Billy Pinder, 94, of Union City died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at East View Cemetery, with Dr. Douglas Norfleet officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.
He was born on June 10, 1924, in Key West, Fla., son of the late Robert and Edith (Knowles) Pinder. He married the former Ola Woodall on April 8, 1941. She passed away on Aug. 8, 2002.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII in U.S. Third Army under Gen. George Patton. He worked as a transportation officer with the Civilian Naval Department and also served as special projects coordinator for the City of Key West. He is credited with designing the Southernmost Point monument in Key West.
He was a member of the Masons, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He was a former member of First United Methodist Church in Union City, where he taught the Character Builders Sunday school class for 18 years, and had also attended Sunswept Baptist Church in Union City.
He is survived by four grandchildren, Valerie Ann Pinder Moore, Christina Marie Gonzalez, Jonathan Berlin Pinder and Bobby Pinder; eight great-grandchildren, Wally Moore, Charles Moore, Jonathan Pinder Jr., Kamryn Pinder, Jadyn Pinder, Damian Gonzalez, Aliyah Gonzalez and Alyssa Pinder.
He was also preceded in death by two sons, Roy Robert Pinder Sr. and Charles William Pinder Jr.; and a grandson, Roy Robert Pinder Jr.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.