We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Cooper Funeral Home
Layton Pinkston the love of my life at 86 years went to be with Jesus on September 19, 2022.
He was born January 1, 1936 to Lavell Pinkston and Carrie B. (Brown) Pinkston. Layton attended Bethel school graduating in 1956. Layton participated in Ag winning the Gordon Richards achievement award in 1955-1956. Layton also participated in baseball and basketball.
In June 1956 he met his soul mate Helen Bowen from Meeker. They dated for six months and began their life as husband and wife together on January 15, 1957. On January 15th, 2022 they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with their family by having dinner at Paul’s Place in Shawnee. They discussed if they could make it to their 66th they both said yes but God had other plans.
For a brief time, Layton worked a few other jobs at Shawnee Mill, Jonco and 20 plus years he was the bus mechanic for Bethel schools, but Layton’s true passion was farming. Layton was born and raised on the farm that he worked that has been in the family for over 100 years. Besides farming his own land Layton helped Jack Swink with his farming, milking cows for him. Layton also helped neighbor’s Bud Snider and F.D. Wood with their farming. Layton also served on several boards in the community. He served on the county fair board for 22 years, served on Shawnee Conservation district for 20 years and RC&D for 15 years. Layton was proud to serve his community through out the years.
Preceding Layton in death were his parents, Lavell Pinkston, and Carrie B. (Brown) Pinkston. Six Sisters, Ruth, Mae, Minnie, Opal, Emma, and Martha. Four brothers Lee, Noel, Wayne, and Ted.
Survivors are Helen Pinkston his Love of 65 years, two sons and one daughter in law Gary Pinkston of the home, Phillip and Debra Pinkston of Mcloud, Two daughters and one son in law Sherri Cannon and Gary Marler of Shawnee, Cara and Mike Wooten of Shawnee. Grandchildren – Lucas Cannon and Susan Wilson of Shawnee, Bo and Brittany Cannon of Shawnee, Jessie and Jacob Jones of Shawnee, Holden and Bobbi Pinkston of Shawnee, Hunter Pinkston of Mcloud, and Austin Wooten of Shawnee.
Great Grandchildren - Ava and Layton Cannon of Shawnee, Olyvia and Scarlett Hopper of Shawnee, Hadlee, Baylor and Briar Pinkston of Shawnee, Maverick Hampton-Jones and Noa Monroe Jones our latest great grandchild.
Layton loved his family, his church, Jesus, and farming. He will be terribly missed by his Family and a lifetime of community family and friends.
Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Cooper Funeral Home. Casket will remain closed at the church. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 26, 2022 at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church in Bethel Acres with Reverend Larry Sparks, Reverend Mark Compton, Reverend John Mixon and Reverend Bill Leveridge officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.