April 23, 2024
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Donald “Don” Gale Pinson

1940 – 2022

Memorial services for Donald “Don” Gale Pinson, 81, of Lindale, formerly of Alba, will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home in Alba. Bro. Lewis Pollard will officiate.

Mr. Pinson died on August 7, 2022, in Lindale. He was born November 25, 1940, in Grandfield, Oklahoma, to Ester Coley and Cella May Trigleth Pinson. He was in sales all his working life. Whether he was managing a department store, selling handbags across several states or many other sales occupations, he was always abundantly successful. He was a master deal maker. He loved family reunions and getting together with loved ones. He loved the Lord and always shared his faith with others. 

He married Rosa Milinda Upchurch on October 13, 2013 in Mineola. He lived in Lindale the last nine years and was a member of Grace Community Church in Lindale. 

Mr. Pinson is survived by his wife of nine years, Milinda Pinson of Lindale; two sons, Monty Pinson and wife Mary of Conroe and Terry Don Pinson and wife Phyllis of Sulphur Springs; bonus son, Justin Lee of Keller; two daughters, Rhonda Williams and husband Kevin of Alba and Paula Pugh and husband Bob of Emory; bonus daughter, Tori Starr and husband Cole of Houston and Brenna Thompson and husband Landon of Lindale; half-brother, Johnny Wayne Garms of Oklahoma; sister, Jana Sue Miller of Casa Grande, Arizona; nine grandchildren and one on the way; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild on the way; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Doyal Pinson, Lawson Pinson and J.L. Pinson; sisters, Vina Ramsey, Ester Ladean Pinson, Margaret Lamb, Doris Talkington, Opal Heinz, Colleen Nichols and Patsy Dale Horton; great-grandson, Jacob Casson Cooper; and stepson, Jade Lee.