Retired ISP Master Sergeant Brent L. Pinkston, age 57, of Butler, formally of Raymond passed away in Ft. Myers, Fla. on February 18, 2017.
He was born Nov. 4, 1959 in Litchfield the son of Verne Marvin and Dorothy Donini Pinkston.
Brent began working for the Illinois State Police in April of 1984 as Trooper in District 20, in 1994 he was Promoted to Sergeant, and later was transferred to District 18 where he promoted to a Accident Reconstruction Officer and later promoted to Master Sergeant before retiring in January of 2010 after 25 yrs of service.
He belonged to St. Raymond Catholic Church. He was a member St. Raymond KofC 4696, F.O.P., Retired State Police Association of IL, and he was a member of the Montgomery Co. DU Committee and golfed on the Shoal Creek Men’s Golf League where he was League President. He was also involved in a number of leagues at Lake Shore Golf Course in Taylorville.
Brent was involved in Scouting, having obtained the rank of Eagle Scout, served as a Scout leader for Troop 77, and currently served on the Scout Board of Review.
Brent served as a Lincolnwood HS Golf Coach. He, being an avid golfer, took pride in the game and was devoted to teaching others the sport.
He is survived by his mother Dorothy Pinkston of Raymond, brothers Verne (Tricia) Pinkston, Scott Pinkston both of Raymond, two nephews: Phillip Pinkston of Springfield and Brad Pinkston of Indianapolis, Ind., and niece Shelby Pinkston of Raymond, also survive. Long time companion, Tina Walke of Taylorville also survives. His dad, Verne, preceded him in death
Visitation will be held Monday, February 27 from 4 -8 p.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 28 at 10 AM at St Raymond’s Church in Raymond.
Burial will be held at St. Raymond Cemetery in Raymond; Fr. Jerry Bunse will be officiating.
Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com. The Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.