Lives Lived: Lawrence William Pinckney (sponsored obituary)
Lawrence William Pinckney, 60
Lawrence William Pinckney,
AKA “Larry Larue,” passed away
peacefully September 25, 2009, at
the age of 60, after his 2 year battle
with a rare brain cancer.
Larry was born January 9, 1949
in Sacramento to Clarence and
Virginia Pinckney and was the only
child. It was there he lived until
drafted into the US Army. Upon
his return from Vietnam, Larry
backpacked Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and
South America before returning to the states.
Larry enjoyed travel, horticulture, gaming, and horse
racing. He was a marching president in the Constitution
Day parade for many years and was a local face to many.
Though not re-married, he was in a committed
relationship with Suzanne Morales of Nevada City. Larry
is survived by his only child, Kristin Pinckney, 25, of Grass
A service will be held graveside at Greenwood Memorial
Gardens in Grass Valley on Friday, October 16 at 3 p.m. All
are welcome to attend the service. A reception will follow
at the Veteran’s Hall in Nevada City. In lieu of flowers, the
family has requested that any donations be made to the
Larry Pinckney Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.
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