AUGUSTA, Ga.- SFC. (Ret.) Mr. Robert Edgar Pinkston, Sr., 77, husband of Mrs. Helen Pinkston of Augusta, entered into rest on Thursday, May 20, 2004, at the residence.
Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2004, in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors at 1 p.m. with Pastor Joel Hawkins and Rev. Tony Henderson officiating.
Mr. Pinkston was predeceased by his sister Camille Morris and brother James Hinton Pinkston.
Other survivors include his son, Robert E. Pinkston, Jr., of Huntersville, N.C.; daughter, Nancy P. Szocinski (Robert) of Evans; sisters, Mattie Mae Gay, Gladys Bedell, and Vera Henderson all of Augusta; grandchildren, Steven D. Scott, II (Sarah) and Jordan K. Pinkston; great-grandchild Anna Harper Scott and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Pinkston was born in McDuffie County to the late James Arlington and Susie Mae Morris Pinkston. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI I with 22 years of service. He was a former member of Curtis Baptist Church and Richmond Hill Road Church of Christ.
Mr. Pinkston had retired from Property Control at Gracewood State School and Hospital.
Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.