Daniel “Danny” Richard Dinkins Sr., 84, of Homeland passed away Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at his residence.
He was born April 29, 1933, to the late Daniel Robert Dinkins and Julia Celeste Bennett Dinkins. Mr. Dinkins graduated from Charlton County High School in 1950. He then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1953. On Nov. 1, 1951, Mr. Dinkins married Faye Drury of Woodbine. The couple lived in Blackshear for several years where Danny worked in the insurance business. Upon returning to Charlton County in 1951, he then went to work in the auto parts retail business.
In 1959, Mr. Dinkins moved his family to St. Marys where he opened his own auto parts business, St. Marys Parts and Supply. Over the next 18 years, Danny ran a successful business, raised four children and was an active member of the Lions Club, an avid motorcyclist, small airplane pilot and member of the Methodist church.
In 1976, Mr. Dinkins came home to Charlton County. He owned Big A Auto Parts before obtaining his real estate license and opened Charlton Realty. He was a member of the Gideon’s and a deacon at Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Faye Drury Dinkins; two sons, Daniel R. “Rick” Dinkins (Debbie) and Robert D. “Bobby” Dinkins (Donna); two daughters, Lisa Dinkins Morris (Randal) and Celeste Veree McCullough (Scott); five grandchildren, Tripp and Heather Dinkins, Deanna and Alex Blount, Jason and Christina Kelley, Charlie and Shelby McCullough and Lené and Derrick Bauder; two brothers, Robert Dinkins (Yvonne) and Dell Dinkins (Evelynn); two sisters, Annette Geiger (Bert) and Goldie McCullough (Robert); 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Jackson and Rev. Ron Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in Homeland Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 664 Scranton Road, Brunswick, GA 31520.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.