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Franklin George "Pinkie" Pilkenton, of Everett, WA, went to be with his Lord June 23, 2010. He was born the son of the late Frank and Myrtle Pilkenton of Everett, on December 22, 1937.
Pinkie was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Pilkenton (mother of his three sons); Patricia Pilkenton (mother of his daughter); and brother-in-law, Ronald Argle.
He graduated from Everett High School in 1956 and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1959. He, like his brothers, Brad and Paul, lived by the words, "Semper Fi" and "Once a Marine, always a Marine.
Pinkie was a brick layer for 20 years. Over the years he worked at Scott Paper Mill, Snohomish County Jail, Private Security Firms and various other companies.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed boating, camping, hunting and all types of fishing. He was a loyal member of the Northwest Steelhead and Salmon Council, North-Shore Chapter for 35 years and served as President for several years. Pinkie was a huge NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He loved watching westerns, listening to country music and going to live concerts and shows. He cherished his time with his grandchildren and would often take them to fishing derbies.
Pinkie is survived by his daughter, Lori, wife of William Martin; three sons, Robert, Jeffrey (Janine) Pilkenton and Michael; two brothers, Bradford (Norma Pilkenton) and Paul (Patty Pilkenton); three sisters, Connie, wife of Dennis Mitzel, Peggy, wife of Dennis Durr, and Sharon, wife of the late Ronald Argle; two grandchildren, Brandi and Christopher Martin.
There will be a grave side service on Saturday, July 10, at 11:00 a.m., at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, 1615 South East Everett Mall Way followed by a church service at 12 p.m., at Delta Baptist Church, 2901 16th Street (Corner of 16th and Pine Street, Everett.)
Published in The Herald (Everett) from July 6 to July 8, 2010