Daniel "Danny" Richard Dinkins, Sr.

Born: Sat., Apr. 29, 1933
Died: Sun., Sep. 24, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 27, 2017
Location: Shepard Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 28, 2017
Location: Philadelphia Free Will Baptist Church

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Daniel “Danny” Richard Dinkins, Sr., 84, of Homeland, GA passed away Sunday, September 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 Co. High School in 1950.  He then served in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1953.  On November 1, 1951, Mr. Dinkins married Faye Drury of Woodbine, GA.  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. Mary’s, GA where he opened his own auto parts business, St. Mary’s Parts and Supply.  Over the next 18 years, Danny ran a successful business, raised 4 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; 2-sons:  Daniel R. “Rick” Dinkins (Debbie) and Robert D. “Bobby” Dinkins (Donna); 2-daighters:  Lisa Dinkins Morris (Randal) and Celeste Veree McCullough (Scott); 5-Grandchildren:  Tripp & Heather Dinkins, Deanna & Alex Blount, Jason & Christina Kelley, Charlie & Shelby McCullough and Lene’ & Derrick Bauder; 2-brothers:  Robert Dinkins (Yvonne) and Dell Dinkins (Evelynn); 2-sisters:  Annette Geiger (Bert) and Goldie McCullough (Robert) ; 15-Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 27 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6-8 PM.  Services will be held Thursday, September 28 at 11:00 AM 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, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, GA 31537.  912-496-7388

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Ginger and w.h. Hodges
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Bro. Denny was a great man of God, who loved his church and his family. He was my brother,s.j.'s friend (best friend) for years. I am so glad God gave me the privilege to know and love this man. You don't meet very many people like this man, who would do anything his power to help you in any way. As a deacon he was number one. He will be missed, but I can hear now saying,"w.h. you haven't straighten ginger yet?". Love to all the family.

Carrol C, "Red" Myers
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Sorry to learn of Danny's passing. My condolences go out to his family at this time.

Johnnie & Lucy Wiggins
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Pat & Rich Barron
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
We thank Mr. Dinkins so very much for always treating us like family when we were together. He raised some great kids and we will miss him. Our heart felt sympathy to family and friends.

Jim and Sarah Steeley
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Faye and family......we are sorry for your loss, but thankful to have known such a fine man. Our prayers are for all of you at this difficult time.

Sheriff Dobie and Diane Conner
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Sending the families, sincere sympathy, Danny was a good friend, shared many years in the county with him and sweet, Ms. Faye! May you find comfort in the memories, you all shared!

Daydra Roberts
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Just know that my family and I are always praying for your strength and guidance through this delicate emotional time in your lives. God loves you; and, is always with us. He loves your Father, Husband; and, wonderful Christian Man and will never stop. I'm sorry for your loss; but, God has gained another full bloomed Angel in Heaven. Love you all, The Roberts family of Saint Marys Georgia

Glenda Foddrell
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
My prayers are with the Family. I went to school with Bobby and see Celeste and Scott regularly. Your Father will be missed but you have so many memories to keep him in your heart.

Roger and Robin Heaton
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
OUR prayers go out to your family in your time of sorrow. May God bless each of you. Danny was a good friend and we will miss him, Danny always had a friendly word every time we meet. R.I.P. in the hands of our Lord

Betty Ann Durham
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Danny was a classmate and very good friend to me. I am so sorry to hear this. The last time I saw him was at our 65th year class reunion. I am so sorry that I am out of town and cannot attend the funeral. Fay and all. Your family please know I am thinking about you. I never had a better classmate than Danny. You were both great friends to my family and me, when you lived in St Marys.

Donovan and Lamonta Webb
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
To: Mrs Faye and family
Your husband and father was dearly loved by Donovan and I. He really touched our lives in ways no one will ever know. His wisdom and knowledge will be greatly missed.

Love in Christ,
Lamonta and Donovan Webb

Brenda Drury Hamilton
   Posted Thu September 28, 2017
I am sending big hugs and prayers for my special friend Lisa Dinkins Morris and family. Prayers that God will give you strength during this difficult time.

George & Dale Spurlock
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017

We are saddened by our loss. We have been blessed to have these terrific people
As a part of our lives. A Christian witness indeed! I will miss my birthday buddy!
Much love and prayers for Faye and family.

Ben Glosson
   Posted Fri September 29, 2017
So sorry to learn of Danny's passing. Daddy and Mother (W.B. and Mary Glosson) loved y'all dearly and we all remember the good times here in Waycross. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and we know our Lord will be your strength.
Ben and Billy Glosson

Barbara (Wells) (Murphy) Heath
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
To my sincerest friends of many years ago, Faye, Ricky, Bobby, Lisa & Celeste ~ So sorry I was unable to attend either the visitation or funeral for dear friend Danny. I remember all of you so fondly & would have made every effort to be at one of them, but my husband had just had knee replacement surgery & I could not leave him alone. Want you all to know that you are in my thoughts & prayers, and so glad I saw the two of you, Faye, at Dot Morgan's funeral. Had been a very long time. Please accept my condolences for your great loss and we will see each other one day. Most sincerely, Barbara

john and margie eason
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
to a wonderful person whom we both loved very much and will miss was out of town at the time of your passing did not know. But we know you are in the heaven's choir Love you Mr. Danny and Mrs. Faye need anything just let us know.

M-J Phillips
   Posted Mon October 09, 2017
Dear Miss Fay,
I am so sorry for your loss-he was a great man...

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