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Charles Aaron Pinson

April 24, 1945 ~ May 25, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Charles Aaron Pinson, 78, of Murrells Inlet, SC passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia, son of the late Robert Houston Pinson and Anne Belle Hawkins Pinson.

In addition to his parents, he is reunited in passing with his wife, Elaine K. Pinson; two brothers, Edward Martin Pinson and Franklin Pinson; as well as a niece, Danielle.

He is survived by two brothers, Robert Leonard Pinson of Sacramento, CA and Michael Blair Pinson of Powder Springs, GA; sister-in-law, Karen Pinson; nephews, Joseph, Sean Phillip, Jeffrey, and Robert; and nieces, Marissa, Lori, Christi, Missy and Patricia.  He is also survived by his sister-in-Law, Debra Joy of Chapin, SC; nieces Heather Ann Joy Quilal-Ian and her husband, Jesse, Summer Laine Speight and her husband, Mark; a nephew, James Albert Joy, IV; as well as many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Charles was a graduate of USC with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He retired from the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia, SC. He was a member of Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet and former member of Chapin United Methodist Church. Charles served as a liaison for public health with Waccamaw Watershed Academy, collecting water samples for environmental monitoring.  He enjoyed volunteering with the Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire Department as well as Brookgreen Gardens. After retirement, Charles, alongside his wife, danced days away with their shag club and chased adventure as acting extras in several movie productions.  He was also a devoted beachcomber, seeking beauty and peace along the South Carolina shore. 

The family has requested that memorial donations be made to either Belin United Methodist or to Chapin United Methodist Church.

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