HARTFORD — Bobby Gene Pinkston, 90, of Hartford, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, April 16, 2022. He was born on June 15, 1931, in Daviess County to the late Hugh and Oleighla Alford Pinkston. Bobby was a member of Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church and he enjoyed farming, gardening, Hereford cows, raising draft horses, and in his later years, watching marathons of old westerns. He was a former superintendent at Green Coal Company, Brown Badgett Coal Company and Weebro Horton Mines.
He was beloved by everyone who ever met him — a fantastic father, a great husband, a loving papaw and a best friend to all walks of life. No matter the circumstance, you’d always leave with a story of something funny/family or life inspiring, that Bobby and Sallye did while you were with them.
Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Sallye M. Pinkston; two sons, Michael Gene Pinkston and Timothy J. Pinkston; and one son-in-law, Gary Lowe Allen.
He leaves wonderful memories and beautiful examples in the hearts of his family and friends who were always entertained by his stories and wonderful sense of joy and laughter.
He leaves behind to cherish these memories, his children, Terry Gene (Marie) Pinkston, of Nashville, Evelyn Marie (Johnny) Vickers, of Sacramento, Gwen Allen, of Beda, and Bobbie Gale (Norman) Woosley, of Calhoun; and one sister, Lila Ann Allen, of Evansville, Ind. Bobby was blessed with ten grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam with Brother Larry Spears and Mike Cherry officiating. Burial will follow in Calhoun Cemetery in Calhoun. Friends may visit with Bobby’s family from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home.