Lawson Monroe Pinson
Funeral service for SGM (Retired) Lawson Monroe “Ace” Pinson will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Steven Gillispie of Aspire Hospice and Chaplain (MAJ) Christopher Offen of Fort Sill officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow in Post Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
SGM (Retired) Lawson Pinson, 82, passed peacefully Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.
Sgt. Major Pinson was born on June 27, 1936 in Grandfield, Oklahoma. He was the son of Coley and Cella Pinson. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1957 and on July 28, 1961 he married the love of his life Renate Pinson. He faithfully served his country for almost 28 years. During his time in service he bravely fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. During these conflicts he was awarded two Purple Hearts, two Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Bronze Star Medals, four Bronze Star Medals with “V” Device Overseas Service Bars, four Expert Infantryman Badges, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Medal, seven Good Conduct Medals, four Humanitarian Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal and the Presidential Unit Citation, as well as Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster.
Throughout his military career his overwhelming passion for coonhunting drove him to be two-time President of the Oklahoma Coonhunters Association. He had a passion for helping and reaching out to others which inspired him to assist in teaching children at Goodwill the art of carpentry.
Ace lived a fulfilling life filled with an overwhelming amount of people who looked to him for inspiration, love, and guidance. He was a devoted family man who lived life to the fullest and never took a single day for granted.
Ace is survived by his wife Renate of the home, Sister Jana Miller (Casa Grande, Arizona.) Brother’s Donnie Pinson wife Milinda Pinson (Lindale, Texas) and Johnnie Wayne (Roswell, New Mexico), daughter’s Cathy Pinson-Smith (Wichita Falls, Texas), Denise Sperry husband Mike Sperry (Emory,Texas), Vina Mendenhall husband Sid Mendenhall (Elgin), Debra Opre husband George Cheatham (Lawton), Nicole Groff (Ozark, Missouri) and sons Lance Pinson, Dustin Pinson, and Dillan Pinson (Lawton), 19 Grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren,13 great-great-grandchildren, 9 grand dogs, 4 great-grand dogs and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and seven sisters.
Ace’s life revolved around his family and friends, he will truly be missed by all. His memory will live in eternity.
We love you to the moon and back, always and forever.
An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com.