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Columbia Missourian

Charles F. Pinney Jr. proudly served country in World War II

By Jessica Thomas
April 24, 2013 | 8:12 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Charles F. Pinney Jr. was a husband and father who proudly served his country in World War II in the Army.

Mr. Pinney died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. He was 92.

He was born June 19, 1920, in Garnett, Kan., to Charles F. Pinney Sr. and Jessie (Davis) Pinney.

On May 1, 1943, Mr. Pinney married Mary Jean Lorett in Eufaula, Okla.

He worked at Boeing for 30 years.

Mr. Pinney is survived by two sons, Charley F. Pinney III of Newhall, Calif., and Harry Pinney and his wife, Pam, of Columbia; two grandchildren, Amy Pinney of Milledgeville, Ga., and Janna Alkire and her husband, Tyler, of Blue Springs; four great-granchildren; and his friend Barbara Hawkins of Columbia.

His wife, one brother and one sister died earlier.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Resurrection Cemetery, 7801 Northwest Expressway, in Oklahoma City.

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