First Posted: 9/29/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Gaither McKinley Inman, 87, of 2727 Westfield Road, Mount Airy, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1921, in Surry County to the late John McKinley and Donie Arrington Inman. Mr. Inman was a retired carpenter and a member of Woodville Baptist Church. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol (Jimmy) Christian of Westfield; son and daughter-in-law, David McKinley (Paulette) Inman of Westfield; grandchildren, Pamela (Chad) Davis, Antionette Smith and Tara Lynch; great-grandchildren, Heath Brown and McKinley Smith; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence (Carl) Saylor of Winston-Salem, Rada (Billy) Martin of Mount Airy and Bernice (Wayne) Goins of Greensboro; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernie (Barbara) Inman of Mount Airy, and Larry (Ann) Inman of Greensboro. In addition to his parents, Mr. Inman was preceded in death by his first wife, Hazel Tilley; second wife, Ruth Smith Short; daughter, Gwen Lynch; son-in-law, Harvey Joe Lynch; sisters, Opal Holt and Mavis Chilton; and brother, Cabot Inman. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Woodville Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Keith Love with interment to follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Inman will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Howell-Nelson Funeral Service of Pilot Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodville Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Sandra Martin, 714 Norman Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030 or to Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital, c/o Carol Tilley/Activities Director, 1570 NC Hwy 8 and 89 North, Danbury, NC 27016. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Stokes-Reynolds Memorial Hospital acute care division, Dr. Newsome and special friends Roland and Brenda King for all of their love and care. Online condolences may be made at www.howellfuneralservices.com.