Mr. Kenneth Wayne Pinegar, age 86 of Fayette, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Hospice of West Alabama.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 11-A.M. from Fayette First Baptist Church. Visitation for Mr. Pinegar will be Wednesday evening from 5-7 P.M. at Nelson Funeral Home.
Kenneth Wayne Pinegar was born in Pickens County, grew up in Marion County, and following four years in the Navy, serving on the USS Ticonderoga, married Ina Joyce McCarver, moved to the oil fields of west Texas, and begun a 65 year journey through Dairy Fresh and Meritta Bread Company delivery routes, to his life's passion, loving people and serving the Lord for 40+ years. Bro. Wayne, as most people called him, completed his Divinity Degree from Samford University (1974) and a Master of Theology from Southern Bible Seminary (1978). He served several churches beginning with Cedar Grove (Lamar County), New Hope (Marion County), Sharon Heights (Jefferson County), West Side Baptist (Kokomo, Indiana), Berry Baptist (Fayette County), and Pleasant Grove Baptist in Hamilton, Alabama. He taught Samford Extension Classes, led numerous revivals, and enjoyed multiple mission trips including Carpenters for Christ. When asked for a comment on the pastorate by a local newspaper, Bro. Wayne replied, "My philosophy has always been that the pastor is important but he's not the most important person in church. The people make up the church." He loved "his flock". He was the consummate shepherd protecting the vulnerable, instructing the strong, and leading numerous souls to Christ. No one engaged with him in conversation for more than five minutes before he asked where they went to church and if they knew the Lord. Today, he is reuniting with many souls walking the streets of gold.
Kenneth Wayne Pinegar was preceded in death by his son, Jeffery Wayne Pinegar.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joyce (McCarver) Pinegar of Fayette, Alabama; daughters Beth Fulmer (Johnny) of Northport, Alabama; Amanda Akins of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; son, John Pinegar of Fayette, Alabama. He intensely loved his grandchildren, Morgan (Matt), Lauren, Mack, Walker, and great-grandchildren, Luke and Joyce. In addition to his earthly family, he leaves a legacy of extended family and multiple friends from pastoral care, evangelism, and community service.
"Well done thou good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:23 "Where could I go but to the Lord."