Orville Lee Pinkerton

June 9, 1932December 1, 2018

Orville was born on June 9, 1932 to William & Emaline (Arthur) Pinkerton. He grew up in Marmet and Rand. He played football for Dupont High School. Orville left high school for service in the US Navy aboard the USS Sitkin and the USS Firedrake during the Korean War. Upon his coming home from Korea, he married and raised his 3 daughters in Campbells Creek, Elkview and Pinch. He was a chemical operator for Diamond Shamrock/Occidental Chemicals. After his retirement, he moved to Kodak, TN and enjoyed life high on the Tennessee mountains for several years. He most recently resided in Murrells Inlet, SC with his daughter, Jann. Orville loved the outdoors. He was an avid gardener, loved hunting , fishing and having his toes in the sand at the beach. He was also a dedicated volunteer fireman/EMT and served faithfully for many years with the Rand and Pinch fire departments. In addition to his parents, Orville was preceded in death by 4 brothers, William, John, Robert and Franklin. He leaves behind to celebrate his life 3 daughters, Jann Bullock, Murrells Inlet, SC, Cindy Sigmon Darby (GC), Murrells Inlet, SC and Angela Shinn (Mike), Crossville, TN; 6 granchildren, Joshua Bullock (Rainey), Joseph Bullock (Megan), Amy Huss (Michael), Matthew Sigmon (Wendy), Ivy Taylor (David), Sara Johnson (Caleb); 9 great-grandchildren, Wesley Dixon, Macy Sigmon, MyLee Huss, Michael Huss, Kaleb Sigmon, Samuel Bullock, Lyra Bullock, Darby Bullock and Henry Bullock; many nieces and nephews; and an ex-wife, Barbara Jones. Orville slipped from this life peacefully at 10:30 pm on December 1, 2018 at Embrace Hospice House in Myrtle Beach, SC. Services to celebrate his life will be 10:00am Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, 5233 Rocky Fork Road, Cross Lanes, WV 25313. Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests making a donation to the Pinch Fire Department.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Orville Lee Pinkerton

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