William I. Pinkerton

February 15, 1928 ‒ November 05, 2018

Centerburg, Ohio

William I. Pinkerton, age 90, of Centerburg, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Ann’s Hospital following a long illness.  A kind, hard-working man, William retired from Anderson Concrete as a Supervisor after 44 years of service.  Veteran U.S. Army, WWII.  Past Master Neoacacia Lodge #595, F&AM.  Former volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Former member of Church of the Messiah, Westerville.  Member Centerburg UMC.  Born in Columbus, Ohio the youngest and last surviving of 8 children to the late Harry L. and Alice F. (Rodgers) Pinkerton.  Bill is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Irma M. (Hall) Pinkerton; devoted children, Steve (Ellanda) Pinkerton of Sunbury and Kathy Clark of Mt. Vernon; grandsons, Jason (Denise), Shane, Jarrod, Justin (Amanda) and Benjamin (Sierra); 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call 5-7 PM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3) Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday. Interment with military honors at Sunbury Memorial Park.  DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Bill’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • If you look in the dictionary Uncle Bills picture probably appears beside the word Gentleman. He was one of the kindest people I knew. He also gave the best hugs ever! He told me once at my Grandmothers funeral that she would live on through all of us and our children. He was really some one to look up to. He will be missed.

  • My dad was a disciplined, caring, loyal, generous, sentimental, loving, ethical person who was a gentleman in the best sense of the word. He seemed truly bewildered by dishonesty and unkindness. He did not lecture but led by example, to treat others fairly and with respect, to do what has to be done without complaint, to demand respect for oneself. His integrity and strength are only overshadowed by the love he held for his family. The world will never be the same.

  • My most sincere condolences go out to Irma and the entire Pinkerton family. Bill was one of the most kind and caring men I have ever known. He was a true gentleman in all he did. It was a great pleasure to work with him both in the credit union and Anderson Concrete. We not only had a great working relationship, we shared a wonderful friendship. I will never forget him. My prayers are with you.

  • God Bless/RIP. A heartfelt Thank YOU, Bill for your service in WWII, in The United States Army. The USA would NOT be as it is today. I treasure the freedoms for which YOU fought. YOU are “ONE OF” The Greatest Generation. Interment with Military Honors…….. And Semper Fi……. Soldier.