Marvin Dean Pinkerton, 88, of Sweetser, IN, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Pinkerton, a resident of Marion for most of his life, graduated from Marion High School and Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University). He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946 as an electronic technician first class with the United States Navy. He participated in the Philippine Liberation and received a Bronze Star. He later worked as a self-employed electrician and for several Grant County companies.
He attended Somerset Christian Church and started home Bible studies along the East Coast. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 60, in Marion, and volunteered at the Marion Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born June 30, 1924, in Huntington County to Arvill O. and Jessie P. Marshall Pinkerton. He married M. Genevieve Burrows on June 7, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 1973.
Survivors include a daughter, Leysa M. Taylor, of Sweetser; two sons, Dennis A. (Carol) Pinkerton, of Batesville, and Loren E. (Julie) Pinkerton, of Marion; and a grandson, Eric Stephen Taylor, serving with the United States Air Force in Barksdale, LA.
Calling is Tuesday, May 7, 2013, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Rd., Marion. A service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with calling one hour prior to the service. Rev. Michael Severt will officiate. Burial will be at the Mt. Etna Cemetery, in Mt. Etna.
Memorial gifts may be made to SouthernCare Hospice, 2985 S. Webster St., Kokomo, IN 46902.
Online condolences may be made at www.ravenchoate.com .