Blaine Jordan Pinkston

PATOKA — Blaine Jordan Pinkston, 91, of Patoka, IL passed away June 27, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital Emergency Room, with family by his side.

Born July 21, 1928, in Moweaqua, Illinois, he was the son of Lawrence and Aileen (Jordan) Pinkston.

For many years, Blaine was a resident of Shelby and Christian Counties, most of his life as a resident of Assumption, Pana, Ramsey, Tower Hill and Oconee. He moved to Patoka following his marriage. He was a farmer, auctioneer, livestock trader and owner of the Pinkston Sale Pavilion. Over the years, he also owned a tire store, Pana Hunting Preserve, the Mobil Home Park, and enjoyed both training and trading bird dogs for many years. He was of the Christian faith. He also served his country faithfully in the United States Marines.

He united in marriage with Adeline McIntire, October 7, 1997, in Paducah, KY and she survives in Patoka.

Also surviving are his daughters, Paulette Catt of Anderson, IN, Judy Beyers and husband Tom, Odin, IL and Kathy Bauer of Greenville, IL, along with 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 5 Great Great Grandchildren, and was looking forward to the birth of a new great-grandchild in September of this year.

Also left to mourn his passing are step-children Martin McIntire of Salem, IL and Barbara Bonaldi of St. Louis, MO.

His surviving siblings are John (Mary) Pinkston of Pana, IL, Bill (Sue) Pinkston of Assumption, IL, sister-in-law Janice Pinkston of WI and brother-in-law Gary Caulk of Assumption.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson Dominic Paul Beyers, brother Thomas Pinkston, and sisters Shirley Scott and Connie Caulk.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Thursday at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Oconee, IL with Micah Schnauz officiating. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside. The family invites the public to gather with them at the cemetery in time for the service.

Visiting hours will be from 9:00 am Thursday until 10:30 am at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, IL 62881 618-548-1234 entrusted with the family’s care.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

The family suggests memorials to the memory of Mr. Pinkston be made in honor of his great-granddaughter Kennah Hiestand – Non-Hodgkin’s Cancer Fund and will be accepted by the funeral home.