In Memory of Robert Pinkston

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday January 10, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Homes Baldwin
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday January 10, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Homes Baldwin
1010 Newton Street
Baldwin WI, 54002

Robert Allen Pinkston, better known by the names of Bob or Pink to his family & friends, age 81, of Cady township in Spring Valley, WI formerly of Bruneau, ID, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019.  He was born to parents George & Elsie on February 19th, 1938 in Wendall, Idaho. Bob was a man of many talents & passions; the big three being fast cars, guitars and airplanes.  He attended the University of Idaho- Moscow before becoming a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Bob was proud of his time in the military, & he was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1969. While chasing his loves of speed & six-strings, Bob still found the time to chase the love of his life, Patricia Strickland. The pair were wed in Idaho in 1961. From there, he went on to become a commercial pilot for Western Airlines, & later Delta Airlines, from which he retired. Even though his work required him to be away from home, Bob always made sure he had a spare dime in his pocket so he could call his bride when he landed. As much as Bob loved speed, he truly loved Pat & their girls, Kelli & Karla. He will always be remembered as an adventurous & dedicated husband, dad, grandpa & friend.

Bob will remain in the hearts of his beloved wife, Pat; his daughters, Kelli Gordon & Karla Pinkston; his grandchildren, Alex & Maddie Gordon; as well as many extended relatives, friends, & his family at Living Waters Christian Fellowship in Ellsworth. He is preceded in death by his parents, George & Elsie. A Memorial Service for Robert will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 10th, 2020 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St. Baldwin, WI, with a Visitation preceding the service from 1:00-2:00 PM

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    • Dear Karla and family ,
      Our love and thoughts are with you.
      We have enjoyed all the loving ,fun stories and your admiration shared with us about your Dad.
      A life well lived and loved !
      God Bless,
      Kathy and Sam from PA ( TX too )