Charles Franklin Pinkston
On Sunday, June 4, 2017, Charles Franklin Pinkston D.D.S. closed his eyes and went into a peaceful slumber. Dr. Pinkston was a retired Dentist who opened the first dental practice in Orange Mound in 1957. He is survived by his loving children, Toya McLaurin (Joseph), Lloyd (Connie), Carmen, Bonnie, two granddaughters, Kyla McLaurin and Sophia Dawson, a brother Howard Pinkston Sr; sister-in-law, Joyce Pinkston; two sisters, Annette Thorpe and Pauline Oden; the Orange Mound community and a host of relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Ida Maria Jones Pinkston, his parents Dr. Greene Fort Pinkston and Penella Horne Pinkston, sisters Sarah Brown, Bernice Williams, Mary Pettus, and brothers Wilbert "Ben" and Garland Pinkston.
For Dr. Pinkston, the most important things for him, were family and education. He imparted those same values to his children along with a strong faith in GOD. His values and love of dentistry was a testament to his 57 plus years of service to the Orange Mound community.
The family will hold a memorial service at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1169 Kerr Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114, Thursday, June 8, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. The order of service will be the Rosary at 5 p.m., Omega Service at 6:30 p.m., followed by the Connecting Links service.
A Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 9, at St. Augustine Catholic Church and interment in historic Elmwood Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, monetary contributions be sent to Meharry Medical College in honor of Charles F Pinkston D.D.S, 1005 D.B. Todd Jr Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208-3599 Division of Institutional Advancement.