Gordon Murray Pinckney

October 6, 1954 - January 18, 2023
Gordon Murray Pinckney

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Gordon Murray Pinckney, age 68, a beloved husband, brother, and friend, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2023.

Gordon is survived by Patricia (Bertron) Pinckney, devoted wife for nearly 40 years. Also survived by brother Michael F. Pinckney; nephews Devin M. and Collin R. (and wife Lisa) Pinckney; sister Anne Hensel; Joanne (Bertron) Mooney and husband James; and close friends Drew B, Ed D, Marcus J, Tim N, and Steve S.

Gordon lived mostly in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Upper Dublin High School (Maple Glen, PA), and served in the US Army (Fort Hood, IX). After he completed military service, he returned to PA, where he met and eloped with Patricia (aka "Bert.") Gordon and Bert remained in PA for several years, then moved to New Jersey before settling in Avon, NC to enjoy the warm weather and ocean breezes.

Gordon loved fishing, chopping firewood, and other outdoor activities. He was gregarious, loved people, and generously shared his sense of humor and infectious laugh.

Dear friends Beth and Harold Y. provided Gordon with loving care and companionship during his illness.

Gordon was preceded in death by parents LTC Murray S. and Anne J. (Maroze) Pinckney, sister-in-law Dyan (Conte) Pinckney, along with fur-babies Buddy, Peanut, and Popeye. Gordon will reconnect with friends Michael R. and Walter C. in heaven.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Gordon's memory to the Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, an ecumenical group of men and women volunteers with the sole purpose of providing compassionate assistance to those in need on Hatteras Island. Donations can be mailed to: Cape Hatteras United Methodist Men, PO Box 1591, Buxton, NC 27920, or made at https: / /www.hatterasmethodistmen.org.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to assist the Pinckney family.

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  • January 28, 2023
    Lisa Ripley lit a candle:
    Lit since January 29, 2023 at 1:27:49 AM

  • January 28, 2023
    Lisa Ripley says:
    R.I.P. Gord. Soar with the angels! My heartfelt condolences to Bert, his family and friends.

  • January 27, 2023
    Tim j Nolan says:
    "Good night sweet prince,and may flights of Angel's carry you to your rest ".......and take it easy on those Angel's, ....wild man