Born on Sept. 18, 1943, in Williamson, Conrad, was the son of the late Conrad Pinson Sr. and Georgia Hatfield Pinson.
In addition to his parents, Conrad is preceded in death by his loving wife Carolyn “Jeanne” Pinson and a son Brian Keith Pinson.
Conrad was an entrepreneur having founded his own business in 1962, a drilling company, by the name of Conrad Pinson Jr. and Sons Inc. He was a graduate of Matewan High School and attended Marshall University and the University of Kentucky. Conrad’s involvement in the Matewan community was relevant through his membership with various organizations such as being a volunteer firefighter and belonging to the Matewan Rotary Club. Conrad was also a member of the Masonic No. 11 of Guyandott; Hugh C. Boyd Masonic Lodge #119 of Red Jacket; and was a York Rite Mason to the Commandery No. 29, of Williamson and the Consistory in Charleston. Conrad was also a member of both Beni Kedem Temple of the Shriners in Charleston and the Tug Valley Shrine Club of Williamson. Upon retiring. he and his wife Jeanne loved boating, fishing, relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends.
Those left to honor his loving memory and mourn his passing include his daughter, Kelly (Steve) Singleton; sons, David Pinson, Joseph (Sandra) Pinson, William (Melissa) Turner and Clay (Katherine) Turner; grandchildren, Brian Pinson Jr., Joseph Pinson II, and Alex Turner; brother, Robert Pinson; and sisters, Mary Laura Poole, Loretta Belhasen, and Helen Pinson.
A joint memorial service honoring both the lives of Conrad and Jeanne will be held on Friday evening March 5, 2010, at 7 p.m., at the Chambers Funeral Services Chapel, with Pastor David Smith of the Matewan Church of God officiating.
In honoring the request of Conrad and Jeanne their ashes will be interred together in the Pinson Cemetery, Buskirk, Ky., following a private ceremony on Saturday, March 6, at the cemetery, at 11 a.m.
The family will begin receiving friends on Friday at the funeral home chapel from 6 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502, please note in memo section of your contribution “In memory of Conrad Pinson Jr.”
Arrangements are under the direction of Chambers Funeral Ser