Vondel Smith Mortuary North (13125 N. MacArthur Blvd)
Wiley Winferd Pinkston was born October, 24, 1948 in Chickasha, Oklahoma, the son of Wayne Elmo and Cora Ann Pinkston. He went to be with the Lord on November 23, 2022. Wiley grew up on a dairy farm in Minco, Oklahoma where he obtained his ethic of hard work. He helped working on the dairy farm and on a summer day you might find him bucking bales of hay or working in the cotton field. He graduated from Minco High School in 1966. In high school he enjoyed football and baseball. Wiley married the love of his life Annecia Kay Brown on November 26, 1968. Wiley and Annecia grew up in Minco, attending school and church together. They had known each other their whole lives. Our mothers said they rocked us on the church steps because there was not a church nursery when we were babies. Wiley always knew Annecia was the one the Lord had given him. They were married 53 years and 363 days. Their first home was in Stillwater, Oklahoma where Wiley attended OSU. In 1970 he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. After graduation, Wiley started his career at Safeway Ice Cream Department in Washington D.C. Safeway transferred Wiley to Oakland California, Little Rock, Arkansas and his last transfer was to Oklahoma City. He also worked for Homeland, Farm Fresh and Hiland dairy. Wiley retired in 2013 from Hiland Dairy. They made their home in Oklahoma City where they raised their children, Darren, Tiffany and Whitley. After retirement in 2013 Wiley built a warehouse where he enjoyed collecting and sharing a variety of “treasures”. This was the only hobby he had, and it was always a working project. Wiley was an active member of Cherokee Hills Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, greeter, helped with security and was a tutor for Whiz Kids. He also enjoyed having breakfast with “the guys” every Wednesday morning at 9am. He made the most important decision of his life in 1957 when he was a 9-year-old boy. He asked Jesus into his heart and was saved. When he received the news of his pancreatic cancer he knew because of this decision he would spend eternity in heaven. He was a kind and honest man who loved his family well.
Wiley is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Cora Pinkston of Minco, OK and brother-in-law, Billy Brown of Minco, OK.
Wiley is survived by his wife, Annecia; and children, Darren, Tiffany, and Whitley Pinkston of Oklahoma City, OK; grandchildren, Pearl and Ocean Pinkston; brother, Dawan (Juanita) Pinkston of Minco, OK; sister, Lawanda (Jim) Butler of Newcastle, OK.
Donations may be made to Putnam City Baptist Church designated for Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine” event.