Bill Pinkston

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ODESSA - Bill N. Pinkston, 95 of Odessa, died Oct. 6, 2016, surrounded by his family. Funeral services were Oct. 10, at First Baptist Church in Stanton. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton. He was born on Aug. 4, 1921, to Nealie and William (Bill) Pinkston in Cross Plains. In his early life, he lived in various places. He shared memories of driving cattle with his brother from Knott into Stanton, where they settled. He married the "catch" of his life, Vida, on Oct. 20, 1946, and retired after 33 years of employment with Union Oil of California. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a young boy and grew into a man of great faith. He served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher for most of his adult life. He leaves a legacy of following Jesus and serving in the church and community to his family. He was known for his fierce competitive spirit whether it was sports in school, football at North Texas State, his service in the Cavalry, or full contact dominoes. He was passionate about fishing at Dingler's on the Rio Grande, hunting on his ranch in Eastland, gardening in his back yard, and football of any kind. He is survived by his wife, of 70 years, Vida Pinkston; daughter, Brenda and husband Jay Suberbielle; daughter, Janis Poindexter; son, Billy (Pat) and wife Carol Pinkston; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Nealie and William (Bill) Pinkston, siblings, Raymond Pinkston, Howard Pinkston, Opal Bracher, Matria Whiteley and Bernice Warner. Pallbearers were John Eichelberger, Ben Casmer, Billy Hendrix, Jason Suberbielle, Boyce Powell and Greg Pinkston. Honorary Pallbearers were Bob Swinney, Gene Jumper and Charlie Pinkerton.
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