Carl J. Rinker, Jr.
Carl Jefferson “Peachie” Rinker, Jr., age 70, of Strasburg, Virginia, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, in the Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center.
Mr. Rinker was born in 1942, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Carl J. and Helen P. Rinker. He was a graduate of Strasburg High School Class of 1960. He attended Bridgewater College where he received his Associates Degree in Mathematics. Carl also attended International Correspondence School where he received an Associate’s Degree in Surveying and Mapping. He began his career in surveying as Survey Manager and Shenandoah Valley Business Director for Urban Engineering and Associates and in 1967 became owner of Carl J. Rinker and Associates land surveying and land planning in Woodstock, Virginia. Carl also held positions at Patton, Harris, Rust and Associates and Bowman Consulting, both in Winchester, Virginia.
Mr. Rinker served over 30 years on the Strasburg Town Council, serving on about every committee and over 18 years on the Shenandoah County Republican Committee.. He was a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 21, Cassia Masonic Lodge No. 142, Alexandria Consistory of Scottish Rite Masons in Alexandria, and member of the Alexandria Shrine. Carl was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia and member of American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM).
Carl married Joyce Brill on November 16, 1963 in St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Kimberly R. Chamberlain and her husband, Ryan, of Strasburg, Virginia, Stacie M. Rinker of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Stephanie J. Hill and husband, Stephen, of West Sussex, England; four grandchildren, Michael A. Moreland and his wife Heather and Lauren C. Vormbrock and her husband Jeffery all of Strasburg, Virginia, Aaron M. Chamberlain of Tokyo, Japan, and Christopher C. Moreland and his wife Amanda of Middletown, Virginia; and three great grandchildren, Landon, Taylor and Amilya.
A Memorial service will be conducted on at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia with Pastor Wooten and Pastor David Howard officiating. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601 or St. Paul Lutheran Church, 191 W. Washington Street, Strasburg, VA 22657.
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