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Mitchell Myron Pinckney, age 63, of Greenville, passed away late Wednesday evening, August 27, 2014 at Metron of Greenville.

The son of Harold & Rhea (Inman) Pinckney, he was born on February 2, 1951 in Grand Rapids. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Mitchell served in the United States Army and had worked in the tannery at Wolverine World Wide in Rockford for over 35 years.

On September 23, 1988, in White Cloud, he married the former Patricia (Krieg) Velting and together they enjoyed almost 26 years of marriage.

Surviving are his wife, Pat Pinckney of Greenville; two step-daughters, Tricia Welch of Greenville and Mary & Brian Magoon of Newaygo; five step-grandchildren, Andi & Josh Bowman, Chris Pelton, Vikki Pelton, Malanie Magoon, and Macil Magoon; and a step-great granddaughter, Lilly Bowman.

Also surviving are a daughter, Robin & Al Key of Germany; four grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial gathering from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Oakfield Township Hall.

Honoring Mitchell’s wishes, cremation has taken place and final interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery near Battle Creek.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Mitchell’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Anonymous on August 27, 2014 at 12:00 am


    10/01/2014 –

    Mike Blough

    Rest In Peace My Friend

    08/30/2014 –

    Pam Grossenbacher

    You have always been an inspiration . I will miss you

    08/30/2014 –

    Samm Smith

    You fought a brave fight,I know you are no longer suffering and I’m sure you are in heaven and at peace. I love you brother in both life and death.

    08/29/2014 –

    Roger and Nance

    Sorry to hear about your loss I enjoyed working many years with Mitch my he rest in peace .thoughts and prayers for the family.

    08/29/2014 –


    Rest in Peace.

    08/29/2014 –

    Richard Whitehead

    May you rest in peace Uncle Mitch

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