Arthur G. “Diddy” Pinder, 82 of Vinton, passed away May 28, in Lafayette, La. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 2, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Rick Watson. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange.
Visitation will be from 4:00-9:00 pm, Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Nibbletts Bluff, La., Oct. 28, 1933, he was the son of Norman and Ollie Beatrice (Granger) Pinder. He worked for Weavers Shipyard and Levingston Ship Yard as a pipefitter superintendent. In retirement he was a accomplished wood craftsman and enjoyed fishing in his free time.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 61 years, Diane Pinder; son, Bernard “Jiggs” Pinder; daughter, Toni Pinder Lee; grandson; three brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his son, Steven Pinder, of Arkansas; daughter, Lisa Pinder and soul mate, Lisa Deville, of Crowley, La; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kenny Stinson, Kevin Merchant, Ricky Johnson, Andrew White, Gene Harper and Mark Jones.