Richard S. Pindell, III, 79, passed away peacefully Friday, June 19th at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington.
Rick was born in Alamance County, NC to the late Richard S. Pindell, Jr. and Matilda Mann Pindell. He is survived by his son Richard Scott Pindell and daughter Elizabeth Pindell White; grandchildren Angela White Brewer (Lentz) and Richard Thomas White; his brother Jack Mann Pindell (Julia) as well as many nieces and nephews.
A proud Blue Devil, Rick attended Duke University where he was a student manager of the Duke Basketball team. Rick enlisted in the US Air Force and was recognized as the Airman of the Year in 1958 at Hunter Air Force Base. He enjoyed a 45 year career in real estate in Raleigh, where he served as President of the Raleigh Board of Realtors, President of the Realtors Institute, and served on the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association of Realtors, before retiring to Wrightsville Beach.
Rick loved to travel, play golf and tennis, watch Duke Basketball, and listen to jazz.
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Rick was quick to ask any stranger, “Where are you from?” confident that he could make a connection, and a new friend. His outgoing personality and positive attitude will be remembered by many as “fandamntastic”.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 28th at 2pm, with a reception following at Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, 2 W. Fayetteville Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480.
In lieu of flowers, Rick requested that a donation be made to either LOWER CAPE FEAR HOSPICE (1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401) or SHE ROCKS, a local non-profit that supports the Zimmer Cancer Center in Wilmington and the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center in Chapel Hill (PO Box 215, Wilmington, NC 28402).