Born Sept. 14, 1932 at Lepanto, Ark., son of the late Kernel and Edna Pinkston, he was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in the Korean Conflict.
On June 19, 1987, he married Mary Jo Lawson Pinkston who survives the home.
He is also survived by three daughters, Debra Songer and husband, James, of Toledo, Ill., Valerie King of Tyler, Tex., and Gwen Flevry and husband, Mike, of Ft. Hood, Tex.; two step-daughters, Marilyn Dye and husband, Lale, of Wappapello, Mo., and Brenda Stewart and husband, Tim, of Baton Rouge, La.; two brothers, Tommy and Mickey Pinkston of Tex.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Tuesday, July 24, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 25, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Williams officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Lale Dye, Dennis and Dale Pendergrass, Ronnie Zoleman, Mike Gozell, and Vernon Lowe.