Harry Edward Pinkerton affectionately known as Pawpaw Pink passed into eternal life on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the age of 73. Harry was born on July 3, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to William and Mary (Conway) Pinkerton. He is preceded in death by both of his loving parents. Harry is survived by three siblings including his sister, Anne, his fraternal twin, Jack, and younger brother, Bill Jr. (Renee). In addition to his siblings, Harry is survived by his three children: Karen (Mike) Haysley, Amy Pinkerton, Andrew (Meric) Pinkerton and their mother Jo Ann Tinerella Pinkerton as well as six grandchildren: Kaitlyn Barreda Pinkerton; Michael and Jake Haysley; and Ainsley, Reagan & Briggs Pinkerton. In 1959, Harry got to Texas as fast as he could. A proud graduate of St. Thomas High School class of 1962 and the University of St. Thomas class of 1967. He spent most of his career developing the rice milling business with major rice corporations including ARI and an overseas venture in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In the mid 80's, Harry operated his own pest control company, H&P Pest Control. Following his retirement and capitalizing on his love for baseball, Harry went on to work security for Minute Maid Park where he filled his days and nights watching the Houston Astros play ball. He was an avid outdoorsman. From the hill country in Mason to DemiJohn Island and Haverhill Street to the Gulf Coast in Sargent, he was at home across Texas whether he was hunting, fishing or smoking the best barbecue around. But all of his interests took a backseat when one of his grandkids had a game. Whether it be cross country, baseball, softball, football, basketball, soccer or lacrosse, he was proudly cheering them on and will always be their biggest fan. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Chapel of St. Basil, 3802 Yoakum, on the campus of the University of St. Thomas.
March 7, 2018 7:00pm, Chapel of Basil
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