April 26, 1936 - August 31, 2021
Donald Eugene Pinkley, son of the late Orville and Dessie Pinkley, was born on April 26, 1936. He went to his heavenly home on August 31, 2021, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 85 years, four months, and five days of age. Don lived his entire life around the Buffalo area, graduating from Buffalo High School in 1954. He was saved on November 10, 1947, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized on November 16, 1947, into Mt. Pleasant Church where he remained a faithful member until his death. He diligently read his bible daily and loved his church family deeply. Don was united in marriage to Barbara Rea Standley on April 12, 1959, by the elder Hersheline Pinkley. To this union three sons were born: Mark, Kent, and Brent. He worked in a foundry in Springfield, Missouri for 20 years as a pattern maker and foreman. He owned and operated Buffalo Pump Service with his three sons for over 30 years. He loved spending time with his family and in particular doing “honey-do” work for his “barbie doll”. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Dessie Pinkley; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Stella (Spencer) Standley; and brother-in-law, Tom Eaton and sister-in-law, Joyce Stumme. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbra Pinkley; three sons, Mark Pinkley, Brent Pinkley of the home, and Kent Pinkley and wife Judy of Elkland, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Ryan Pinkley, Kyle Pinkley, Katie Stanley and husband Klayton, Conner Pinkley, McKenzie Pinkley, Clayton Pinkley, and Collin Pinkley; three great-grandchildren, Nolan Pinkley, Tanner Pinkley, and Bailynne Stanley; three sisters, Wanda and husband Bill Brom of Raytown, Missouri, Shana Eaton of Kansas City, and Charlean and husband R.C. Jones of Raytown, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Shirley Standley of Bolivar, Missouri; and a brother-in-law, Clifford Stumme of Phoenix, Arizona. He also leaves a host of church family, nieces, nephews, and friends who will greatly miss him. Services for Mr. Pinkley will be Saturday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Cantlon Otterness & Viets Funeral Home in Buffalo. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 3 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Donald Eugene Pinkley please visit our Sympathy Store.
Donald Eugene Pinkley, son of the late Orville and Dessie Pinkley, was born on April 26, 1936. He went to his heavenly home on August 31, 2021, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 85 years, four months, and five days of age. Don... View Obituary & Service Information
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