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He delighted being with grandchildren, great-grandchildren John Austin “Jack” Pinckney, 85, passed to heaven on April 3, 2009 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo.
Jack was born Sept. 21, 1923 in Kansas City, Kan., to Austin and Minnie (Overstreet) Pinckney. He graduated from Ava High School and went on to trade college for two years.
On April 21, 1944 Jack and Henrietta Proctor were united in marriage in Wichita, Kan., and to this union two daughters were born. Jack and Henrietta met while working together at Boeing during World War II. He was employed with the Civil Service and volunteered at Pearl Harbor after the attack. Jack was retired as a machinist from Colt Industry.
Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He delighted being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard and wife, Doris Pinckney; two grandsons, Lloyd and Kevin Stewart; and niece Brenda Lee Pinckney.
Jack is survived by his wife, Henrietta; two daughters and their spouses, Sharon and Edgar Paul Stewart, and Linda and Paul Sears, all of Wasola, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Wasola. Officiating was the Rev. Ronnie Pinckney.
On line condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.