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Mr. Fletcher Pinkard Obituary

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 a 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 remembered 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.

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