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Charlie G. Pinkston
June 4, 1909  -  January 20, 2009

 

Charlie G. Pinkston, age 99, of Mountain Home, passed away Jan. 20, 2009 at Care Manor Nursing Center. Visitation will be from 12-9 P.M Friday, Jan. 23 at Roller Funeral Home, with family receiving friends from 6-8 P.M. A Masonic service will follow at 8 PM. Funeral Services , conducted by Rev. Max Pyron will be 2:00 P.M. Sat. Jan. 24 at Roller Funeral Home. Burial, with military honors will follow at Baxter Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Pinkston was born June 4, 1909 in Norfork,Arkansas to Thomas Jefferson and Melzelda Trotter Pinkston. He married Faye Massengale on June 12, 1937 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He retired from McDonnell-Douglas of Long Beach,CA in 1971. A WWII Army Field Medic, he landed on Normandy Beach during the D Day invasion. He was a member of the Arkansas-United Sons of Confederate Soldiers Association, the only living son of an Arkansas Civil War Confederate soldier. He was a 32nd degree Shriner, a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Mountain Home Blue Lodge, a member of the American Legion Alley White Post 52 and a member of the Order of Purple Heart. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Pinkston of Mountain Home; grandson, Clinton Greg Pinkston, serving our country in the Air Force and half- sister, Nettie Pool of Calico Rock.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Gary Pinkston, Dec. 26, 2004; a brother Edward and sister-in-law Fannie Pinkston, 1 half brother, Curtis Young and 1 half sister, Lottie Parnell Brinsfield. Memorial contributions are suggested to Shriner Childrens Hospitals.





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