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Don Pinkston

October 4, 1933 ~ May 10, 2018 (age 84)

Rogersville:  Don Pinkston, age 84, of Rogersville, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at his residence following an extended illness.  He was the owner and operator of Pinkston Pallet Co.  Mr. Pinkston was a member of Henard's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force.  Mr. Pinkston was an avid golfer and was known to many as "Pinky".  He was a founding member of the Hawkins County Rescue Squad.  During his time he served as Captain and President of the Board of Directors.  He was the acting President that played a key role by selecting the committee that established EMS of Hawkins County today.  Mr. Pinkston was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Mae Pinkston; infant son, Don Pinkston; son, Jerry Pinkston; sisters, Margaret Carter, Deanna Campbell and Willie Wisecarver.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cleo Henard Pinkston; daughter, Sharon Southern and husband, Bill; son, Terry Pinkston, all of Rogersville; grandchildren, Ellie Southern, Maggie Southern, Chris Pinkston and wife, Patti, Alli Pinkston, Brandie McCracken and husband, Luke, Jacob Pinkston and  Bailey Pinkston;  sister, Betty Lois Wheeler and husband, Charlie of Morristown; daughter-in-law, Tina Pinkston of Rogersville; several nieces and nephews.  A special thank you to Amedisys Hospice.

Visitation hours will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville.

Funeral service will be conducted 8:00 P.M., Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Mark Williams and Rev. Rick Dinkins officiating.  Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Highland Cemetery.

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Broome Funeral Home, Rogersville is honored to serve the Pinkston family.


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