Jerry Royce Pinson, 76, of Hermitage, formerly of Crossett, died on October 28, 2014 at his residence.
He served in the United States Navy and was an original member of Seal Team One in 1962. During his military career he served three tours in Vietnam, two in Cambodia and others. He retired in 1975 as a Chief Petty Officer after 21 years of service.
Mr. Pinson was vice president of maintenance for the AD&N Railway Co. for 20 years, a founding member of Freedom Ministries, the fire chief of the Johnsville Fire Department, vice president of the Martin Bottom Hunting Club and an honorary member of the “Mud Monkeys”.
He was born on April 12, 1938 at Vick, Arkansas and was the son of the late Virgil and Myrea Outlaw Pinson.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alene Dye Pinson; a sister, Virginia Hornbuckle; and one brother, Walter Pinson.
He is survived by four sons, Jeffrey Pinson of Hermitage; Jerry Royce Pinson, Jr. of Hot Springs, Donnie Stephens of Cantonment, Florida, and David Stephens and wife Ramona of Greenbrier; three daughters, Julie Hamilton and husband Stephen of Crossett, Angie Hogan and husband Tim of Crossett, and Allison Pinson of San Diego, California; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on November 1 at 2 p.m. at Freedom Ministries, 221 W. Pierce St. in Crossett with Bro. Tim Anderson officiating. Burial will be at the Crossroads Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Bob Vickers, Art Finney, Ernie Fowler, Carl Peterson, Jimbo Mashburn, James Mashburn, Clint Mashburn and Stephen Hamilton.
Visitation will be October 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home, 1564 Hwy 52 W in North Crossett.