Charles Roland Mincey Sr., 84, of Dallas, died April 7, 2016.
Mr. Mincey was an avid racer. He raced cars from 1948-1981 at tracks all around the southeast, including Dixie and Rome Speedways.
Charles retired from Day's Chevrolet at the age of 73.
He enjoyed reunions with his race buddies.
He was very proud of the 1939, two-door Ford sedan he restored with his grandsons.
Mr. Mincey was the owner of Mincey Paint & Body Shop in Atlanta, a business his father, Roy, had started.
He was also a member of the Georgia Automobile Racing Hall of Fame Association. He was inducted in into the association in 2004, honoring his racecar career.
He liked to pass time working in his yard and garden. He had a good sense of humor and his favorite show was Sanford & Sons.
Charles became a very spiritual man after receiving Christ in the 1970s, while attending a revival, which his father-in-law was preaching. Thereafter, he and Carolyn became members of Milford Church of God in Marietta.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Carolyn Mincey; sons, Kenneth and Charlene Mincey, Chuck and Linda Mincey; sisters, JoAnn Travers, Donna Cameron; one granddaughter, Chrissy; three great-grandchildren; three grandsons, Landon, Charlie, Branson and his wife, Madison; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 11 from the chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Brannon of Riverdale officiating.
Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home of Kennesaw was in charge of the arrangements.