I was very frustrated and he calmed me down and helped me see the positive side of the issue.
I regret that he and I drifted apart, after I left GP in 1997. I spoke to him about your sister, when she was fighting her illness and always admired his strength during that difficult time.
I’m truly sorry for your loss…I’m a better man for having known Fred!
Manager of TC Lumber Division
Lyman Lumber Company
Fred was a dear friend of mine. We met at First Baptist Woodstock several years back and have enjoyed staying in touch since. I will miss him. My sympathy goes out to his son and the other members of his loving family and friends.
To Family and Friends, I wish you all Peace.
I will miss Fred my co-worker and friend a great deal, he had a way of making people smile and feel better about any situation, always upbeat and positive, always fun to talk to and work with. A good man.
God Bless Fred
I am part of a group that meets at the local Starbuck’s for coffee in the early a.m. Fred would stop in a couple of times per week to chat with us. The thing I remember most about Fred was he was always cheerful, always had a smile on his face. Kind of cheered me up in the early morning – which isn’t easy to do. He was a genuinely nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I to was also part of the Starbucks Group. I met Fred a couple of years ago at Starbucks and we became friends. My wife and i would see him on occasion at a couple spots in the area and we really enjoyed his always cheerful and positive way. He will be Greatly missed. Our condolances to his family.
From another of the “Starbucks” group, My condolences and prayers to his family. We all have lost a great individual.
I’m another member of that group of people who got to know Fred at the Starbucks in Towne Lake. He always seemed to flash a smile whenever he entered the shop and it was enjoyable to talk with him.
His passing has been a shock to everyone and we will miss him.
God bless Fred, his family and friends.
We cannot express our gut-wrenching sorrow. My mom, Pat Hutchens,was just with Fred and Suzanne on Saturday, 3 days before he died.
We went thru alot with Fred when he lived in FAIRFIELD and MASON.I enjoyed doing Fred’s hair for many years.
Fred was such a good friend to Jim, and also, our wheelchair-bound son, James.he never forgot about James and always visited him.
How will we be able to live without his caring and loving attitude-even in his own pain??
HEAVEN IS A RICHER PLACE WITH FRED THERE!
God bless you ,Andy,
in your time of adjustment without your precious Dad! He is missed !!
I had the privilege of working for Fred at Georgia Pacific while he was the outside sales manager for Michigan and Ohio. During that time I got to know him both as a boss and mentor and also on a personal level as someone I considered a friend. Fred was always fair and thoughtful in dealing with people and all of us who worked for him had a great deal of respect for the man. Freds faith and inner strength got him through many personal issues in his life one of which was the passing of his daughter Rachel. Like with his daughter his time here was short but he now is with her and other family members. My thoughts and prayers go out to his son and remaining family members during this time of mourning.
Andy, I am so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your dad. Fred was such a good freind to Jim and me. He always would opened his home to us when we were in Woodstock. I pray that God will give comfort you in your time of grief. I too, suddenly lost my mother June 1st. 2009 when she fell down some steps and hit her head. My prayers are with you and your family.
Even though I worked with Fred a relatively few years, I came to respect him a great deal as a colleague and like him immensely as a friend. One of the truly “great guys” .
I have been battling ALS for more than a year. Fred has been a great friend and turely kind man. He would do anything for anyone have prayed over him and for him several times. I know he is saved.
So sorry about your loss. I really enjoyed working with Fred over the past several years. He was a true professional and a great man. We will miss him dearly.
we are still struggling with this sudden loss. fred was a great neighbor and honorable man! we will miss him dearly. our sympathy to his family and friends.
Andy, Barbara, Chris, and family. Brenda and I were saddened to here of Fred’s sudden death. The few times we visited with him, he was gracious and kind to us. We are praying that God will comfort and strengthen you all during this time.
Gary and Bren
Please accept my sincere and heartfelt condolences on the loss of Fred. I have know Fred since the mid 1980s in Cincinnati and enjoyed his friendship and business counsel over the years. He will be missed but never forgotten.
We are very sorry for the loss of your dad. Your family has had a rough time. Our sympathy and heart goes out to you and your mom, too. We pray God will help you get through this.
I am sorry to hear of your loss. We have a wonderful hope of a time when God will ‘wipe away tears, pain, and suffering’. Revelation 21:3,4.
I am very saddened to hear the news of Fred. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. I had the pleasure of working directly for Fred at Georgia-Pacific not that long ago. He was a very fair boss to work for. Under his direction he was naturally concerned for you as an employee, however, he also very much cared about you as an individual. He wanted you to have personal as well as business success.
I have many nice memories of working with Fred and he will not be forgotten. My best wishes for all family and friends that he leaves behind.
What a true loss to lose such a wonderful person at such a young age. Fred was not only a great boss, but also a true and caring friend. I will miss him greatly.
So sorry to hear about Cousin Fred. He was a good person and will be missed by many. We are unable to attend the funeral due to the eye surgery I had on Monday. My vision is not to good. I have to have another procedure to complete the process. God bless all of you.
Barb & Andy
We are so so sorry for your loss. We love you all so much.
My cousin “Freddy” was very special to me. We exchanged emails this past Christmas. He told me he was leaving to spend Christmas with his son, he was so proud of him, and how much he missed his Rachel. We grew up together. I was heartbroken to hear of his passing.
Uncle Fred…I will love u forever..Love, Bear