The Rev. Lonzo Jackson “Jack” Sinclair, 74, of Mershon, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, in his home, under Hospice care, after a sudden decline in health.

Born in Patterson, October 14, 1945, he had lived in Pierce County all of his life. He was a 1963 honor graduate of Patterson High School. He farmed all of his life and was led into the ministry in the late 1970s. It was his first sermon that he had ever preached (Father’s Day – 1979) that his son was led to Christ. He was ordained into the ministry in 1984 and faithfully served bi-vocationally at several churches in our area including Youmans Chapel Baptist Church, Mershon Baptist Church, Walkerville Baptist Church, Twin Rivers Baptist Church and Astoria Baptist Church. He was a member of Bristol Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved spending time with his family. He would spend many, many hours meditating with the Lord and always looked forward to sharing the gospel with people. He was a devoted husband, a loving daddy and the most wonderful “Pop” in the world.

He was a son of the late James Ottis and Bertha Lee Griffis Sinclair. 

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean Crosby Sinclair, Mershon; three children, Lon and Teresa Sinclair and Lora Sinclair, all of Mershon and Wendy and Joel Price, Patterson; five grandchildren, Mitch and Breanna Sinclair, Luke Sinclair, Maggie Sinclair, Oliver Price and Hunner Sinclair; his sister and brothers, Virginia and Ronald Peacock, James and Marlene Sinclair and Curt and Linda Sinclair, all of Patterson, Eugene and Kathy Sinclair, Wilmington, NC and Tracy and Deborah Sinclair, Blackshear; his mother-in-law, Beatrice Crosby, Mershon and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

A private family interment service will follow in the Bristol Cemetery.

The family kindly requests all area pastors serve as honorary pallbearers.  Please meet at the chapel by 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA  31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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