Retired T/SGT Paul Robert Mincy, husband of the late Margaret A. Mincy, departed this life Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at his home.
Born June 18, 1939, in Chattanooga, TN, he was a son of the late Daniel L. Mincey and the late Ruby Gibson Mincey. Mr. Mincy was a member of Crosspoint Baptist Church in Sumter. He was educated in the public schools in Chattanooga, TN. He joined the U.S. Air Force on November 19, 1956 and retired on May 31, 1977, after receiving numerous awards and citations. He started a new career in law enforcement with the Sumter County Correctional Center which retired from in 1994. He then worked with Santee Lynches Regional Jail, Korn Industries, Barton Security and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department.
He leaves cherishing the memories of four children, Margaret M. Gebbia (Keith), Vicky M. Gaskins (Nelson), Teresa M. Stringfellow, and Cassandra M. Lowery (Jimmy); 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Daniel L. Mincy, two sisters, Margaret V. Patterson, and Betty J. McGasky; two sons-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by a beloved son-in-law, Patrick Stringfellow, and two brothers, Henry Mincey and Mark Skipper Mincey.
Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon Tuesday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Sorrells officiating. Burial with full military honors will be a 2 P.M. in the Florence National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith M. Gebbia, Jr., Shaun D. Gebbia, David R. Gaskins, James L. Lowery, Jr., Michael P. Lowery, Christopher J. Stringfellow, and Jason Benenhaley.
Honorary pallbearers will be his other grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon Tuesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home, 1700 S. Grapevine Rd., Pamplico, SC.
Memorials may be made to Crosspoint Baptist Church, 2755 Carter Rd., Sumter, SC 29150.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.