R. Harvey "Doc" Pinkston, 85, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh.


He was born July 29, 1926 in Akron, Ohio and worked for Firestone in Akron for five years. He graduated from Ohio State University in Columbus.


He had resided in Princeton since 1955, coming from Ohio.

"Doc" was a retired veterinarian, practicing in Princeton for 15 years. He then worked for the Indiana State Board of Health Meat Inspection Division.

He was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.


He was a member of Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, life member of the Elks Lodge, past president of the Princeton Country Club, life member of the Indiana Veterinary Association, life member of the American Veterinary Association, (AVMA) and member of Southwestern Indiana Veterinary Association.


"Doc" is survived by his wife of 45 years, Lillian Pinkston of Princeton; a son, Fred William Pinkston of Lake St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter, Rebecca Sue Wedel of Evansville; five grandchildren, Chad, Jason and Aaron Pinkston, Millicent Carroll and Amanda Bryant; 10 great grandchildren and a brother, Paul E. Pinkston of Kettering, Ohio.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Finley Pinkston and Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" (Anderson) Pinkston; two sisters, Charlotte Webben and Lucille Lewis and a brother, Charles F. Pinkston.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012 at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, with Rev. Brian Cook and Rev. Lisa Schubert officiating.


Burial will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton.


Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Thursday at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton and again from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. V.F.W. Post 1147 will provide full military rites at the cemetery.