James “Jim” O. Pinkerton, of Warren, passed away on Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2022, at his home in Warren. He was born on Nov. 22,1936, to Albert Pinkerton and Christina (Thompson) Pinkerton in Huntington. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson Center School. Shortly after school he married his high school sweetheart and classmate, Mona Stanley, on April 19, 1957, at Plummer Chapel.
Jim was a lifelong farmer; it had always been his life’s passion. He started farming before graduating high school for his parents and bought his first farm in 1958. Jim had a short “factory career” working a few years at RCA, General Tire, and Dana in Marion and delivered milk for Schenkel’s Dairy in Huntington. In 1962 he started farming full time, and as the years went on his children joined the business. Over the years “Pinkerton Farms, INC.,” grew into a large family business, where the passion for corn, soybeans and hogs became a way of life for several generations. Jim was proud to start the Huntington County Chapter of NFO (National Farmers Organization). One of Jim’s greatest joys was living and working on the farm with his wife and family. Though most days were full of long hours and lots of hard work, it was his way of life; it is home. There was no place he would rather be, then home, on the farm, with his family.
Loving survivors include; son, James Michael Pinkerton of Rochester, son, Daniel (Regina) Pinkerton of Warren, son, Joe (Debbie) Pinkerton of Huntington; daughter, Julia (Hal) Hoffman of Huntington; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and sister, Connie Bowers of Huntington.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Christina Pinkerton; wife, Mona Pinkerton; brothers, Gene Pinkerton & Ronnie Pinkerton; and sister, Janice Williams.
Family and friends gathered to share and remember on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, located at 203 N. Matilda St. Warren. A service to celebrate Jim’s life followed with Pastor Rick Hines officiating. Burial took place at Gardens of Memory in rural Marion.
Memorial donations to honor Jim’s life may be made to the Warren Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 373, Warren, IN 46792 and/or By the Book program c/o Associated Churches of Huntington County, PO Box 344, Huntington, IN 46750 and/or Kate’s Kart, 10376 Leo Road, Suite A, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
Arrangements were entrusted to Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.