Dighton- Marvin Gene Pinkston, 87, died on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Legend at Regent Park in Wichita. He was born on June 22, 1932 at Healy the son of Lawson Harry & Clara Mae (Schwindt) Pinkston. He married Wanda Jean Foshee on September 19, 1953 at San Francisco, California.
Marvin went to early school in Healy and graduated from Dighton High School in 1950. He served in the United States Marine Corp and after his discharge he returned to the family farm near Dighton and was a lifelong Farmer-Stockman. He was active in the Dighton community by serving on the soil conservation board, Dighton Housing Authority Board, Dighton Recreation Commission Board, County Director for Kansas Livestock Association and spent many years on the American Legion Post # 190 funeral honor guard. He was a huge sports fan and was a fixture on the chains for Dighton High School football, watched every Kansas City Royals game and every KU Basketball game. He attended the Big 8, later the Big 12 Basketball Tournament in Kansas City for many years. He loved to fish and hunt and for many years led pheasant hunts on his farm. He especially enjoyed checking on his cattle at the area feedyards.
He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister- Juanita Overfield
He is survived by his Wife- Wanda Pinkston, 2 Daughters- Sherrie (Larren) Dennis of Eureka, Terri (Steve) Kingsley of Sedgwick, Son- Gary (LaRae) Pinkston of Mitchellville, Iowa, Sister- Bonnie (Larry) Evans of Gove, 8 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Dighton with Rev Berniece Ludlum officiating. Burial will be in Dighton Memorial Cemetery with military honors by United States Marine Corp Honor Guard and American Legion Post # 190 Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or American Legion Post # 190 Honor Guard in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 PM Friday with family present from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Boomhower Funeral Home in Dighton. Friends may post condolences at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Boomhower Funeral Home 145 North Wichita, Box 891 Dighton, Ks 67839