Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2009
On Saturday morning, January 31st, 2009, J.P. Jinright of Troy passed away at Troy Regional Medical Center. He was born April 2nd, 1915 in Josie, Alabama and was a lifelong resident of Pike County.
He joined the army and served over five years in the South Pacific as an radio-aircraft detection operator during World War II.
He retired as chief of campus security at Troy University after many years of service. He was an active member of Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church since its inception and was a faithful member of the Pike County Gideons.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joel, Irene (stepmother), and Jessie Brown Jinright (mother), and brothers Carl, Carroll, Howard and sister Valley Mae Barr.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, and his son John Jinright, daughter-in-law, Penny, and their children, Jessica and Tessa, all of Troy.
Other living family members include his sister-in-law Ila Jinright and her sons in Phenix City, nieces Betty Powell, Elizabeth Dansby, Marie Vonfeldt, and Regina Hartzog and their families.
Nephews include: Buren Barr, Morris Barr, Adrian Barr, Pat Barr, Noah Jinright, and Ray Jinright.
Visitation will occur at Green Hills Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3 with a funeral service beginning at 6 p.m. in Green Hills Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. Dave Kirby will officiate.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Pike County Gideons or to Williams Memorial Presbyterian Church. Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jinright Family.