James E. Pinkston, 76 of Sullivan, and formerly of Ft. Branch, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. 


He was born May 14, 1937, in Haubstadt to Ervin and Alma (Dimmett) Pinkston.


He was a graduate of Haubstadt High School, Lockyear Business College and attended Brescia College.  He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1960.


Jim was a member of the First Christian Church in Sullivan and a lifetime member of the Enon General Baptist Church in Princeton.  He loved to share his beautiful voice with others and is now singing in Godís choir. 


He retired from Siemens Manufacturing in Princeton in 1982 and became assistant director of security at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville before retiring.


Jim is survived by his wife, Joanne Pinkston of Sullivan; his children, whom he was proud of, Deborah Pinkston of Princeton  and Robert (Bonnie) Pinkston of Patoka;  sisters, Joann Ruby of Evansville and Joyce (Jerry) Lafenhagen of Ft. Branch;  his beloved  grandchildren, Brandon and Heather Pinkston; and many nieces and nephews whom he dearly loved. 


Funeral services will be held at the graveside, per Jimís wishes, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at the Walnut Hill Cemetery in Ft. Branch, with Pastor David Kelle officiating.  Burial will follow the services. 


The will be no public visitation. Military graveside services will be held by retired military veterans.


Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton is handling the arrangements.