Rocky Anthony Pinkston, 56 of Walnut Ridge, died Saturday March 3, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro with his family by his side.

He was born August 19, 1963 in Paragould, AR to Richard Pinkston & Linda Snider Pinkston.  Anthony was a loving son, father, brother, and friend.  He believed in being active in and supportive of his community. He was purchasing manager & laundry director at Lawrence Health services.  He was charter president and current member of the Rotary Club of Lawrence County.  He was serving on the Walnut Ridge City Council and was a former member of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce.  He was a trustee at United Free Will Baptist Church of Walnut Ridge.  Anthony touched countless lives in his endeavors and the effect he had on those lives will not be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jess & Eula Pinkston; and his maternal grandparents, Cletus & Broxie Snider.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Pinkston of Walnut Ridge; son, Chris (Paige) Pinkston of Dayton, OH; daughter, Brittney Pinkston of Walnut Ridge; parents, Richard & Linda Pinkston of Walnut Ridge; brothers, Ricky Pinkston & Randy Pinkston both of Walnut Ridge; sister, Renee Gentry of Walnut Ridge; and many family & friends who cherish his memory.

Visitation will be held Monday March 23, 2020 from 1:30PM-3:00PM graveside at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery in Walnut Ridge. 

Funeral services will be graveside at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery beginning at 3:00PM Monday March 23, 2020 with Glenn Smith and Dale Hughart officiating.

Under direction of House-Gregg Funeral Home of Walnut Ridge & Lynn, Arkansas.

The City of Walnut Ridge will be honoring Anthony by members of the police and fire departments being part of the escort for his interment.  We encourage those that attend to abide by the social distancing guideline and crowd numbers established by the President and CDC.  The family understands not everyone who loved Anthony will be able to attend one or both of the services.  If you fall into any of the categories which would put you, a family member, or other members of the public at health risk, the family deems it appropriate to line the procession route to give repects instead of attending the services.  The procession will begin at 1:00PM and will run from House-Gregg Funeral Home to main street, then to Lawrence Memorial Park.

Members of the Pinkston family and House-Gregg Funeral Home thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time for all.