Michael Glenn Pinion, 67, passed away suddenly on October 14, 2022, at his home in Mechanicsville, VA.
Mike grew up on the East Coast, as a navy brat with his family. He attended Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach, where he met and married his high school sweetheart.
Michael received a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He was a Nuclear Engineer with Dominion Virginia Power. After his retirement, he worked as a Forensic Fire Investigator with Forcon International.
He loved to share his passions with others, including fishing, camping, gardening, beekeeping, hunting, and building.
He was very proud of his two daughters and grandchildren. You would always find him cheering at his daughters marching band competitions, dance recitals, or basketball games; or at a swim meet, dance recital, or football game for his three grandchildren. He was always there!
If you had the privilege of hearing one of his stories, learning from one of his lessons, eating produce from his garden, laughing at one of his many witty yet sometimes inappropriate jokes, or tasting the honey that he processed; you are a better person for it. His family, friends, fellow engineers, beekeepers, fisherman, and campers will forever be touched by the positive impact that Michael Pinion made.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deborah Jeannine Elliott Pinion; two daughters, Jennifer Pinion Rose, and Emily Pinion-Jenkins and her husband Gary Jenkins; grandchildren, Jacob Rose, Chandler Rose, and Lecie Jenkins; mother, Clara Pinion; older brother, Edward Pinion; and three sisters-in-law and their families, Pattie Matthews, Peggy and Michael Davy, Linda Elliott, and Jo Wilson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Pocahontas State Park in the Swift Creek Hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Virginia Association for Parks (VAFP)
P.O. Box 9205
Norfolk, VA 23505