Carl W. Pinkerton

June 17, 1937 ‒ December 20, 2018

Cardington, Ohio

Carl Woody Pinkerton of Cardington, Ohio passed December 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Carl was born on June 17, 1937 in Pleasants County West Virginia. He was the son of Ernest Richard Pinkerton and Lilly Idaway (Malone) Pinkerton. They preceded him in death.  Carl was an avid worker in his garden. He enjoyed working his ponies, and honey bees. He worked in the oilfields for W. B. Armstrong and George Campfire. He retired from Chattanooga Glass in Mt. Vernon. Carl had his own water well drilling business in the seventies and early eighties.  Carl is survived by his children; Terry A. (Billy) Wright of Grain Valley, Missouri, Richard L. (Twila) Pinkerton of Marengo, Ohio, Karl Lance Pinkerton of Cardington, Ohio, Woody R. (Belinda) Pinkerton of Centerburg, Ohio, Besty D. (Tim) Smith of Marengo, Ohio, Tonya L. (Mike) O’Quinn of Hayside, Virginia; lifelong friend, Paul Baker; friend in Christ, Dennis Cowles; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Private family service and interment at Bloomfield Cemetery.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Carl’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

    • Dale,
      There are not enough words to fully express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy,love and support you have extended to our family during this time of loss.
      The family of Carl W. Pinkerton

  • One of the greatest men I have ever known. I am honored to have met him and been a part of his life, what time I had. He taught me a lot about different things. He will truly be missed and forever loved. R. I. P Pops!

  • Sorry for your loss. May Carl rest in peace. He was a great person. My thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  • My thoughts and prayers to all of you. My children knew him as Pops. He wasn’t their grandpa but it didn’t matter to him or them. Had a lot of fun with his and Lance’s hog roast. Teaching us how to mushroom hunt. A lot of good memories. RIP Carl.

  • Truely a great man. I will miss all the old I shares with him and the family. He will be missed dearly!! The entire family is in my prayers I love you all!!

  • I am so very sorry for your loss… I have several good memories of Carl. He and my late husband, Bill could sure tell some stories when they were together ..

  • So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and praying for you all.
    Ron and Mary Ann Nininger
    Wanda and Jeanie Nininger

  • Terry Ann, Richard, Lance, Woody, Betsy and Tonya I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. I have many many wonderful memories of our childhood and the Bloomfield parents. Your Dad is part of them. They were all one of a kind including your daddy. You all were the best childhood friends… Love you all. Val Parmer Smith

    Dad says he is praying for you all also. Kay Parmer

  • Sorry to hear about the family’s loss. Uncle Woody will be missed. Hugs and prayers to all the family’s.

  • We didn’t know him on a personal level, but we know Dennis, so we knew Carl.
    We prayed right along with Dennis for Carl. He will be missed very much.

  • Sorry to hear about uncle Woodys passing! Please know the entire family our in my thoughts and prayers 😓

  • So very sorry to hear of his passing. Woody and Belinda you and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless. Ray and Sharon

  • My heart broke into a million pieces the day I heard. Uncle Carl Woody was always a beautiful rock in my world. There will never be another like him. My heart goes out to all my cousins and their families. He will always be remembered for his love for his family.

  • I had not seen Carl Woody in years, I can remember dad’s face (when he was in hospital dying of cancer) and he called dad. Dad smiled and said, “It’s like he’s right here talking to me!” Seeing his picture here he looks like grandpa, exactly like him! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. June’s oldest daughter…Betty Lou Pinkerton Fulmer- Trinity, North Carolina (I’m the oldest Pinkerton grandchild)

  • My prayers to the family. Pops was a good man and would do anything for anyone. He will be missed, Godspeed Pops!

  • Carl was a great man and had a wonderful sense of humor I always looked forward to talking to him and hearing his stories he always had me laughing and smiling he will be greatly missed.r.i.p .

  • Just found out about Carl’s passing. Roger and I send our love and prayers to the entire Pinkerton family during this most difficult time.

  • So sorry to hear this. Carl you were awesome and you taught me a few lessons in life. RIP I m sure there will be some beautiful gardens and very obedient draft horses in heaven now. Love ya ol Man.

  • So sorry for your guys loss he was a great man deepest condolences from the sheets family you guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Besty and the rest of the family,
    So sorry for your loss. Pops was a great man who left you with so many memories and stories that will be told again & again over the years through all of you. Please know that you are in my thought and prayers. Love you.